30 Genius Ways to DIY a Coffee Bar at Home

A coffee bar or coffee station, is a functional addition to any coffee lover’s home, but most of these coffee bars also make great statement pieces, no matter if your space embraces a modern, classic or farmhouse aesthetic. You can customize your coffee bar to fit your household’s taste buds, mixing in hot cocoa pouches, tea bags and other drinks for everyone else to sip on.

If you’re a self-confessed coffee lovers, you’ll love these easy DIY coffee bar ideas that are perfect for your home.

1. Day to Night Drinks Cart

Keep the drinks — caffeinated or otherwise — going from morning to night. This day-to-night cart is big enough to store the ingredients and accessories for morning brews, nightcaps and everything in between.

Day to Night Drinks Cart
Day to Night Drinks Cart

2. Closet Coffee Bar

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.

Closet Coffee Bar
Closet Coffee Bar

3. Built in Coffee Bar

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.

Built in Coffee Bar
Built in Coffee Bar

4. 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.

Simple and Chic Coffee Bar
Simple and Chic Coffee Bar

5. Modern Farmhouse Coffee Bar

Modern Farmhouse Coffee Bar
Modern Farmhouse Coffee Bar

Bring out the farmhouse aesthetic with galvanized metal storage bins, weathered tobacco baskets and pops of eucalyptus.

6. Sleek Coffee Corner

Sleek Coffee Corner
Sleek Coffee Corner

To avoid a cluttered countertop, keep all of your coffee essentials tucked away in a cabinet. Stick your sugars, syrups and coffee pods on a ceramic lazy Susan for easy access.

7. Space-Saving Coffee Bar

Space Saving Coffee Bar
Space Saving Coffee Bar

Save valuable counter space by affixing this navy and copper display to the wall. You can store up to 12 coffee mugs on the metal hooks and add a few extras on top!

8. Refreshed Antique Coffee Bar

Refreshed Antique Coffee Bar
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.

9. Well-Stocked Coffee Cabinet

Well Stocked Coffee Cabinet
Well Stocked Coffee Cabinet

Work with what you’ve already got by transforming a slim cabinet into a makeshift coffee station. Stash all the basics on the shelves, starting with your most-used items on the bottom.

10. Keurig Coffee Bar

Keurig Coffee Bar
Keurig Coffee Bar

Store K-Cups, coffee pods and mugs directly on the wall to give you plenty of room to fix your morning brew.

11. Modern Coffee Bar

Modern Coffee Bar
Modern Coffee Bar

Use geometric prints, faux greenery and sleek canisters to help your coffee bar fit in with your home’s modern look and feel.

12. Mobile Coffee Cart

Mobile Coffee Cart
Mobile Coffee Cart

Roll a bar cart from room to room to keep the coffee, tea and hot cocoa flowing. To make drinks party-ready, brew them ahead of time and stick them in pitchers right before the guests arrive.

13. Colorful Mug Display

Colorful Mug Display
Colorful Mug Display

Infuse color into your space by adding a carousel of patterned mugs and paper straws to your coffee bar.

14. Coffee Bar Cart

Coffee Bar Cart
Coffee Bar Cart

Balance out the industrial look of this brass and wood cart by incorporating bright white accents, including an acrylic catchall tray.

15. Tiered Wall Shelving

Tiered Wall Shelving
Tiered Wall Shelving

Think vertical by hanging shelves of different shapes and sizes to perfectly fit mugs, coffee spoons and other accessories.

16. Minimalist Coffee Cart

Minimalist Coffee Cart
Minimalist Coffee Cart

For a more uniform look, keep everything — coffee maker, sugar bowl and mugs — in the same color. Then dress up the coffee station with faux flowers and a framed sign.

17. Rolling Coffee Cart 

Rolling Coffee Cart
Rolling Coffee Cart

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.

18. Tea and Coffee Cabinet

Tea and Coffee Cabinet
Tea and Coffee Cabinet

Clear out an old cabinet and load it with labeled organizers and baskets, full of coffee and tea varieties to please anyone who comes over for a fresh brew.

19. Repurposed Bar Cart

Repurposed Bar Cart
Repurposed Bar Cart

Keep the coffee maker and other essentials on the top shelf and fragile items (think: mugs) on the lower shelf to lessen the impact.

20. Narrow Coffee Cabinet

Narrow Coffee Cabinet
Narrow Coffee Cabinet

Make the most of the narrow cabinets in your kitchen by using them to store glass jars full of K-Cups, tea bags and coffee beans.

21. Narrow Cabinet Turned Coffee Bar

Have some narrow cabinets in the kitchen that you don’t really use too much? One of the best kitchen coffee bar ideas is to transform them into well-stocked coffee cabinets that will serve as your one-stop-shop for all your morning jolt needs.

Narrow Cabinet Turned Coffee Bar
Narrow Cabinet Turned Coffee Bar

The idea is perfect especially for those who are on a budget since it doesn’t involve buying new things. All you need to achieve it is a cup of patience and a teaspoon of creativity.

22. Salvaged Wooden Sign

You don’t have to spend a fortune to have a coffee bar. In fact, you could designate any space by simply upcycling some old discarded wood.

Salvaged Wooden Sign
Salvaged Wooden Sign

Shape it as you would like, add some hooks for hanging mugs, and voila, you have your very own rustic DIY coffee station. It’s not only good for your wallet, but it’s also great for the planet!

23. Recycled Bookshelf Coffee Bar

Instead of throwing it away, why not use that old bookshelf and transform it into a coffee station? This is another project that is perfect for those new to the world of DIY-ing.

Recycled Bookshelf Coffee Bar
Recycled Bookshelf Coffee Bar

To add some creativity to your bookshelf coffee station, store some old reading favorites on one of the shelves underneath. You can also use canisters and wire baskets to store your essentials and maximize the space.

24. Multi-Level Coffee Bar

Save some of that precious real estate space on your countertop by thinking vertical. Hanging shelves are a great space-saving and creative way to decorate your kitchen.

Multi-Level Coffee Bar
Multi-Level Coffee Bar

Personalize your shelves by making them in different shapes and sizes that perfectly fit your coffee spoons, mugs, containers, and all your other morning joe needs.

25. Refurbished Marble-Topped Table

Refurbished Marble Topped Table
Refurbished Marble Topped Table

Spruce up an old marble-topped buffet table that you can find at your local antique or thrift store to give your kitchen a relaxing, vintage coffee station. The table adds texture that’s perfect for any blank, white spaces you might have in your kitchen.

26. Concrete-Topped Coffee Bar

For more seasoned DIYers, using reclaimed wood and concrete is a great solution to your coffee station needs. It’s a great touch to add to that empty corner you have at home, especially against a beige or white background.

Concrete Topped Coffee Bar
Concrete Topped Coffee Bar

For those extra finishing touches, you can also install some floating wooden shelves on top of it. These will be perfect for holding those coffee beans and maybe even some plants to complement the rustic look.

27. French Bakery

France might be a thousand miles away and travel may be limited now. However, this should not stop you from adding some Parisian charm to your home using this chic coffee bar that’s simply parfait for la cuisine.

French Bakery
French Bakery

Complete the look with some hanging baskets for muffins and other bakery items. You can also add some white candlesticks and transparent creamer containers. Accent the look with a black chalkboard decorated with the menu for the day.

28. Modern Kitchen Coffee Bar

Does your home have a modern aesthetic? Align your coffee bar with the rest of the house’s feel with this contemporary coffee station.

Modern Kitchen Coffee Bar
Modern Kitchen Coffee Bar

Use colors made mostly of black, white, and gray. Add some accents by incorporating some wooden colors and maybe a few green plants in black or white pots.

29. Industrial-Themed Coffee Bar

Industrial-Themed Coffee Bar
Industrial-Themed Coffee Bar

Those few spare pipes and scrap wood you have lying around in your garage will come in handy in setting up this industrial-themed coffee bar. You can easily use this to add an extra layer for cleaning up that cluttered countertop you might have.

30. Scandanavian Coffee Corner

Scandanavian Coffee Corner
Scandanavian Coffee Corner

This coffee bar set up, with its curated accents and monochromatic palette, embodies the saying that simplicity is beauty. The modern, minimalist style it holds makes it the perfect addition to your coffee spot as it gives it that cozy but stylish vibe.

31. Traveling Coffee Cart

There’s no better way to celebrate National Coffee Day than by having a cup of joe with your friends. Instead of them going to the coffee station, a great coffee bar idea is to bring the coffee station to them.

Tiered Wall Shelving
Tiered Wall Shelving

Coffee Bar Ideas | Gorgeous Designs That Are Perfect Additions to Your Kitchen

Come to TULAMDIY, you’ll find an easy DIY instruction that fits your space, budget and overall decor style, ranging from a fully-stocked coffee bar tucked away in a built-in cabinet to space-saving coffee cart that you can move from room to room. Even if you’re short on space, these easy DIYs will show you clever ways to make room for a coffee station in a small kitchen.

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