If you have always dreamed of being the ultimate host or hostess, then creating a home bar should be on top of your to do list! If you love having friends over and entertaining them you can’t go without an elegant home bar.
It’s important to carefully plan out your home bar. Think about where you want to put it, it’s a good idea to have it in a common area like your kitchen or dining area. A place where you are going to be entertaining your guests is a good idea, you can also consider an outdoor bar!
Keep in mind that elegant and tasteful home bars will require water and electricity for necessary appliances. Your bar will need things like a bar fridge, wine cooler and potentially a sink. Ensure these things are set up in the area as well. Here are 5 ideas that will help you create an elegant and tasteful home bar that is original and functional.
For a functional home bar you are going to need plenty of storage. You will need to store different glasses, snacks and of course your beverages. Incorporating built in cabinets that display your drinks, will keep your bar looking elegant and tasteful. Built in cabinets can be an expensive option however, the will provide your home bar with a permanent and tasteful look.
- A Freestanding Bar
If you have enough space in your home, a freestanding bar is the easiest way to add a bar into your home. They are easily available from online retailers or furniture stores. When purchasing a free standing bar there are a number of things to consider. You should consider the size of your space and what will suit your current decor. You should also consider if you want water connected for a sink area.
If you are planning on hosting regularly, you’ll need a number of appliances to cater to your guests needs. You will need some ice and a place to keep your beverages cold. Bar fridges are the ultimate ways to keep everything cold. They can be placed within the lower cabinetry of your bar for easy access. They come in a wide range of styles and prices and can be found for a good price online.
The home bar doesn’t have to stand alone, in fact, it shouldn’t. Why not create an entertaining room to seat your guests rather than having them linger around the bar area. Another great alternative is incorporating some bar stools for guests to sit at. It’s a good idea to have plenty of seating for your guests to relax and socialise comfortably. Rearrange your area so that chairs and other seating complement the bar. This will create a tasteful and elegant space for you and your guests to enjoy.
- A Bar Cart
If you’re not ready for a full on renovation, invest in a bar cart. Bar carts are a great way to store everything you need and are an easy and inexpensive way to showcase you liquor. If you don’t want anything too permanent these are ideal. Purchase one with wheels for a convenient way to move them from room to room.
Make sure you stock up on your beverages and you’ll be known for your amazing gatherings and elegant home bar. Once you have one you won't want to live without it!