How to Create the Best Coffee Station at Home

Charge your batteries for the day by setting up a coffee bar with all the essentials.

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Whether you want to set up a coffee nook to make guests feel welcome or simply treat yourself to a cuppa every morning, there's no denying it's a must. Check out our ideas to help you craft the perfect coffee bar for big or small spaces.

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Coffee Bar in Ivy Home

Ivy Family Coffee Bar

Fixer Upper Hosts Chip and Joanna Gaines transformed the casual dining space off the kitchen into the Ivy Family Coffee Bar, a place for family and friends to gather for eating and entertaining.

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Bring the look of the hottest coffee shop in town to your kitchen by writing or drawing on a chalkboard wall like Chip and Joanna Gaines did in this Fixer Upper home.

Organize Supplies

Organized Coffee Station in Kitchen

Organized Coffee Station in Kitchen

Trays are a great tool to unify separate items into one organized and pretty grouping. Create a coffee station to make mornings easy for house guests and to spoil yourself every day.

Photo by: Melissa George, Polished Habitat

Melissa George, Polished Habitat

Use a makeup organizer or utensil holder to save counter space and keep all supplies on hand.

Serve Your Favorite Treats

Cookie Display

Cookies Displayed on Cake Stand

Raid your craft bin and use scrapbooking papers and borders to create a variety of embellishments. A page edging is backed with double-sided tape and wrapped around a cake stand to create a delicate border for a cookie-laden display stand.

Stock up on coffee treats whether they're homemade or store-bought, and display them on a cake stand so guests feel like they're at their favorite cafe.

Create a Cozy Nook

Inviting Breakfast Space

Cozy Breakfast Nook

In addition to a coffee center and wine storage unit, the new breakfast room also features open shelves for cookbooks and an upholstered bench that makes the space feel cozy and inviting.

Set yourself up for a relaxing weekend by placing your coffee bar in the coziest spot in your kitchen. Add plush pillows, fresh flowers and your favorite books right next to the coffee machine.

DIY a Mug Holder

DIY Coffee Bar

DIY Coffee Bar

Need a space-saving solution for your collection of coffee mugs? Save valuable cabinet and countertop space and make this DIY display for about $25 in just one afternoon. Hang it on the wall, add some coffee-making essentials and create a chic self-serve coffee station.

Photo by: Jen Woodhouse

Jen Woodhouse

Save counter space by hanging your mugs in an easy-to-make cabinet.

Make This: DIY Mug Display

Offer an Assortment of Flavorings

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Coffee Syrups

For that friend who prefers a more flavorful coffee experience, gift them with coffee syrups from your grocery store's coffee aisle. Pour the syrups into oil pourers from a craft store and label the bottles for a more personal touch.

Photo by: Flynnside Out Productions

Flynnside Out Productions

Fill oil pourers with your favorite syrups to make custom beverages — you won't miss visiting the nearby coffee shop.

Start the Day Off Right

The Jonklaas' new kitchen is staged with a basket of bright fruit, as seen on HGTV's Fixer Upper. (detail)

Photo by: Sarah Wilson/ Getty Images

Sarah Wilson/ Getty Images

During the work week, set out a travel mug or disposal cups so you can grab your coffee and go. To help you stay healthy during busy days, set a basket of fruit next to the coffee machine.

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