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How to design a coffee bar at home?
The best ideas to create it yourself
If you are a coffee lover, you cannot deny that you have always dreamed of a coffee bar at home, a dream that you can make come true.
There are many ideas from which to inspire us to create, but nothing better than following advice that will help you in the assembly process, and this is what I offer you today.
Steps to create your own coffee bar at home
No matter how big or small the spaces in your house are, get ready to start working, and design a nice bar area.
Choose the ideal space for your coffee bar
This is a very important point, since before imagining and buying the elements we need, we must know how much space we have.
The idea is to find a visible area that you do not use, which is near the living room or kitchen, these being the busiest in your home.
This space can be a hallway or a place isolated from the living room or kitchen, such as a corner.
For this you must take into account an outlet in the center of where you will locate the coffee stand, to connect the coffee maker.
Measure the space
With a tape measure how much space you have to have, measuring in turn how much you will need to place things.
The idea of this is that although you place the coffee bar in a corner of the room, it is not forcibly included by blending in with the other furniture that has nothing to do with the bar.
Choose storage furniture
The storage furniture is wooden or other material structures with compartments to store all the elements to make the coffees.
There are countless models that we can buy, maintaining a basic structure with cabinets and counter.
However, we can design and have them made, since if we have a larger space we can incorporate other appliances for our bar, for which a more functional piece of furniture will be needed.
Shelves are another form of storage, but aimed at decoration, fulfilling the function of a sample book of ornaments and key items for this environment.
The idea is to create height for the bar, making it appear that it is a totally isolated environment from the others, so you should try to cover a large part of the wall without exceeding yourself.
There are different models, but the most classic is the one with 2 vertically formed shelves, these must be the same size, being a few centimeters smaller than the main piece of furniture.
An accessory that you cannot miss and that is usually linked to the shelves is the line of hooks, since there you will hang the main cups.
An alternative to the shelves is to create a decorative structure to hang cups, this can be made with wood or another element, but this is only for those who want to let their creativity fly.
Choose the appliances
Although you think that this is the simplest task, the reality is that it is not, since if we want great results, we must choose very well which ones and how many we need.
A coffee maker is the basic thing that is needed in this space to function, but if you have more space and want to isolate yourself from the kitchen and make everything from your coffee bar, you should consider other appliances.
As for the coffee makers, you can decide between a normal one and an espresso machine, or if you wish, you can have both at the same time.
As for other appliances, you can opt for a microwave, a small oven, and an executive-type refrigerator.
The idea is that in this small environment you get everything to make a coffee party, without the need to go to the kitchen.
Stock it with the dishes and decorations
Once all the basic elements are in place, it is time to choose the elements with which we will supply the bar.
To do this, go from the essential elements to the least necessary. Choose a coffee tableware set first, which usually comes with a number of cups along with their respective plates.
Some of these tableware come with classic style teapots, which regardless of how functional they are, are a decorative element for your bar, which you can put on the shelves.
When buying the tableware, take into account the number of people that you regularly gather to enjoy a good coffee, with this you will know if you should buy 1 or 2 sets of tableware.
The second element is the airtight jars, which are usually sold in sets of 3. But if you want you can buy them individually, you just have to look for some that close perfectly and are a minimum of three, for coffee, sugar and another element that you use for your preparations.
This is the must-have basics, but you can include other items like a tabletop wine rack, a 3-tier snack sampler, trays, cutting boards, and much more.
What remains are the decorations, these will depend on the style you want to reflect. However, take into account elements such as flowers, images related to coffee and typography as a decoration element for your bar.
With these steps, you just have to get to work to create the space of your dreams, which you will enjoy your next coffee, so go ahead and create.