It's tough to break the everyday habit of getting coffee at your favorite place. The aromas, the friendly baristas and the warmth of familiar faces makes this routine feel special. But if you add up all of those daily breakfasts-to-go, that ritual quickly morphs into an expensive indulgence. You can save some cash by using your beloved shop for inspiration. Carve a weekend or two out of your schedule to work on projects like wall sconces and upholstered stools, and taste-test recipes for vanilla iced coffee and homemade croissants. You’ll end up with the best your cafe has to offer, without leaving the house.