This is What HGTV's Christina Anstead Thinks All Kitchens Need
An episode of Christina on the Coast reveals some helpful tips.
What's an oft overlooked but vital part of your kitchen? The area where the magic happens. The energy happens. The AM save me and PM pick-me-up happens. We're talking about your cofffee-making station, of course.
As relayed in an episode of Christina Anstead's new HGTV series, Christina on the Coast, caffeine enthusiasts should consider designing a special area for their coffee maker when remodeling their kitchen. Lisa Johnson Mandell explains Anstead's ethos in a recent piece for Realtor.com.
"Your coffee maker is going to take up counter space anyway (unless you install one that's built-in), so why not have a dedicated place for it? One with open shelving for mugs above, a cabinet with a drawer for spoons and other coffee-making paraphernalia, plus a cabinet below," writes Johnson Mandell in a summary of the Christina on the Coast "Getting a New Kitchen" episode.
Even if your kitchen is low on space and you're not undertaking a total kitchen makeover, having a designated coffee area can give your cooking space a quick upgrade. Carving out a nook for your coffee maker can also help make brewing your cup of java feel like a more special ritual than simply rummaging around your pantry for beans, going to your cabinet for a mug, and then walking over to the outlet by your fridge to turn your coffee maker on. Consider placing a few mugs (you can hang these on a branch-type rack to save space), your favorite beans, and even a jug filled with your favorite breakfast granola to elevate this space without spending a lot of time or money.
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Well, we're definitely going to consider this tip for our own kitchens. So what's your favorite easy kitchen design upgrade or go-to tip?