When we moved into our home there was a small alcove in the dinning room which wasn’t serving much purpose. Today I am going to show you how I transferred this small space from empty and unused to functional and cute! I hope this gives you inspiration on how to create a coffee bar in a small space for your home.
I love having all of our beverage items in the same area. But the best part might just be all of the empty counter space it allows on my kitchen counter tops. By creating a small coffee bar you can free up all of that counter and drawer space that is always needed. With a little space and a few simple elements, you can have your very own coffee bar!
how to create a coffee bar in a small space
My dad and I decided to make a table just for this area since the alcove was such a small, odd space. I found an idea on Pinterest and we started on the project. We took old pallets and sanded them down and used an Ebony wood stain finish. Then I found an old piece of barn tin to put as the back of the shelf. We built a rustic table with front legs to attach to the tin back. The bottom shelf is perfect for coffee cups and beverage items.
There are so many different things you can use as a coffee bar. Dressers can be redone and buffet bars. I’ve seen people use a hutch and turn it into a coffee bar. No matter your current home décor or style there are so many neat ideas that will be perfect for that coffee nook in your home.
putting together the coffee station
The next thing I did was add a mirror to the shelf. It looked a little empty with the back of the shelf being so tall. I also added a couple hooks to either side of the shelf to hang a couple decorative mugs.
After the shelf was in the alcove, it was still missing something. I went to Hobby Lobby looking for a coffee sign. I found the perfect sign for my coffee bar. It was a large black and wood coffee cup sign that had the word Espresso on it. I brought it home and we hung it up on the wall above the coffee bar. This space was now looking like a coffee nook.
Adding coffee essentials
This space needed to be functional since it was used every day and some days multiple times. The coffee, sugar, straws, and other items needed to be in reach. I went looking for the perfect canisters and storage for the coffee bar. TJ MAXX had beautiful and very inexpensive canisters. I found 3 different canisters for the regular coffee, decaf coffee, and sugar. These worked perfect for this space. I filled a little creamer jar that I already had with coffee straws. A small black basket holds tea and hot chocolate on the bottom shelf. I love how this space came together.
the coffee maker
One of the most important parts of a Coffee Bar is definitely the coffee maker! I wanted a coffee maker that would make single cups as well as a pot of coffee for when we entertain guests. After my Keurig finally quit, my husband surprised me with the Ninja Coffee Specialty Coffee Maker. This coffee maker is perfect for having a single serve cup to having a pot of coffee or specialty drinks such as iced coffee, cappuccino, and lattes.
THe Finished Project
I hope you enjoyed this coffee nook makeover in our dinning room! Thank you so much for stopping by and now you know How To Create a Coffee Bar in a Small Space. Please comment below and let me know what you think about my coffee bar.