There are so many reasons why a custom home coffee bar is the ideal setup for any new home. First of all, take a moment to imagine how much money and time you can save by brewing your favorite blend at home rather than sitting in line at a drive-up window on your daily morning commute. That’s easy money that can be put toward a brand-new espresso machine or other upgrades to the home!
Second, you’ll instantly feel more motivated to jump-start your morning in a corner of your home that fits your morning vibe. Whether you prefer to be embraced by bright sunshine yellow tiling or soothed by cooler blue-green hues, your custom coffee bar is your own to style as you see fit.
If you know a custom coffee bar is what you need in the morning to spark productivity with an extra flavor boost, here are several ideas to get you started. Find one or more designs that strike your fancy and consult with your builder to discuss viable options within your timeline and budget constraints.
Built-in Espresso Machine and Appliance Garage
For a sleek and chic aesthetic, the built-in espresso machine is exactly what every coffee aficionado needs. By building the machine into the wall, you can save counter space and highlight your passion for coffee in your choice of decor. Creator @homiecollection takes it a step further by building an appliance garage to stow away all the accessories via roll-out drawer.
Coffee For Your Home Office
As more people begin working from home, the remote workspace becomes more critical every day. What better way to stay motivated than to add a custom coffee bar to your home office?
Creator @duccustoms showcases the ultimate home office glow-up with a fully built-in coffee bar setup and breakfast nook with a corner window. Consider a pop of color as well to add a bright spot to your workday.
Stylish Nook with Tile Backsplash
Sometimes, the floor plan of a custom build offers unique opportunities. An awkward nook or small corner might be the perfect place to create a coffee or tea station. Creator @caranewhart shows off a kitchen nook transformed into a gorgeous tile backsplash coffee bar that exudes relaxation and comfort.
With so many bottles, jars, and other accessories, your coffee bar may quickly become cluttered at the base. Consider stacking and shelving options, such as floating shelves. Creator @missjessicanicoleblog shows how the addition of floating shelves can make the coffee bar feel taller and open it up quite a bit.
Sliding Door Hideaway
Some homeowners like to keep their coffee bar tucked away and out of sight when not in use. Creator @themartinezcasita features a chic modern farmhouse sliding door hideaway to keep your coffee station organized and free of extra clutter that accumulates throughout the day. Enjoy your coffee during your productive hours, then close it away when you’re ready for relaxation.
Colorful Wallpaper or Paint
In homes where a nook or space to build a coffee station is not so easily apparent, a lovely pop of wall color might highlight the space just as well. Creator @splorin_lauren displays how color can draw out an inconspicuous short wall and transform any space into the perfect custom home bar area.
Glass Sliding Doors
Glass sliding doors are a simple way to maximize the luxury home coffee bar aesthetic while keeping the area separate from the living or dining areas. Choose how you want to display your coffee collection without worrying too much that kids or pets might accidentally cause a mess. Creator @thislittlelifewebuilt shows how these glass sliding doors may be styled with seasonal decorations.
Custom Drawers with Separators
In any home coffee bar, organization and storage is key to success. Too much clutter and your design becomes second to the mess. An excellent way to maintain order and keep clutter to a minimum is by using custom drawers built exactly to fit your coffee bar necessities. Creator @littlefarmhouseontaylor showcases their custom drawers with separators for K-cups, espresso beverage toppings, and all the accessories you can think of.
It’s typical for many coffee drinkers to prefer some type of cream or milk in their coffee or tea. Take your home coffee bar to the next level by eliminating the need for a trip to the kitchen to get the milk or cream from the fridge. Creator @room_remedies models a built-in fridge for storing your cold brews or iced beverage supplies.
Hollow Pantry Nook
Your kitchen might already be full top to bottom and wall to wall with custom cabinetry. In this case, you might try removing one cabinet to create a hollowed-out space in your pantry for a small coffee bar, like creator @thethompsonhaven has done. The result is a cozy nook that fits all your specialty blends and coffee time accessories just perfectly.
Coffee Bar in the Main Bedroom
Do you ever dream of waking up to the scent of freshly brewed coffee? Imagine the benefits of installing a custom-made coffee bar in your bedroom, like the one featured by creator @modernfarmhouseglam. Every morning, just set a self-timer on your kettle and wake up slowly to the scent of the warm brew. When it’s ready, enjoy your first cup from the warm comfort of your bed. The coffee bar will also make a great soothing hot tea station in the evenings as you wind down from the day.
Save immense amounts of energy by installing a pot filler next to your coffee station. Easily fill your coffee pot or kettle without having to maneuver around the sink. Creator @maisonblonde models a lovely and stylish gold fixture that allows any at-home barista to brew an extra-large pot without the high risk of spillage.
Build Your Custom Coffee Corner
Whether you are a morning coffee drinker or a late-night owl, an at-home coffee bar provides relaxation tools to unlock peak inspiration. Search for the design ideas you like and bring them up to your builder today.
Melanie Theriault is a writer, counselor, and lifelong learner. She holds a B.A. in Sociology from Southwestern University, where she discovered her passion for fostering human connection through storytelling.