Outfit your home bar in style
A home bar is a great place to kick back and unwind after a tough week at work, and it's an excellent spot for entertaining guests. If you are planning to add one to your home, there's a lot you could do with it. Here are some ideas to make the most of your home bar.
Home Bar Design
The main considerations when planning to add a wet bar to an existing room is comfort and usability. The bar needs to fit in well with the rest of the room and have adequate space for bar stools, accessories and drink storage. For extra convenience, include a small sink and some electrical outlets in your home bar plans; this will make it easier to prepare certain drinks, such as those that need crushed ice.
Most bars are designed with some storage or shelving space inside them for storing supplies or for installing a bar fridge. Having a fridge is crucial if your bar isn't close to the kitchen, otherwise you'll be running back and forth all night. Most bars use shelving for storing liquor bottles and glasses on the wall behind the bar. If you really want to get elaborate, you could get a hanging glass rack above your bar for your glassware; this is a great way to keep what you need close at hand, and let's face it, it looks pretty impressive.
When it comes to bar furniture, the bar itself is the most important piece along with bar stools. Once again, comfort and ease of use is of paramount importance when choosing these core pieces in your bar set. There are plenty of customization options available to you, to create a bar that matches your particular style. You can choose from pub tables, wine cabinets and wine racks to bring even more functionality to your bar.
There are many different accessories available for your bar which allow you to further customize it. Everything from bar foot rails and bar signs to bottle shelves, tiki bar supplies and serving trays can be added to make your bar stand out. Liquor dispensers, personalized coasters and novelty beer glasses or shot glasses are also popular choices.
Among the most practical accessories include blenders, a bar fridge and a bartending recipe book. These allow you to have everything you need to make any kind of refreshing beverage you or your guests may desire.