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Coffee Station Plans

Coffee Station Plans

I got Justin an espresso machine for his birthday a few months ago. And while that obviously was a present for him, it has turned out to be quite the gift to me as well. Not only do I now have an in-house barista for the rare cup of coffee I’ll have, but it also gave me a reason to transform a corner of our kitchen that was starting to bug me a little. And what could be a better gift than the opportunity for a little home project? Nothing, if you ask me!

We actually already have a coffee station. It’s a little console table I found on the side of the road a few years ago that houses his drip coffee maker and supplies, as well as to-go cups, water bottles and the like. But it is a lot lower than counter height and apparently espresso making requires a little more involvement than a drip coffee maker. When we realized that the espresso maker didn’t fit on the current table and I admittedly were getting a little tired of the open storage situation, it didn’t take many seconds for me to envision this new setup: A cabinet hung at countertop height with space for the espresso machine, the new coffee grinder it apparently required, and closed storage for all the accessories. When I found out that the brass handles we have on the rest of the cabinets weren’t available anymore, I thought adding brass brass brackets under white shelves would tie this area nicely in with the rest of the kitchen.

Since we’re both very visual people, but I had the advantage of having the vision in my head, I decided to do a quick little mockup to convey the idea to Justin. His first response? “You always find a way to make space for more plants, huh?” And yes, I do. But those shelves are perfect for holding some of the (pretty) coffee accessories, too.

So here we are, the cabinet is painted and hung, the countertop surface is waiting to be sanded and stained, and all along we’re moving ahead on this little kitchen addition. I can’t wait to show you the finished result and a before and after post.

Let me know if you’re working on any home projects at the moment. And please tell me I’m not the only one that can turn the addition of a new appliance in to a full blown corner makeover!

Ivar Cabinet from IKEA, modified Ivar shelf for counter top from IKEA, brass shelving brackets from World Market

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Under the Sun

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