Master Bedroom Luxury of The Morning Bar

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 When staying at an up scale hotel, having coffee service is your room is expected. Grab the paper from the hall way, put on the coffee and perhaps the morning news on the TV. You would expect no less in a fine hotel.

Why not recreate that same luxury in your own master suite where you wake up most days when not traveling? Designers are designing Morning Bars that add that extra bit of luxury for the homeowner wanting that little something extra.

These Morning Bars for all intensive purposes are like a mini Kitchen. The object of this luxury idea is not to have it look anything like a Kitchen. Today these Morning Bars can be integrated so as to be fully functional and an attractive addition to a well designed Master Bedroom.

With so many available furniture pieces that can be modified to create that unique and expensive look,range from cabinets and chests, to armoire that can fill the bill. Modifications to transform these pieces into pure luxury with full functionality is the new trend in bedroom luxury.

The pay off? The smell of fresh brewed coffee timed to give you a smile right at the time you awaken.  If you can find a way to fetch the paper, your morning time in your own bedroom will make feel like a real guest.

So imagine the design application possibilities that might suit your particular taste. With available appliances from mini refrigerators to store your OJ and coffee creamers, wine chilling drawers for that late evening bit of relaxing, drawer size dishwashers that will keep the space and utensils tidy and clean and ready when you are.

With busier schedules and work weeks extending to later hours, creating in your home the features that will reward your creative side and that will also fill a particular need in a new way, will be the new trend in our thinking now and in the future. New homes will be featuring these new luxuries but why wait . Finding ways to make our current homes more user friendly and filled with the luxuries that we would enjoy to make our lives just a bit more special. The Morning Bar's time is here!

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Chuck Dellorto
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William - Great Idea...(why didn't I think of that..lol). If you do not mind, I will pass this info on to the custom builders I work with. Thanks.
Oct 08, 2007 04:17 PM #15
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Hi Chuck,

Thank you for your comments. I have a pretty good idea that the Morning Baridea may be soon become a a standard in new higher priced homes. It is but a wet bar, designed differently with room for coffee service and a few essentials like the drawer sized refrigerator, a drawer sized wine cooler. It is really a get out of the box type approach that will manifest itself in many different ways.  As you think about this, the old wet bar we have seen in the past is also due for a makeover. With so many new designs in cabinets, surfaces, sinks and faucets, I suspect that the wet bar of the future will have a very different look and feel. I also think Living Rooms will be sacrificed for More practical family oriented rooms and the advent of Home theatres may well replace the main socializing rooms of the home. A better way to think about this change would a children's play room, an adult media room with invitation to children when desired. Living rooms are the least used rooms in a home and mostly do not serve most of todays lifestyles. These will be changing as well. The home in the next few years will definitely be a trade up from the more traditional approach we are currently using as a model

Oct 09, 2007 10:50 AM #16
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Beth Young
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William - you have inspired me.  We have an office upstairs off of our masterbedroom that hasn't been used since the day my husband and I got our tablet PCs.  Now, I have the perfect idea for how to make the most of that room!
Oct 10, 2007 12:03 PM #17
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Bill Roberts
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William, Are you saying "wake up and smell the coffee"? I like it! Good idea.

Bill Roberts

Oct 10, 2007 12:39 PM #18
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Good Morning Beth,

Many Thanks for stopping by and I appreciate that you may in fact be taking advantage of a new luxury trend that will become the new norm, like the wet bar did years ago. Seems logical, doesn't it? You should write an article about this and make some noise. I just subscribed to your blog. You not only write very well, but actually have something worthwhile and wonderful to say. I am impressed and thanks for dropping by. I will begin reading you regularly starting today!

Oct 10, 2007 01:20 PM #19
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I am Bill! You got it right! But then, you usually do. :-)
Oct 10, 2007 01:22 PM #20
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Margaret Woda
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So glad that this was mentioned in Sally's Blog - what a GREAT idea, a great blog, and an even greater localism post.  Now you've got me thinking...  very inspirational!  In fact, why re-invent a perfect post.  Would you allow me to cite you as a "guest blogger" with a link to your outside blog, and post this on my outside blog?

 

Oct 11, 2007 12:05 PM #21
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Faina Sechzer
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Bill -great minds think alike. In my home we had a vanity area right outside the my morning/evening barmaster bath. My make-up takes at most 1 minute, so I did not want to waste the space and turned it into the morning bar or sometimes evening bar, as you can see in this shot. We have  a large house, so we could do it. But it can also be done in a smaller space as well. 
Oct 11, 2007 12:30 PM #22
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Way to go Faina. Well done and I am sure you really enjoy having it. After a while how you ever got around without it. Thanks so much for sharing this and enhancing the post.
Oct 11, 2007 10:41 PM #23
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Margaret, I would be delighted for you do that. How wonderful of you to ask and know that I feel honored. Many Thanks and as the Washington Redskins would say, "Go For It!"
Oct 11, 2007 10:43 PM #24
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Lynda Eisenmann
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William,

Sounds pretty nice to me, so how do we get the mint on the pillow and fresh sheets worked into the scheme of things?  I see my buddy MB has commented, her master is so big a famiy of 6 could live there, I've seen condos bigger than that.  Luckily for me, I get the guest room in Laguna Niguesl when I'm in the area.

Thanks for your nice messages my friend!

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Hi, William - Thanks for the okay on that.  Lots of Navy people in the Crofton area (USNA, Navy at NSA, and the Pentagon), so it couldn't hurt to spread a little San Diego love to potential transferees.  Here's the link to your re-printed post:

http://www.focusoncrofton.com/2007/10/12/could-your-crofton-morning-use-a-little-taste-of-luxury/

If you want to delete my comment after you click through, that's okay -I'm not trying to hijack your post, just want you to see how I used it.   'Had to get my principal keyword "Crofton" into the title - 'hope that's okay.

Oct 11, 2007 11:49 PM #26
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Maragaret, I am flattered and would not do such a thing. I feel totally delighted with you have done. An honored to boot!
Oct 12, 2007 12:01 AM #27
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Hi Lynda, Thank you so much for stopping by tonight. Today I was in Anaheim and had the most wonderful conversation with your best friend on the way home. To be adored must be so powerful in your life. For MB, she should have a voice activated pop up with full service breakfast bar and when she says "disappear "  it goes away, does the dishes and returns the next time she demands it. And I think she deserves no less.

I wonder if the first wet bar in traditional homes created the same stir. I guess back then Starbucks hadn't popularized coffee so much,lol  If only I had thought of it, or bought stock when I first heard of it. I would sipping something wonderful in my resort home in Tahiti, instead of trying to convince people that I have their back in a very competitive real estate market.

As always, when you come by and leave comments, it makes my day! :-)

Oct 12, 2007 12:15 AM #28
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Kathy McGraw
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Wow William that was great what Margaret did with this article :) :)
Oct 12, 2007 12:39 AM #29
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Debbie Malone
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We built our house four years ago anticipating living here in retirement and went with a first floor master. We  put extra outlets in the bathroom for a coffee/snack area but we haven't done anything with it yet. (I was concerned that a little fridge would be noisy, any input on that?)

We DO have our priorities in line.... we installed a flat screen tv across from the tub! I think chilled champagne is the next logical step.....

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Hi Kat, I am so flattered. I suspect the big writers with a national audiance experience this more frequently. Certainly gives one the feeling of having written something useful.
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I would suspect   the new mini fridge should not be noisy. Here would be my design perspective as a general guideline. To prevent the new feature from looking like a bathroom element, use a chest or an armoire and have the drawers or interior outfitted in custom ways to create that one of a kind look. Traditional sin for instance look utilitarian and the object here is one of luxury. The new above surface sink, such as a clear bowl or the more abstract looking bowls would be my first inclination. The hardware for such features provide a beautiful and unusual pattern of water flow as well. The drain mechanism stats just below the surface and fits to the underside of the bowl. The coffee service choices are also as broad. Select something that doesn't necessarily have the appearance of a coffee pot look. The system I use is a Cuisinart with no carafe or coffee pot. Simply put the cup in place and draw the coffee you need. This one uses the standard filter. I have a separate coffee grinder but  there are models with the bean grinder built in. Either way , preparing the service before retiring is much less distracting.

I hope you will do a feature on this when you complete it. It is a wonderful bit of convenience that speaks to the new lifestyles and provides for the almost instant gratification that we all often seek. Either war it is out of the box application and allows for your own creativeness. All the best and would to see what you end up doing. Many thanks for commenting and hope the idea will find its home with you. 

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I am seeing this more and more in homes of all price points. A little bit of luxury goes a long well and nothing is better than a fresh brewed cup off coffee the minute you step out of bed.

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Hi Maribeth, Thanks for noticing this. I couldn't agree more with you  on your sentiment. It just seems to make life a bit more pleasing! If this concept would show up anywhere, it would be in Dallas. The builders there build things so much better and nicer than in other areas I know. I also love the people in Dallas. Some don't like the changing weather patterns of snow one day and 80 degrees the next. I thought it was fun to me and gave me so many choices of how to dress. :-) Thanks for dropping by, always appreciate it!
Oct 17, 2007 06:15 PM #34
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