Saturday, April 21, 2018
Home - Featured - DIY Coffee Bar In A Farmhouse Kitchen
diy coffee bar do it yourself

DIY Coffee Bar In A Farmhouse Kitchen

diy coffee bar do it yourself
I customized my coffee bar for a OXO coffee maker review for Best Buy recently.

Having a coffee bar is a big deal these days. I’m a dedicated coffee fan so I knew when I was building my kitchen (thank you Ikea) I would be adding a DIY coffee bar to one wall. Given that it’s one of the smallest kitchens you’ve ever seen, I knew adding that spot just for coffee was going to be a challenge.

I started with just a simple IKEA shelf with cubbies, but I found that was on the low side and I was filling up the cubbies with pointless junk. My next choice was an antique cabinet, but with space at a premium in this kitchen, the cabinet, although pretty, wasn’t going to cut it as far as storage was concerned.

Instead I opted for more Ikea cabinets, this time with glass doors, and I purchased some in half the depth of a normal cabinet. That gave me enough space to put my Breville Espresso Maker and my Keurig, but it didn’t obstruct the normal flow of traffic in what is essentially a galley kitchen used by six people.

antique coffee grinder diy coffee bar
I found this antique coffee grinder at a local auction

Once I had my cabinet, I opted to add open shelves to the 9 foot wall. That meant I could put all of my coffee-related accessories somewhere within easy reach. Instead of using shelving from a store, we cut strips of the ship lap we removed from the house when we were renovating. I think it adds a nice touch to the wall, and there are even a few nails sticking out.

Thanks to my coffee bar I finally had a place to put the antique coffee grinder I picked up at an auction before we moved in, and I was surprised at all of the coffee knick knacks and other items I had stored.

But my favourite addition to the coffee bar is a old hose attachment. I found it in the bushes when on a walk on the property, and I thought it would look perfect popped up on the wall.

diy coffee bar
This hose spigot was out in my yard

This is where I keep everything coffee-related in my house, and it’s nice to have it all right on my counter because I go straight there every morning.

If you have any DIY coffee bar tips, share them here.

 

 

Check Also

What Road Trip Essentials Should You Pack For Your Next Road Trip with Kids?

I’m currently writing a travel guide called, “Let’s Run Away Together. Explore the history, the …

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Content Protected Using Blog Protector By: PcDrome.