Home cocktail bars aren’t just for characters on Mad Men anymore. Home bars have become quite popular these days and when you think about the benefits of having one, it’s easy to see why. Entertaining guests in your home is more affordable than going out to a restaurant or bar. It’s also often more personal and less crowded, allowing you and your friends to move around as you please. All in all, owning home bar furniture is a great idea. Before you go out and buy one, though, make sure to consider these three things.
Indoor home bars can be very simple, with only two or three surfaces to hold drinks. Other bars have drawers, shelves and cupboards to house alcohol, plus all of your bar accessories. Consider what you will be needing to store and whether a mini-refrigerator is necessary. If you would like to be able to move your wet bar from room to room, consider a smaller bar on wheels. There are many different modern designs you can choose, so take some time to think about what would be most practical for your space and entertaining needs.
Sure it would be nice to entertain a lot of friends and family. But if you want a large home bar, you’ll need a big enough room to hold it. If you’re working with the space you have, make sure to think about the size your home can handle first and then consider function. If you’re remodeling, you’ll have more flexibility and will be able to work around size issues more easily.
Is your home’s interior traditional, contemporary or rustic? A traditional home would look best with darker wood tones and rich finishes paired with unique bar stools. If you’re furnishing a modern space, light wood tones or different materials like glass or metal would complement your interior nicely.
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