Have you ever wished you could repurpose your kitchen desk? Maybe you’ve been looking for an cheap, easy way to make a coffee bar in your house?
Today, I’m going to show you how we turned our kitchen desk into a coffee bar!
For a long time, I used our kitchen desk for work. But, it was a real eyesore because we have an open concept kitchen. If I didn’t keep my desk area perfectly organized, it ended up making our whole first floor look really messy!
See? Not so neat and tidy looking. In fact, I ended up doing several posts about decluttering my kitchen desk area, but the decluttering never really stuck. It always got messy again! Eventually I moved my office area to another room, and that ended up working out a lot better.
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How to Set up a Coffee Bar in Your Kitchen Desk Space
To put the coffee bar together, I took all of my office stuff out, and completely emptied the cabinets and drawers. Then, I gathered all of our coffee and tea supplies, and put them into the cabinets.
Another Option: Add a Wine Bar to Your Built In Kitchen Desk Space
In our second cabinet, we put all of our “wine supplies.” We’re much bigger coffee drinkers than wine drinkers, but over the years we’ve acquired quite a few wine glasses and accessories. So, now they have their own cabinet!
On the Coffee Bar Counter
On the countertop, I put a small hanging file box to store papers we need to access more frequently – like spelling lists, takeout menus, and invitations.
I picked up some glass canisters from IKEA a while back, so I used those to store our coffee (one for regular and one for decaf). The tray I used is something I found in the cheap section at Target.
My favorite part of this whole project is how we ended up using the under-the-desk area.
We also keep a few bottles of wine in this storage space so they’re easy to grab when we have guests.
Finally, I put some flowers in a glass to bring a little color into the area! And, of course, we had to add in our letter board with a “motivational” quote for the family. This coffee bar area is right next to where we eat most of our meals, so it’s nice to have a few fun touches added. 🙂
The Coffee and Wine Bar in our Kitchen Desk Area
Here’s a view of the whole coffee bar project with all of the cabinets and drawers closed. I think it looks much more neat and tidy than before when I was using the kitchen desk for work.
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But, after we were done with the whole project, I couldn’t resist making a cute printable to display in the area.
“The best days start with coffee and end with wine” – it perfectly summarizes our newly repurposed kitchen desk!
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