Setting Up Your Very Own Home Bar
Enjoying a drink in the comfort of your own home is a great thing. Suppose you have a couple of friends coming over and you want to have a blast at your home bar. Motivated to design one at home? Home bars are fast becoming very popular among people.
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Many interior designers have been engaging in setting up home bars as this is now becoming trendy. Let’s look at some factors that can be considered while setting up a home bar.
The space required
One of the most important questions you have to ask yourself is how much space you can allocate for your home bar. If your residence is a spacious one with many rooms, then you can easily convert one of the rooms into the home bar. You can have it permanently set up there with comfortable seats and a bar counter too. Storage space for glassware is also important too. You can keep the bar accessories and chairs neatly organized.
What if you don’t have space to devote an entire room for the home bar? Have no worries. You can always try the semi-permanent type. A semi-permanent type will have a cocktail cabinet. It may also be a pullout shelf with space to mix the drinks. You can also use another cabinet for storing bottles and glassware.
For those living in smaller apartments, try setting up a mobile bar. You can carry this to any part of the house or even set up a party outdoors in your garden. The only thing to remember is that the mobile unit should have a pull out counter to lay the bottles and glasses.
Each of the above will serve the purpose of a home bar and will also make the experience enjoyable. You will have fun mixing cocktails, serving the drinks and of course enjoying them yourself.
A few queries that can help you design the home bar are listed below. Go through them carefully and find the answers to make a final decision as to which would be the best location for your home bar.
· Should the bar be indoor or outdoor?
· If you choose the living area as the perfect location, will you get enough privacy?
· Will the location disturb the other members of the family?
· Do you have a convenient corner where you can enjoy a drink from your home bar situated close by?
· How many glasses and bottles would you be storing at a time?
· How many friends are you expecting regularly?
· What material do you want the countertop to be?
Do you need a large counter top or a smaller one?
Will the cleaning and maintenance be easy at the location chosen?
What you have to keep in mind is that the home bar should match the décor of the interiors at your home. It should blend in with the rest of the home and should never look like an odd one out.