As we all spend more time at home, you may be looking for ways to add little touches of luxury that can make staying in feel more like going out. Here, Hayley Baddiley from Denby Pottery shares her top tips for creating a luxury coffee brewing station in your kitchen.
If 2020 has taught us anything, it’s that it’s important to take pleasure in the simple things. With life slowing down in several ways this year, many of us have had more time to stop and smell the roses, enjoying everyday treats such as hot, freshly brewed coffee all the more.
Whether you’re remote-working, missing your favourite coffee shop, or simply looking to make a better-quality brew in the comfort of your own home, a stylish space to prepare and enjoy coffee can be a great addition to your kitchen. In this article, I’ll share with you three top tips for designing a luxurious home coffee brewing station.
Seek out your equipment
You no doubt have a preference in terms of how you like your coffee, and there are all manner of different brewing methods out there — from cafetieres and the pour-over method to filter coffee and pod machines. So, before you begin designing your coffee station, it’s worth taking the time to research the different techniques best suited for brewing your ideal cup.
Many people who like a bold taste prefer to use slow-brewing methods to allow for a stronger, more intense flavour. However, if variety is your thing, some of the more complex machines can be great for making everything from espresso to cappuccino with just one push of a button in some cases. Consider your needs and preferences to find the right coffee maker for you.
Create the right environment
Environment can have a big impact on your mood and perspective, and implementing a stylish destination for coffee breaks within your own home could give you the boost you need to tackle your daily tasks. So, as well as having the right kit, it’s worth taking the time and effort to carefully design your brewing area with aesthetics in mind.
If you’re looking to renovate your whole kitchen, you could consider commissioning a creativity-boosting design with plenty of art, industrial design features, and statement reclaimed flooring, with your coffee brewing station as an attractive focal point. If you have limited counter space, you may prefer to add a freestanding unit or island to house your coffee-making facilities.
If you’re simply adding to an existing design, make sure your brewing station is perfectly suited to your surroundings by matching the colours, textures, or materials of the components of your coffee machine to your kitchen. By doing so, you’ll have created the perfect place to escape from your workstation, give your eyes a break, and prepare a tasty hot drink.
Choose your ceramics
With the perfect coffee brewing station beginning to take shape, making sure you have the right ceramics can help take it to the next level. The right size and shape cups for each drink, as well as co-ordinated extras such as milk jugs and sugar bowls, can make a huge difference to your experience. And, by having a strong theme such as a colour or pattern, you can ensure cohesion in your design as well as a polished overall look.
By focussing on high-quality ceramics with beautiful designs, you can turn the most ordinary coffee break into a much more sophisticated affair. A few statement pieces with bold finishes can help turn your brewing station into an attractive display. One approach could be to take the style of your kitchen into account and choose complementary tones to maximise the harmony of your coffee brewing station. Alternatively, why not try colour-popping with homeware in a contrasting hue?
By making room for little luxuries like these and improving the quality of our interior design, we can enjoy staying in all the more. These tips can help you customise and improve the space in which you make your coffee at home.
Main Company can help if you’re looking for a totally bespoke kitchen or if you’re simply looking to update your design with reclaimed, hand-aged or engineered flooring and cladding, so get in touch today.