Thursday, January 28, 2016


Last week I gave y'all a tour of our new house and today I am going to share a couple of ideas. We have the perfect little nook in our kitchen for a coffee bar. The picture below is our kitchen and the space beside the refrigerator is where we plan on putting it.

I'll be completely honest, it was one of the first things I thought of when I saw that space during our first walk through of the house but I didn't say anything. I'm not a coffee drinker and Matthew only drinks it every now and then, so I didn't want anything going to waste. A couple weeks later Matthew suggested making that space a coffee bar, again, I wasn't too keen on the idea, but the more we thought about it the more it made sense and the more I got excited to have a coffee bar. Both of our families drink coffee and all of our friends do, and we know we will be having them over often so we want to be able to offer them coffee without having to run out to Starbucks or somewhere to grab coffee when they do come over. We're looking into getting a Keurig so that there are tea and hot chocolate options as well. In the summer I'll probably add lemonade or different juices to it too since it's a pretty big space. Now that we're both on board we've been searching for ideas and I am so excited to see it eventually all come together!

Here are some pins from Pinterest that I have been looking at recently!

I NEED those canisters. They are perfect!

Where are these mugs from?! Too cute.

Love the idea of the drawer up under it being used for storage of extra coffee supplies. 

We have both agreed we like the idea of storing the K-Cups on a K-Cup Carousel. We found this one and love the way it looks. 

I've also been looking for cute creamer and sugar sets, but haven't found any that I just love, except the ones in the first picture ^ there. I'm hoping to find some at Home Goods for a reasonable price.

And here are some cute coffee signs I found

This one is just hilarious.

Do you have a coffee bar at your house? Anything we definitely need on there or don't really need? Also, any recommendations on what Keurig we need to get? We'll take all the suggestions! 


  1. How many cups of coffee do the two of you drink in the mornings? We had a traditional Keurig and found that it was costing us MORE than a traditional coffee maker or percolator. I like the idea of a mini keurig for tea or hot chocolate, but if you want delicious coffee, get a percolator :) not to mention, its pretty too! I'll email you some options! Anthropolige always has great mugs!!! Kate Spade also has some cute initial mugs out right now too!

  2. You've inspired me to do more with the counter space that our Keurig is on! I need cute little jars to set out sugar or powdered creamer. Love it!
    Sarah at MeetTheShaneyfelts

  3. Love the idea of a coffee bar and the location is perfect!! We're not coffee drinkers either, but it's a super idea to be conscious of family and friends :)

  4. This is a great idea for this space! I have had a Keurig for years and love it! I have a built in coffee/wet bar and now I want to Spruce it up.

  5. SO cute!!!! I'm obsessed!! I'm not a big coffee drinker either! I love the "the mug life chose me"! ;)

  6. We're not coffee people but I love this idea!

  7. Your kitchen size is amazing! I would put everything on a tray or the like to reduce the footprint and make cleaning easier.


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