With the right supplies and a little decorating, you can recreate the function and ambiance of your favorite coffee shop right at home. Designate a space in your home (think: a kitchen pantry, unused cabinet or nearby closet) to store your daily coffee essentials like pods or grounds, syrups and your adorable mug collection. From fully-stocked coffee cabinets and hideaway beverage nooks to space-saving setups like a mobile coffee cart, we’ve rounded up DIY coffee bar ideas fit for every space, budget and home style.
Whether your design style is modern, minimal or you’ve cultivated a farmhouse aesthetic, you’ll find a coffee bar idea that will make a statement in your home. You may have a spacious kitchen design and you’re able to dedicate a built-in cabinet to your coffee collection, or you may be working with a small kitchen where every square inch counts (hint: try building your coffee bar in your home office instead).
As you gather inspiration, you’ll find how easy it is to customize a coffee area to fit your household’s tastebuds, mixing in tasty treats, tea bags, hot cocoa and even wine or alcohol. We’ve sprinkled in a few functional design schemes that transition quickly from day to night, so you can brew a fresh cup of coffee in the morning and become a mixologist in the evening (yes, we’re talking espresso martinis).
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Closet Turned Coffee Bar
Here, interior designer Ashley Gilbreath converted a closet into a stylish coffee bar. The built-in shelves are perfect for storing mugs, stirrers and coffee grounds, while the decorative curtain helps hide storage and extra supplies.
Reclaimed Wood Cabinets
Hidden behind beautiful Ross Alan reclaimed lumber cladding, this coffee and tea bar is equipped with a collection of mugs, a tea pot, cold brew maker and most notability, a coffee maker. The doors tuck in, so you can put away your coffee station when the afternoon rolls around.
Inspired by timelessness of English kitchens, designer Kate Marker dreamed up this gorgeous pantry cabinet. Open the stately doors to reveal your mug collection, then use the Native Trails Malibu sink to easily prep your morning coffee.
Hidden in the Home Office
With a hidden coffee station inside this built-in desk, you won’t even need to leave your office to make yourself a cup of afternoon coffee. With a sophisticated cabinet color, interior designer Krisanna Sanders of Recast Homes ensures your guests will have no idea what’s inside.
Turn your coffee area into a design statement by going bold with the backsplash and countertop, like Unscripted Interior Design does here. If you have the space, a small round sink makes coffee prep that much easier.
From the mirrored backsplash to the sleek gold accents, this coffee bar by Malka Helft of Think Chic Interiors makes a statement without overshadowing the rest of the kitchen. The cabinets above and below are ideal for storing mugs, utensils and other frequently used ingredients.
Refreshed Antique Coffee Bar
For a true trash-to-treasure DIY, coat an antique buffet with a glossy finish to give it a more modern feel. Cover any imperfections with baskets, jars and an assortment on monochromatic mugs.
Designate a space in your kitchen to your morning coffee routine. Add floating shelves to ensure your coffee maker, grounds and mugs are all within reach — plus the collection looks gorgeous on display in this space by Becca Casey of Becca Interiors.
Turn a spare closet into a stylish coffee bar by covering the wall with a bold temporary wallpaper and dotting the shelves with decorative accents.
You can leave these cabinet doors open while you make your coffee without worrying you’ll walk into them, since the doors easily tuck inside the cabinet. Designed by Amy Leferink of Interior Impressions, this kitchen features a built-in coffee station complete with a small shelf that fits a small collection of coffee mugs.
Simple and Chic Coffee Bar
Keep your early morning essentials —a coffee maker and your go-to mug — in plain sight and tuck everything else in drawers.
Filled with natural textures and raw woods, this rustic coffee area is as functional as it is stylish. To maximize space, blogger Angela Lloyd opts for a two-tier organizer to store coffee essentials and the above floating shelf is reserved for dishes.
If you prefer making your morning brew with a pour-over and French press, then a mobile coffee cart is your best bet, especially since you don’t have to worry about keeping it near an outlet.
Here, interior designer Nina Naqvi turns extra counter space into a cute and functional coffee bar. Adding a floating shelf ensures coffee mugs can double as decor, and a sideboard with storage allows you keep all of the necessary utensils and ingredient within reach.
Built-in cabinets offer unlimited opportunities: Display coffee mugs on shelves, stick syrups and shelf-stable creamers in the interior cabinet doors and place your machines on the counter.
Below this kitchen cabinet, there’s an open shelf that provides the perfect place to store a few decorative items, including cute coffee mugs and a coffee grinder. Use the counter below to store the rest of your coffee essentials, and it’ll feel like you’ve got a little coffee corner at home.
No one said your coffee cart only has to be about coffee, it can also be a great place to put tasty treats on display. After pouring yourself a glass of coffee, head to this station to add your sugar, cream and syrups — then pair it with a sweet snack.
Amanda Garrity Amanda Garrity is a lifestyle writer and editor with over seven years of experience, including five years on staff at Good Housekeeping, where she covered all things home and holiday, including the latest interior design trends, inspiring DIY ideas and gift guides for any (and every) occasion.
Alyssa Gautieri Associate Lifestyle Editor Alyssa Gautieri (she/her) is the associate lifestyle editor for Good Housekeeping, where she covers all things home and interior design.