Create Your Own At-Home Coffee Bar
Is coffee one of your main food groups? If so, no morning is complete without a steaming cup of joe. With cooler temps on the way, this could be the season to ditch the coffee shop grind, and create your own coffee bar experience in the comfort of your new home. Rival even the best baristas with these at-home coffee bar tips.
Create the setting.
The first step in designing a coffee bar at your new home is to decide where to place it. Pardee kitchens offer plenty of counter and cabinet space to house your coffee supplies. Or upcycle an existing piece of furniture into a coffee bar conversation piece. How about converting an unused desk, painting a dresser or repurposing a vintage buffet?
Think about location in the home, too. A corner set aside in your owner’s suite could make the perfect spot for morning reflection over your first cup of brew. Guests might appreciate waking up to the aroma of coffee brewing in a hallway coffee bar nook. Or, set yours in a cozy spot near your outdoor living area to take in the views. Use your imagination with Pardee Homes’ flex spaces.
Making that perfect cup of coffee requires the perfect ingredients. Take a cue from your favorite coffee shops to creatively organize. Use vintage glasses or jars to display sweetener packets. Purchase oversized salt shakers to hold flavorings like cinnamon. Use an acrylic organizer to arrange napkins, coffee pods and stir sticks. Place sugar cubes in small handmade bowls. A drawer or wooden box can keep coffee and filters tucked conveniently out of sight.
Accessorize with feeling.
Add that warm coffee shop ambiance with special touches. Use a hanging chalkboard above your coffee bar to announce the day’s special brew. Keep local fresh (or faux) flowers in a vase on your coffee bar. Light a candle. Create your own morning coffee playlist to round out the mood.
And of course, don’t forget the second most important ingredient – the coffee mugs! Pardee kitchens provide lots of convenient space to store your coffee cups. Want to display them instead? Try making your own coffee cup wall hanger.
Don’t forget the other food groups!
Add the finishing touch with an enticing display of healthy treats. Set out a bowl of locally grown fruits. Use a cake plate or decorative tray for sharing muffins and breads. Fill a cookie jar with biscotti, or use several smaller ones for nuts and trail mix.
Want a new home with plenty of space to create your own coffee bar? Contact one of our New Home Specialists today.