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Wednesday, October 24, 2012

A New Beverage Center....

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It's hot chocolate weather here.
And that led me to do some organizing around these parts because my kitchen counter space was getting eaten up by machines....machines that spit out hot choc and lattes.
And I wish we could narrow it down to just one....but we really like both...for different reasons.
So I started considering other options.
I have a very small kitchen and  I began thinking that a buying some kind of storage piece with ample counter space along a wall would do the job nicely.
Although I looked at several options at IKEA...they were either too long or too short for the space I needed.
On a recent trip to Homesense, I found this white cabinet and I loved the size and shape, but it was too short. Then I realized if I bought two and placed them side by side, they would provide the space and storage I needed for two machines.
{Ideally, the best solution would be a built in of some kind,but that is not in the budget.}
I love the glass doors on the front because they keep the dust away.
And the inside of the cabinets furnish great space for my  fav cookbooks{currently stored inside the pantry} and some of my white dishes.

 There is lots of space for all the hot drink fixings on the top...syrups, honey, sprinkles, spoons, etc.
 I may try to add a piece of trim to fill in the gap between the 2 cabinets to make them look like one unit. Otherwise, these cabinets are the perfect solution for creating a beverage center, while keeping everyone out of the main work area of the kitchen.
This makes for a win-win in my books.
I like to have the appliances we use everyday to be easily accessible and pretty.
And this sure is cheaper than a new kitchen...or a new house!
 
How about you? Has winter brought about any changes in your house?




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23 comments:

Rustown Mom said...

I love this, Angie! Looks like such fun. We just finished an 85 degree day - hoping hot chocolate weather is not far away for us. (:

Shira said...

Looks great! I just have a kettle for my tea. I've been busy enjoying the fall but I have gotten out the sweaters and made some soups as the weather has gotten colder.

Crystal @ 29 Rue House said...

These look great Angie. I love how you have everything set out so nicely and conveniently! Makes me want some hot chocolate with whip cream! :)

echerepko said...

What a welcoming beverage station! I am sure your children (and their friends) love it! I love the idea of using portable cabinets to set up a seasonal area and in the summer they can serve on the porch with games inside and cool drinks on top. You did it again, Angie!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

This looks really organized and pretty, Angie! I love the cabinets and the fact they have glass doors.

Bronwyn said...

Wow! You have your own little Starbucks going there!! Your cabinets are the perfect pieces of furniture for this job. And when you need a change they can be moved anywhere in the house and used again. I see them as future night stands beside the bed!

Cindy said...

That looks great, you are one smart cookie!
Hugs, Cindy

Catie @ Catie's Corner said...

Love those cabinets Angie! Homesense rocks. =) Your hot drink station is a great idea. You look well stocked for the chilly weather we're having. If you lived in Calgary I'd pop by for a drink. ;) Have a great weekend!

~ Catie

Danielle said...

Hi Angie, this really looks great! It's getting chilly here too. In fact I had my first hot chocolate of the season today! Your drink station is awesome! I don't blame you for not wanting to give up any of the machines. You are all set for whatever you are in the mood for : ) I love the cabinets! The glass doors look really pretty!

Danielle xo

Kim said...

This is such a pretty and useful idea! Thanks for sharing it.

I found you through the Sew Many Ways link-up.

Nancy said...

This looks so great Angie! The white is so fresh, great job as usual.

Bonnie and Trish @ Uncommon said...

Aren't you clever? Such a great idea and it looks so nice, too! Love the cabinets!

Take care,

Trish

Sanghamitra Bhattacherjee(Mukherjee) said...

This is amazing! Love the warm colours.
Thanks for sharing.
Hope to see you on my blog:)

Ruth said...

Great idea. I love the idea of a beverage center. Your cabinets are fabulous.
Ruth

Heather M said...

Great idea and great find at Homesense. I LOVE those cabinets!

Carol said...

That looks great, Angie. It reminds me of my little white buffet that I have in my dining room. I use the Torani syrup, too, but the "no sugar" kind.

Cranberry Morning said...

Oh my goodness, this looks like a 'Comfort Inn.' lol Can we come stay a couple nights? Great idea!!

Katharine Devinney said...

This is a really great idea. I need to downsize my cabinets so I can create "pretty cabinet displays". Right now I can't have glass doors because it's always a mess. This is one goal of many toward making my home more organized (ie. functioning better).

TheMoonAndMe said...

This is a great idea! Love the idea of a beverage station. :)
The only change so far at our house is extra blankets on the bed. We've been lazy. :)
Kelly

Pam Fields said...

I saw your link at Get Your Craft On and love the cabinets you found. I am in the process of making a beverage center on a small cabinet top. Trying to make it functional but also pretty it up a little. :)

Jennifer @ Town and Country Living said...

What a great solution. I love this idea!

Nicola Thomas said...

I just got a tassimo machine and all the usual accessories and i really would love to make something like this for my kitchen. space is limited so this really inspired me to make a little station somewhere. :-)

Traditional Urbanite said...

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