HGTV Fixer Upper hosts Chip and Joanna Gaines transformed this casual dining space into a family coffee bar – a place for family and friends to gather for eating and entertaining. Chalkboard paint on the wall creates a cafe-like atmosphere, while the floating shelves add a hint of rustic style.
Hardwood steps lead downstairs in this beautiful modern home. The nearly floor-to-ceiling bright white cabinetry is broken up only for a small counterspace, where a stylish black coffee pot and cups wait for someone to come along and indulge.
An awkward space between the walk-in closet and bedroom serves as a conveniently located coffee bar. Muted robin's egg blue cabinets give the coffee station a country feel. Beadboard wainscoting adds more chic country charm.
Interior designer Jonathan Savage likes to use coffee tables that can serve multiple functions. This one serves as a small bar, with a tray with an ice bucket and glasses on one side. Then on the other side, a faux bois container on a pedestal adds height. "I don’t think a coffee table necessarily has to be home to coffee table books. You can set it up as a bar; you can set it up as a game table," he says.
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.
It has multiple levels, it rolls, it might even fit under your desk – and who cares if it’s made for cocktails? A cute bar cart like this can be a great solution for your office supplies other essentials. You could even make the top into a coffee station.
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.
For a family home in Houston, the designers of Laura U Interior Design created a comfortable seating area just off the kitchen. The team used color and accessories to create a cohesive look throughout the wide open area. “While the majority of the color palette is neutral, we weave a lively turquoise through each space: pillows and an area rug in the family, bar stool frames in the kitchen, and a show-stopping chandelier in the breakfast space,” they explain. “The entire space is further unified through the window treatments which are a combination of Hunter Douglas Silhouette shades and custom drapery with a turquoise band on the leading edge. A cheerful yellow and just a dash of orange set off the color scheme while touches of gold and a natural wood (teak root table and driftwood at the island) add eclectic charm.”
Black leather barstools sit at the lighted countertop in the bar area of this fun entertainment room. The open design creates the perfect atmosphere for hosting guests. Black leather armchairs circle a coffee table for additional seating, and a bubble-like light fixture hangs above, adding contemporary flair.
Off the great room in this Craftsman-style home is a cozy reading lounge, complete wiht comfortable gray sectional, simple bar cart for making a drink and organic log coffee tables. The space is surrounded by walls of windows for stunning views of the lake.
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.”
Designer Stephanie Andrews, founder of Balance Design, is a big fan of hitting up antique stores for cool mid-century pieces, such as the tiered coffee table the used in this Atlanta home. Plus, the shape gives multiple places to display items, such as orange accessories that matched the bar stools.