Now that we’re heading into the fall season, chilly weather and cozy indoor days are ahead. We’re looking forward to finding joy in the little things. What could be more comforting than brewing up a nice pumpkin spice latte or hot chocolate to savor? A drink station is an easy project that will allow you to create the perfect area for making your favorite beverages. Read on for a few ideas on how to make a custom drink station in your home.
Station Set Up
If you’re set on creating your own drink station in your home, the first step is to find the ideal spot for one. The obvious place would be somewhere in the kitchen, with easy access to drinkware and ingredients, but you can really get creative with location. A drink station could fit perfectly into a corner of the living room, near your home office desk, or in a basement entertainment room. Next, gather all of the necessary equipment and things needed to make your perfect drink. Coffee maker, milk frother, electric kettle, and don’t forget your favorite mugs and glasses!
Add Some Shelves
If you have a relatively small space to work with, shelves can be a great way to store more ingredients and supplies. Install floating shelves to clear up counter space and leave more room for you to craft your beverage. Set pretty jars on a shelf to hold tea bags or loose ingredients like sugar or cocoa powder. You can display your mug collection on shelves or get decorative with small plants and trinkets.
Rolling Drink Cart
A rolling cart is the perfect item for a cute and functional drink station. It is compact enough to fit in smaller spaces and can be easily moved from place to place. If the cart has two or more tiers, organizing and storing all of the peripherals of a drink station is a breeze. A cart can also be customized to fit any aesthetic, from fancy to minimalist, or even holiday-themed.
Another great option for your drink station setup is the pantry. Dedicate some space or create a built-in nook within your pantry for a sleek and subtle drink-crafting spot. This is the route to go if you want to keep your kitchen tidy and clutter-free or you prefer not to have your setup out in the open. The pantry is a great place to make drinks, due to the proximity to the kitchen and the multitude of storage space available. The options are limitless, from sliding shelving to hooks for hanging your best mugs. If you are interested in a fully customized drink station within your pantry, contact Closet & Storage Concepts Connecticut to schedule a free design consultation.
Photo credit: Arkadij Schell