Whether you have a large kitchen or a small cottage kitchen, it’s quite easy to create a specific area for making teas and coffee. Our bi-fold countertop cabinets work well here because there’s no bottom shelf, meaning you can plug in a kettle and coffee machine and have them sitting on the kitchen work surface, but concealed behind closed doors when you’re not using them. Needless to say, this makes your kitchen look less cluttered too.
The reason for this zone is a) so that you have a clear section for where you’ll keep all drink-making paraphernalia, from tea and coffee to mugs and cups, giving more order to your cabinets and shelving, and b) it brings real charm to your kitchen. It feels nicer when you have an area zoned out just for the simplest of tasks. It feels more designed.
The same idea works for turning it into a breakfast pantry zone. If you aren’t the sort of person to have umpteen tea types and variations of coffee, then you can use the shelf space for jars of granola and breakfast cereals, a toaster, a breakfast tray, a tea pot and butter dish, and whatever else you need for breakfast at your place. It’s a way to make breakfast feel like a proper meal to enjoy every day, even if you do have to rush.