Thanks for your replies. Here is a photo of my current setup.
We are in the process of buying a home and we'll be remodeling the kitchen likely with Hygge Supply cabinets. My wife is ok with keeping the Cremina out on the counter and I want to make sure it looks a little more finished and integrated than "hacked". A small analog thermometer would be ideal.
Craig, depending on roast level I am anywhere between 170-185 or so. For lighter roasts I will be closer to 185 and pre-infuse for 10 or more seconds. For darker I will be closer to 170 and pre-infuse for one to three seconds. Most of the coffee I prefer drinking lands me in the 178-180 degree ballpark. Of course playing with the pressure profile and shot ratio will affect flavor profiles at a given temp.