For most people, the day doesn’t really start until they have had their first cup of coffee. Imagine being able to walk down the passage and grab a nice hot cup of coffee without even having to leave the house. Creating a coffee station in your home is actually quite easy, all you really need is a coffee machine, some accessories and a place to put them all together, so lets get started.
Step 1 – Find a Location For Your Coffee Station
The first step to your home built coffee station is to find a location. Its quite typical to set up a mini coffee station in the kitchen; a small tray in front of a coffee machine, the milk is right in the fridge and your have ample drawer and cupboard space for your accessories. However, it is no longer conventional to have your coffee station in the kitchen. A well placed coffee station is both functional and creates a decorative feature for a passage, unused corner or wall. All you really need is somewhere you can place a shelf or sideboard. Most houses have a corner or area in a passage which is too small to be used as a study or reading nook, a coffee station is the perfect addition to use that wasted space.
Step 2 – Choose a Coffee Machine
Coffee machines are like cars, they come in thousands of ranges and sizes and each one is designed for a specific purpose. You first need to decide on how much you are willing to invest in a coffee machine and then what type of coffee you will be primarily drinking. You can choose to brew espresso, cappuccino, filter coffee or coffee from convenient pods, each has it’s own pros and cons. What’s also important is that the coffee machine will be the centre of attention at your coffee station so choose one that suites your styling and color scheme in the room it is going to be placed. You don’t want a vibrant red coffee machine shining in the corner of your pastel colored room.
Step 3 – Accessorize
This is where you bring everything together! No coffee station is complete without a large sign, quote or lettering spelling out something along the lines of coffee being the most important part of your life. Stylish canisters can be used to store your coffee, sugar, spoons etc and this is the perfect place to display your artsy mug collection. Consider mounting a line of cup hooks below your shelf or sign board on which to hang a row of mugs. You could even add a book or two on how to brew the perfect cup.
Home coffee stations help to make your mornings a bit more enjoyable for you and all of your household residents. Have you created your own home coffee station? Let us know and share your ideas in the comments section below.
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