For most people, the day doesn’t begin until the first sip of coffee or tea hits their lips. Imagine a dedicated space in your kitchen design for your favorite morning ritual, with the charm of a neighborhood café! Everything you need – from assorted tea bags to your favorite sweetener to designated coffee mugs – can be found within arm’s reach.
Or, perhaps you enjoy entertaining your family, friends, and neighbors. Wouldn’t it be great if your guests had a specific area, well away from where you’re cooking, to fill their wine glasses or scour through the beer fridge?
Beverage bars are the latest and greatest kitchen design trend, and it’s easy to see why. They offer homeowners a designated space away from the main cooking area to entertain guests, provide additional dedicated beverage storage, and add value to the home.
The best part about beverage bars? They can be scaled to fit almost any space! While size certainly impacts what you can include in your beverage bar, it won’t stop you from having an amazing wine bar or coffee station.
If your kitchen is on the smaller side, consider adding a wine refrigerator or built-in coffee maker. This mini wine fridge fits comfortably under excess counter space, away from the main cook top. It is nestled above a storage drawer and is easily accessible to thirsty guests. Fill it with wine and beer before a party or leave it stocked with the kids’ favorite beverages.
Larger wine refrigerators can also be incorporated into your kitchen design, like this kitchen remodel in Richboro, PA. Either way, they are the perfect addition for any wine connoisseur!
Built-in coffee makers like this one in our Newtown, PA showroom are another popular feature for coffee lovers and entertainers alike. Your coffee will brew with the push of a button and you won’t have to worry about adding water, because the machine is connected to the plumbing.
If you have the space in your kitchen, a separate beverage station is the optimal choice. Whether freestanding or built into the cabinets, the beverage bar offers you a designated place to store glasses, mixers, coffee, tea, and other supplies. To maximize efficiency in the kitchen, it should be positioned away from the main cooking area, so friends and family can make themselves a drink without stepping on your feet or interfering with the cooking or clean up.
The beverage center in this kitchen renovation in Newtown, PA features a small wine fridge, two large cabinets for storage, and a glass door cabinet to display glasses and favorite wine selections.
The focal point of this beverage bar is a built-in coffee maker. White cabinetry provides generous storage for coffee, tea, mugs, spoons, and other necessary provisions.
Those who live to entertain or dream of being a bartender may want to add a specialized bar to their kitchen design, basement or other room in the house. If your space and budget allow, the possibilities for a wine, whiskey or tequila bar are endless: small or large beverage refrigerators, stem glass holders, ice makers, built-in wine racks, glass cabinetry to display your favorite selections – the list goes on.
This bourbon bar, completed along with a kitchen remodel, features glass cabinetry and shelving with LED lighting, designed to highlight select bottles.
Are you unsure what to do with your unfinished basement? This wine cellar in Doylestown, PA was the perfect use of basement space. It is enclosed by gorgeous woodwork and incorporates local, reclaimed barn wood. The storage features Vintage View wine racks to display every bottle!