I am so excited about today’s blog post.
The Before: Butler Area
If you know me, you know that I love nothing more than a delicious cup of Cappuccino with a pretty heart on top. One of my absolute favorite things to do is discover new coffee shops that look aesthetically pleasing, serve delicious coffee and scrumptious pastries! There is something so special about sitting in a gorgeous coffee bar, sipping on coffee and having an intimate chat with someone. I urge you to try it with a friend, spouse or a group of friends! You won’t regret it!
Okay great, so why am I telling you this? Well, I wanted to recreate one of my favorite experiences at home. When we originally moved into this house, there was a butler area that the previous owners used to store china dinnerware and wine glasses. It was old and outdated and quite frankly not something I wanted in my house. I’ve attached the picture for you to see for yourself.
So, my husband and I decided to renovate it into a coffee bar/station where we can enjoy making a cup of coffee together. So, we demoed the entire area and took out the cabinets, mirror and backsplash. We kept none of it. We wanted to start from scratch and remodel into something that aligns with our modern taste.
The After: Modern coffee station
So, here is the final results of our current coffee bar at home!
We measured and designed the coffee bar ourselves. The top half of our cabinets are glass doors to display our fine china coffee cups and everyday mugs (also something about the glass doors makes the coffee bar look more chic and elegant). As for the bottom portion of the cabinet, we decided to make one side all drawers, and the other side a shallow drawer with two shelf cabinet underneath. We chose a variety of storage so that it can be functional for us. In the middle we decided to include a Wine Chiller; again as a way to store our wine bottles.
What We Used
Now to the fun part! where did we purchase everything. I’ve had many of our friends ask where we purchased the backsplash and coffee containers, which I am happy to share with all of you today. Here is the breakdown:
For the Cabinets & Quartz Top:
We purchased our cabinets and Quartz top from Chung Hua Stone Kitchen in Edison, New Jersey. If you live in New York, they have a location in Flushing.
We measured our space and provided them with the measurements along with what kind of cabinets we were looking for i.e. drawers, double doors…etc. They were very easy to work with and made the process seamless. We highly recommend them.
Our Quartz design name is Alpamayo quartz; QF740
Gold Cabinet Handles
We ordered our cabinet handles from Wayfair. They come in a pack of 10 and are reasonable for their price. The quality is also great! We ended up getting the 3″ in Champagne Bronze
Wine Bottle Cooler
We purchased our wine chiller from Lowes and so far we love it!
After searching high and low, we decided to go with the Ice Bevel Subway tile for our backsplash because it was subtle, but added a nice touch to the coffee bar. The tile is also reasonably priced compared to other types of backsplashes. We purchased it at Home Depot and we were able to find it in stock in the store.
Coffee Bar Essentials
I’ve linked my coffee bar containers. I absolutely love them and I am very pleased with the quality and value. You can store your cookies/biscuits, sugar, cream, coffee and k-cups/pods in a way that looks modernly chic!