It’s no secret that we Americans love our coffee. In an article published in USA Today, 83% of adults drink coffee in the United States at a clip of 587 million cups a year, making us its largest consumer. That’s a lot of coffee! And while we love its taste and the needed boost it so often provides throughout the day; We understand that coffee’s true magic lies in its power to bring people together.
Walk into most any local cafe and we can’t help but to experience what Howard Schultz (founder of Starbucks) did when he shares how “he was taken by the power that savoring a simple cup of coffee can have to connect people and create community.” Whether it’s what appears to be a father talking with his young daughter about her day at school, an elderly couple hovered over their respective novels, or even two strangers chatting about the day’s events, we get the magic of coffee.
It’s no wonder to see a growing number of homeowners incorporating this feeling into their kitchen. We see this in three ways.
Believe it or not, studies have shown that elements of interior design can affect one’s emotions in a positive or even negative way. Do an internet search of “kitchen coffee décor” and you’ll see that the options are endless. Whether it’s adding chalkboard walls, themed artwork, or even a bookshelf for coffee mugs, homeowners are using their creativity to bring home to their kitchens the café vibe that they so enjoy.
Let’s be real. When it comes to coffee, we love convenience. Two minutes after we wake up, the last thing we want to be is scrambling around the kitchen for our morning fix. While simply placing a Keurig someplace on a counter may be enough for some, many find this to only create further clutter while also creating an aesthetic nightmare. One solution coffee drinkers are turning to is the coffee station or bar. Creating an exclusive space for our coffee needs brings with it not only the convenience of consolidation but also the aesthetic appeal of simplicity. As with microwaves, dishwashers, and refrigerators, people are even integrating built-in units to accomplish this.
Coffee unites us, and it only makes sense to see coffee-loving homeowners exploring different ways of creating a space conducive for social interaction. Often, this means moving more towards an open-plan, which for some requires at least some level of remodeling. As Victoria Harrison, an editor for Houzz, writes, “Open-plan living hasn’t merely risen in popularity in recent years, it seems to be the mainstay of what many people look for in a home,” adding that, “Open-plan design encourages sociable living.” The notion of remodeling may seem unnecessary for some, but when considering the communal benefits a layout can bring, it is an easy call for many.
Our passion is to help turn your dream of a kitchen remodel into a reality. We know how daunting a kitchen remodel can seem at times, but rest assured that our team of experienced and knowledgeable designers are here to walk with you every step of the way. We are kitchen experts and only settle to bring about the best quality and customer service our customers deserve.
And like most of you, we too are coffee lovers who want nothing more than to help you incorporate elements of your favorite café into your kitchen. Coffee-lover or not, we believe the kitchen to be one of the most important places in a home and desire to help make your vision of what home should be come to life.