The designers of this kitchen utilized dead space in the wall to add a coffee/drink cabinet next to a sliding barn-style door. Thick glass shelves and small can lights were added to lighten up the cabinet's interior.
An in-room wet bar with a penny tile backsplash is a convenient touch to the HGTv Smart Home 2015 master bedroom. “By using a remote control, the area where the coffee maker is can lift up to reveal a shelf beneath the coffee maker where we have staged a martini maker and cocktail utensils.,” explains house planner Jack Thomasson. “It’s really cool, because it converts from a coffee maker area to a fun, kind of kitschy smart feature.”
This quaint butler's pantry holds all the accessories needed to host a party, including glass dispensers, pastry stands and small plates. There's even a coffee maker to prepare your morning or afternoon coffee.
This convenient wet bar features sleek white cabinets and a stainless steel countertop, similar to those featured in the home's kitchen. A coffee maker and wine cooler provide easy access to beverages, while a lime green "be" sign adds a pop of color.
Think your little place can’t impress guests? It can once you demo the way you control your lights, coffee maker and even security cameras via app. The WeMo smart home system is ultra-slick and just as affordable: Pick your devices, and build it one switch, bulb and appliance at a time.
Homeowner Wendy Durnwald injected a touch of rustic elegance in her kitchen by adding an aged wooden cabinet. She stores appliances like her coffee maker, toaster and slow cooker behind a cute country curtain, which keeps her counters tidy and lets her style shine through. Here, she has also layered an antique cutting board, a pizza stone and a china gravy boat filled with juniper to spruce up her countertop.
College and coffee go together like bacon and eggs. Dress up a pair of inexpensive mugs with a fun permanent marker design, and keep coffee-making essentials on hand. If your dorm rules don't allow hot plate-style coffee pots, bring a French press or pod-style coffee maker. Glass jars are the perfect storage containers for beans and sugar.
Consider using see-through furniture in tight spaces. This contemporary acrylic table makes a great coffee station and uses the available space well, freeing the kitchen counter of a coffee maker, toaster and fruit bowl. The clear table doesn’t add visual clutter, while the stools add a place for guests or kids to perch. This room was designed by Clay Snider Interiors for Dwell with Dignity, which creates inspiring homes for families struggling with homelessness and poverty.
Joanna Gaines of HGTV's Fixer Upper's favorite space post-renovation? The kitchen. "It's the heart of the home for me," she says. "No matter how much is going on, I don't feel overwhelmed because the palette is very clean and fresh. I love the farmhouse sink, and I love looking out the window at the animals and cows while I work."