Although installing a home bar within the comforts of your own home sounds like a luxury, the truth is that many homes have the potential to include a home bar that is functional and affordable. This is a great idea for those who love to entertain and socialize, or for people who like to enjoy some drinks by themselves. If you are thinking of including a home bar in your home, there are three important design elements you must not forget- the counter for preparing drinks, storage space for bottles of alcohol and a storage space for the barware.
When it comes to bar counters, it is important to assess and evaluate the amount of space you have and how you intend on using the bar counter. Bar counters typically do not need to be large spaces or provide loads of seating. The main purpose of a bar counter is to mix drinks, so all you really need is space to put ice buckets, open bottles and glasses, as well as a designated area for drink-mixing. You should also think about whether you want to include a sink at the bar counter. If you are intending to host a larger number of guests or bigger parties, then you may want to include space for a dishwasher and microwave.
Alcohol Storage Space
Another important think to consider in your home bar is the storage space. This is highly dependent on the beverages that you consume at home. Do the drinks that you usually drink require refrigeration? Or do you need two different types of storage temperatures, such as for beer and wine in your home bar? Must your bottles of alcohol be stored sideways? Or do you intend to serve non-alcoholic drinks in your home bar as well?
All these are important questions that you have to think about in order to factor in the appropriate space for the drinks you intend to serve in your home bar. If your collection is rather small and you do not think you are going to collect much alcohol in the future, then you probably do not need as much storage space as compared to someone who has a huge collection of alcohol.
The other storage that you will need to consider is your barware storage. Barware can also take up a significant amount of space as they cannot be stacked. This means they have to be laid out one by one and this could take up a lot of space. However, it is undeniably aesthetic to lay out all your barware as part of your decoration as well. Hence, it is important to think about how you want to store your barware and the amount of barware you have that need to be stored.
No matter what design you have in mind, the team of experts at Materials Inc will be able to help you with different aspects of your home bar including flooring, decorative surfaces, veneers and more. Feel free to contact us to find out how we can help you with your home bar today!