Kitchen Designs with Beverage Storage
What about a beverage zone? In addition to food, beverages are a key part of kitchen storage and preparation. This could include coffee or tea in the morning, drinks for the kids and their friends in the afternoon, and wine or cocktails with friends in the evening. When you have people over for dinner or just to hang out, one of the first things you typically offer is a drink. Having a designated beverage zone in the kitchen simplifies the storage of and access to beverages, particularly when you have children or guests in the home.
Your beverage zone can be as big or as small as you want, depending on available space and your individual requirements. Here are 5 ideas for incorporating beverage centers into your kitchen renovation:
1. A separate beverage station is the obvious choice if you have space in your kitchen and budget, particularly if you have a very busy household or entertain frequently. A distinct beverage station is an integral part of the kitchen design but acts as a standalone area for storing, preparing, and serving drinks. This could be a freestanding hutch or a separate section of built-in kitchen cabinets. You might include storage for glasses and drink supplies, a wine rack and beverage refrigerator, space for a coffee maker or even a built-in coffee maker, and designated counter space for preparing beverages. It sits in an area that is away from the general flow of traffic in the kitchen so family and guests have easy access to beverages without getting in the way of cooking and clean up.