Our Love for Coffee Hits the Master Suite
In custom homes built by Woodridge Custom Builders LLC, a new trend is to include a coffee brewing area or ‘coffee bar’ in the master suite and/or kitchen. For some coffee lovers, getting the coffee maker going in the morning is as important as starting the shower and grabbing the morning paper. So for coffee lovers requiring that cup of Joe in the morning while getting roused, up and ready to face a great day, it makes sense to these coffee lovers to include a coffee bar in the master suite. Placing a small coffee maker in the master suite minimizes the numerous trips to the kitchen to start the coffee, to get the cup of coffee, and possibly a refill.
The photos below highlight, a coffee bar area was built into this master suite area. The space was actually designed as one of two large master closets. These custom home buyers decided one of the closets was too large and its particular large size of no use them. So they reduced the size of one of the master closets and created this coffee bar. The coffee bar is about four feet wide. The area includes a 48” granite countertop that includes a wet bar sink for obtaining water for the coffee and an under-counter refrigerator for storing cream. Since only one of the homeowners was a coffee drinker, the under-counter refrigerator also stores bottled water and bottled orange juice. Upper cabinets provide storage for cups, filters, coffee and other supplies. This area, although an afterthought to the original house plans, provides a functional and delightful use of the space. Decorative wallpaper with a coffee theme and coffee accessories add to the charm of the coffee bar.
Although these homeowners elected to use a coffee maker that rests on the counter, there are more and more built-in coffee makers designed for home use. At Woodridge Custom Builders LLC, our custom home buyers visit with Andy Welemin of Westar Kitchen and Bath, Tempe, Arizona ( www.westar-sw.com) for assistance with appliances when making selections for a custom home. Westar Kitchen and Bath represents a wide variety of appliance manufacturers, including those that produce terrific built-in coffee-makers and under-counter refrigerators.