Building my Dream Espresso Bar

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#1: Post by Capee7 »

Hi Everyone!

I recently had the privilege to build something I have been wanting for years. My wife graciously gave me a corner of our small kitchen. I hope this inspires some!

This is the end product....

1. Remove old drywall, wall, and move a door

2. Add plumbing for drain and water line. Also add Electrical outlets

3. Redo drywall and paint

4. Install cabinets

5. Create plywood template of slab with all the necessary holes.

6. Install extremely heavy slab and set up pitcher rinser and Faucet

7. Eventually add filtration system for plumbing machine and set up drain line for espresso machine.

Thank you for all you do on this site! It has blessed me soooo much! :)

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BaristaBoy E61

#2: Post by BaristaBoy E61 »

Beautifully done! Enjoy your new setup and space.
Welcome to HB!
"You didn't buy an Espresso Machine - You bought a Chemistry Set!"


#3: Post by Capee7 »

Thank you! :)


#4: Post by nguye569 »

Is your electrical behind machine or under counters? I'm trying to figure out how I want to do mine.


#5: Post by Capee7 »


I placed them under the counter because we wanted a clean look up top.

A few things to consider:

1. Having them under the counter makes it hard to plug things in so if you have to unplug and plug things in frequently, this may not be the way to go.
2. Keep in mind what type of cabinets you are using because drawers can make it difficult to plug things in (I used a smart switch that allowed me to plug in from the side which solved this for me. The smart switch also gave me the ability to schedule when my machine turned on and off which is nice).
3. I placed the counter cutouts in hidden places so you wouldn't really see a random hole.

I hope this helps