Sunday, November 27, 2011

The next big thing

We all dream of starting our mornings off quietly and calmly. Enjoying a cup of coffee or hot tea. Or perhaps we like to end our day with a glass of wine or cup of coffee. Maybe your dream can become a reality. The next big thing in home design is a breakfast/coffee/wine bar. A small space designated for coffee, tea or wine drinking.


These spaces are typically found in or near the master bedroom or bathroom, right outside the kitchen or in an upstairs bonus room for guests to use. It can be a built in space with custom cabinets, built in refrigeration, sink and storage, a closet turned  coffee bar with storage and a coffee maker or simply a piece of furniture that houses a coffee maker, maybe a microwave and the associated accoutrements.


Whatever the space you may have to work with here are a few essentials you need to include.

  • Coffee maker-full size or mini
  • Coffee
  • Cups
  • Sugar and creamer
  • Tea bags
  • Spoons
  • Napkins


Want to get more elaborate? How about including a microwave, popcorn, undercounter refrigerator, sink, bottled water and soft drinks. If you are including the space in your master bedroom, consider adding some details to make it look more like a piece of furniture instead of utilitarian cabinets stuck in a corner. The ideas are limitless and maybe this was just the piece of “calm” you were looking for.

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