Many people can’t start their morning without at least one cup of joe. But let’s face it, that daily run to Starbucks or your favorite neighborhood haunt isn’t doing your wallet any favors—especially if you have a penchant for pricey specialty drinks. Good news: You don’t have to give up your caffeine habit (or your deliciously frothy lattes). We’ve rounded up 14 clever ideas for setting up a coffee bar at home. These genius java stations will help you stay organized and on budget. Bonus: You can customize ‘em to suit your needs and design sensibility.
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DIY Copper and Wood Coffee Cart
This DIY copper and wood coffee cart from Hey Wanderer is so smart—not to mention super stylish. Even better, you can pull off this on-trend project in just two hours! It looks lovely below this beautiful collage of pictures and clippings. Don’t you think?Continue to 2 of 14 below.
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French Bakery-Inspired Station
While you may be thousands of miles away from France, you can still inject some Parisian charm into your AM routine with this quaint bakery-inspired vignette from Junk Chic Cottage. Hanging baskets, cute creamers, and a chalkboard add that certain je ne sais quoi.Continue to 3 of 14 below.
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Reclaimed Wood Hanger
If having your go-to mugs at your fingertips each morning is a must, put your carpentry skills to the test by engineering a heart-shaped sign out of reclaimed wood planks. (Alternatively, you can buy a prefab version on Etsy or at your local craft shop.) Then, all that’s left to do is stencil and affix cast iron hooks. Hanging your mugs also saves counter space for adding in your cream, sugar, and any other fixings.Continue to 4 of 14 below.
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Shelving Unit Coffee Bar
More into java than vino? Use your home bar as a dedicated coffee area. A built-in shelving unit provides plenty of room to store your provisions and equipment as well as a few decorations for added flair.Continue to 5 of 14 below.
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DIY Mini Chalkboard
Easy access to the essentials—an espresso machine, single-serve pods, homemade vanilla syrup—plus a DIY mini chalkboard and playful tip jar is the recipe for success in this convenient and compact system.Continue to 6 of 14 below.
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Norwegian "Kaffe" CornerContinue to 7 of 14 below.
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Style Your Bar Cart for Coffee Service
Love hosting friends and family for weekend brunch? Take a cue from Dream Green DIY and repurpose your bar cart into a coffee buffet. Guests can chill and chat while enjoying a cup of joe in a relaxed environment.Continue to 8 of 14 below.
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Bookshelf Coffee Station
On a budget? Instead of discarding an old bookshelf, refurbish it into a java station. Add wire baskets and canisters for extra storage. Display family photos, so you can savor the fresh-brewed aromas with loved ones nearby.Continue to 9 of 14 below.
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Salvaged Wood Coffee Sign
Upcycling is good for your wallet and the planet. Plus, it allows you to show off your artsy side. Turn discarded wood into a delightful sign that doubles as a mug holder. (Going green? There are so many amazing uses for coffee grounds.)Continue to 10 of 14 below.
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Creative Coffee Cart
While you’re more likely to see coworkers huddled around the water cooler in movies, in real life it’s all about having access to caffeine—whether that’s a full-scale kitchen setup or a designated coffee cart. This versatile version from A Beautiful Mess would work well in a home office too.Continue to 11 of 14 below.
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Whimsical Java Spot
Hate clutter? Keep staples on the counter and then consider wall-mounted shelves for more decorative items. How cute are these colorful tins? They totally give this area a whimsical vibe.Continue to 12 of 14 below.
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DIY Industrial Pipe and Reclaimed Wood Mini Shelf
Problem: Your morning supplies are taking up tons of valuable real estate on your countertop. Solution: Pare down your spread and double your usable inches with this ingenious DIY from Funky Junk using industrial pipe and reclaimed wood.Continue to 13 of 14 below.
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Hand-Painted SignContinue to 14 of 14 below.
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