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Coffee bar Contemporary Kitchen

The space under the stairs was made useful as a coffee bar and for overflow storage. Ample lighting and a sink make it useful for entertaining as well.

Photos: Dave Remple
Photo of a small contemporary single-wall open plan kitchen in Other with an undermount sink, shaker cabinets, white cabinets, white splashback, subway tile splashback, marble benchtops, stainless steel appliances, dark hardwood floors and an island. — Houzz

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Joanna Tovia added this to Coffee Crush: The Best Home Brew for You
If your kitchen is too tight to accommodate a coffee machine on the bench, that space under the stairs could be given a new purpose. This coffee and tea station puts everything you need right where you need it.
Louise O'Bryan added this to Simple Lifestyle Changes That Can Help You Save Money
Drink your own coffeeIn a similar vein to baking your own bread, investing in a coffee machine and bean grinder will encourage you to make your own good-quality coffee to drink at home and take away. A thermos flask, or a sustainable coffee cup, not only keeps a few extra dollars in your pocket each day, it will save on environmentally harmful coffee cups too.
Julia Fairley added this to 12 Tactics for Creating More Kitchen Bench Space
7. Seeing doubleIf you have some spare or wasted space nearby but not quite in your kitchen, you may be able to utilise it by incorporating an extra bench.If it’s a little out of the way, it’s doubtful you would use a second bench for cooking or food preparation, though that doesn’t mean you can’t treat it as a different work zone in its own right. An extra bench could become a dedicated space for making your morning coffee away from the hustle and bustle of breakfast, a mini-bar stocked with delicate glassware and wine, or even an appliance storage cupboard to free up room on your main kitchen bench.
Melissa Maddison added this to How to Fight, and Win, Your War on Waste
Out and aboutIf you haven’t invested in a coffee machine such as this beauty, always take a reusable coffee cup when you buy your morning cup. Try a Keep Cup, or simply take a coffee mug with you. Many cafes will fill a normal coffee mug these days, so try this with your local barista. Spend some time considering how often you accept packaging when you don’t really need to, and come prepared. Carry a fold-up bag in your handbag, or keep bags in your car. The trick is remembering to take them with you.Make these few small changes to your habits, and to your house, and you will see a dramatic reduction in how much waste you produce. Our environment will be the better for it.Tell us What are some things you are doing at home to fight the war against waste? Tell us in the Comments below, and join the conversation.MoreRead about more ways to live a sustainable, environmentally friendly life
Julia Fairley added this to Kitchenettes: What Are They and Do You Need One?
Johnson agrees, and adds that a kitchenette’s must-have inclusions vary depending on the function it needs to serve.“The essential inclusions for a kitchenette are related to the five zones: cooking, cleaning, consumables, non-consumables and preparation,” he says. “Food preparation areas are often the most neglected zone of the kitchenette; useful bench space is a must and should be a genuine consideration during the design stage.”Ellard also believes that drawers trump cupboards every time, especially when space is tight. “They offer much more practical and accessible storage space than cupboards and can be used to store a multitude of items from dried food to plates, pots or even glassware,” she says.

What Houzzers are commenting on:

Park City Real Estate added this to Kitchenette
Like the lighted cabinets and open sheves
taunya22 added this to taunya22's ideas
Exactly my vision of how I see the wall in kitchen where Darryl’s coffee maker will go, as well as a small sink. I’d like my sink to be just a little bigger.
JennaJoshua Coleman added this to Master
Middle floor addition! -detox bar

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