Wake Up to a Well-Styled Coffee Station

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Bar carts are beautiful, but they're not for everyone. If your idea of a stiff drink is a shot of espresso rather than whisky, set up a special space in your home to treat yourself to a morning (or afternoon, or after-dinner) caffeine fix. A coffee cart is the perfect place to gather and display your most beautiful coffee and tea accessories, with the added benefit of moving them off of counters and out of cabinets to maximize kitchen storage in small spaces.

Coffee makers and espresso machines take up a lot of room in the kitchen. So why not take the machines, canisters of coffee beans, and the growing pile of coffee mugs and move them all to their own home in a dedicated coffee or espresso station? Here are a few glimpses into the kitchens of folks who have done just that:

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Leave the coffee station in the kitchen, or put it wherever it will get the most use. You could set one up in the bedroom or bathroom for a first-thing-in-the-morning fix. Those that work from home can even create an impromptu break room in the home office — gossipy colleagues not included. And if your coffee station is portable, move it to wherever the action is. A huge advantage of keeping your coffee station on wheels is being able to roll it out after a dinner party in the dining room, or for brunch on the back deck.

(Image credits: A Beautiful Mess; Only Deco Love; CW Glover)