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How to turn your kitchen into a coffee bar

How to turn your kitchen into a coffee bar

If you are interested in turning your kitchen into a fancy coffee bar where people can hang out and enjoy some delicious coffee, but you’re not sure where to start, don’t worry. These useful tips will help you achieve your goal.

Decorate your Coffee Bar for warmth

If you want to turn your kitchen into a coffee bar, think about the atmosphere you want to create. Think about how you can use decorations, colors schemes, and lighting to create desired results. Coffee shops usually have a very warm and cozy atmosphere. So in order to recreate that type of atmosphere choose warm and soft colors. Opt for warm shades of orange, brown, and red. Use decorations to make your coffee bar feel homey and warm.

Make it trendy

You will rarely find a coffee shop interior design that is timeless. Coffee shops tend to keep up with certain trends and change their interior design every once in a while. You can start by using vintage artwork, quirky pendants, and a hung-up chalkboard. You could also use timeless decorating pieces that you can modify and change as time goes by so that they can adapt to different styles and designs.

Use the lighting to your advantage

When thinking about the design and atmosphere you want to create in your coffee bar, consider how lighting can play a huge role in this. The lighting is your best friend here. You can use dimmer lights to create a cozy and soothing atmosphere. Consider getting different-shaped light bulbs or lamps that you can strategically place around the kitchen to create the desired effect. If your kitchen has large windows, use that to your advantage as well. Let the natural light in throughout the day. It can really make a huge difference.

Implement mirrors

If you have a smaller kitchen and want to make it appear bigger than it is, you can use mirrors to achieve this illusion. Don’t shy away from using different-shaped mirrors in various sizes. Place them strategically around the kitchen to create an illusion of open space. They can add such an artistic effect to the room.

Create a focal point

One example of what you can do with the design is to create a coherent design with one or two main colors and then use one object that will stand out and serve the purpose of a focal point. It can literally be anything. For instance, you can use one large art piece and hang it on the wall where you want the most attention drawn to. This one-piece can really pull the whole look together and make your space look very luxurious and elegant.

Try out new furniture

Don’t be afraid to experiment with different furniture pieces. You can start by installing a wooden shelf and then you can add some matching stools for your bar seating. After that, you can move on to purchasing furniture for the kitchen café. You can get a small dinette set in the same color as your stools. You can also play with different textures and materials. Don’t be afraid to mix and match colors or pick one color that will be a focal point of your coffee bar.

Consider flooring

Think about what kind of flooring you want to have. You need to consider the material and color you are going to use. Firstly, the material is important because you want to ensure you get a high-quality material that will last you a long time. So, be ready to invest a bit more if you want quality. Secondly, material and color are important because you want to get something that will go well with the rest of the kitchen’s design and color scheme. For instance, you can try wooden floors if you want to create cozy and warm vibes. On the other hand, if you want something more modern and minimalistic, opt for large white, grey, or black tiles. They will make the space look extra elegant and luxurious.

Invest in a new coffee maker

This is actually the most important part so far. You can’t have a proper coffee bar without a coffee maker. This might cost you a bit more, but it’s always a better option to invest a bit more than buy a cheaper version that might not last as long and may end up costing you more in the long run. With a new coffee maker you can enjoy some quality and tasty coffee at home and feel like you just went to your favorite coffee shop instead. Think about what kind of coffee you like the most and buy a coffee maker that will make it easy for you to make the type of coffee you enjoy the most.

Get your whole kitchen checked

Although, majority of this DIY project is about creating a certain atmosphere and decorating the space, you also need to make sure that everything is working properly. You don’t want to end up having to deal with issues in the kitchen such as water leaks and blocked drains. That is why you need to get a professional to do the proper check-up for you before you start using your coffee bar on a daily basis.

Display the Menu

You can even go a step further and make a cute menu of all the coffees and flavored coffees you will be making in your kitchen coffee bar. Your visitors, friends, and family can have a preview of what coffee you can make for them. You can decorate the menu however you like and include it as one of your wall decorating pieces.

Organize Supplies

Consider organizing your supplies in a way that will make it easier for you to move around the room and make your coffee. Make things easily accessible to you so that you don’t have to run around and wasting your time looking for things. You can use any type of organizers like makeup organizers or utensil holders to store the necessary stuff. This way, you will be saving a lot of space and preventing huge chaos from occurring in the kitchen.

Serve Your Favorite Treats

Apart from serving coffee, you can also stock up some tasty treats like cookies or any other sweets you like. You can serve store-bought and homemade sweets. Simply display them on a cake stand. This will make space feel even more cozy and welcoming.

Create a Cozy Nook

If you want your tiny coffee corner to feel extra welcoming and cozy, try to create a nook that feels homey and inviting. Your coffee bar can be the coziest spot in your house. People will simply want to spend every second of their day there. There are many ways for you to achieve this effect. For instance, you can start by placing a few sofas and lazy bags around. Stack up some fluffy pillows and fresh flowers around the room. Find a way to incorporate a small fluffy rug under the coffee table and add some scented candles. Candles, especially scented ones can really change the whole atmosphere. In addition to that, you can add your favorite books, magazines, and even comic books around the room and on the coffee table so that people can take a look at them as they wait for their coffee.

DIY a Mug Holder

If you don’t have enough space on your counter for the coffee mugs, don’t worry. There are creative ways for you to create more space. This is an especially interesting and creative tip for those who love to make their own DIY projects. With one quick look at some of the helpful YouTube tutorials, you can learn how to make your own DIY mug holder.

Offer an Assortment of Flavorings

Think about what custom beverages you want to make. In order to make as many different types of coffee, try to purchase several different syrups. This way, you will get to enjoy flavored coffees at home instead of having to go to the coffee shop every time.


All things considered, there are so many creative ideas for turning a kitchen into a coffee bar. It is all about creating a comfortable space where you will enjoy spending your time. The atmosphere you achieve by playing with a design and colors is a huge part of this DIY project. Apart from that, you also need to think about the functionality of your coffee bar. For this purpose, calling professionals is the best option since this is the part you do not want to take care of on your own.

About the author

Praveen Rajarao

Praveen Rajarao is an Entrepreneur and in his spare time blogs on his website – and His topics range from blogging to technology to affiliate programs and making money online and how-to guides. Daily Morning Coffee is also accepting Guest Posts from Professional Bloggers at this time, take a look at “Write For DMC” page for more details on the same.


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