Are you looking for a way to add a little something special to your home? Do you love throwing parties and would love to take them to the next level? If so, then adding a beautiful in-house bar would be a great choice for you. Not only do these spaces act as great areas for entertainment, but they are a great way to safely wind down after a long day at work.
Why throw your money at different businesses when you can invest that money in creating a fun and exciting space right in the comfort of your own home? Here are a few different ways that you could make a home bar work in your house today.
One of the most popular options for homeowners, due to its slight separation from the rest of the house, is a basement bar, which also takes advantage of an otherwise commonly underused space. Turn your basement into the watering hole of your dreams and take that empty basement to a whole new level. These spaces work great with a more industrial feel, so invest in some cool, new exposed bulb lighting and a subway pattern tile backsplash to really bring the space together. A nice dark wood bar will complete the look, letting you feel like you’ve walked into an upscale speakeasy as soon as you take a seat.
Do you have an old shed that you’re really not using anymore? Turn it into your beach getaway surf shack with a few coats of bright paint and some fancy Christmas lights. This will be a really fun way to enjoy your yard, as well as help, the make your summer barbequt place to be. Take a look around at some local yard sales or pawn shops and see if you can find an old surfboard which will make a great bar counter for you to make drinks, or even sit at if there’s enough room. Make sure to keep the color scheme simple by mixing bleach white and brighter blues to really complete the beachy theme.
Stay with the Theme
Do you have a themed game or family room in your home? Adding a bar area, that stays in touch with your theme, to this space is a fun and efficient way to take advantage of an already used space. Pick a corner and add the right style cabinetry, counters, appliances, and seating and you’ll feel like you’ve stepped into your favorite movie or time period straight away.
Do you love fantasy movies? Go for an older style look with classic, wooden cabinets and swivel bar stools to complement that old world theme. Or maybe you’re more interested in the far off future? Add a colored quartz bar top and metal chairs to commit to that sci-fi feel. No matter what your personal preferences are, there’s a way to take your game room to new levels now.
Low on Space?
If your home is a little more spatially challenged, than taking advantage of whatever little room that you have is the ideal move. Do you have a little cubby under your stairs? Turn it into the perfect mini bar by removing the door, adding some beautiful shelving and cabinetry hidden mini fridge, and putting all of your beautiful bottles on display. Adding a mirror behind the shelving is a great way to trick the eye and make the space seem much bigger than it actually is.
Of course, creating the perfect bar will depend a lot on your personal style and tastes. Do you prefer an older, more classic look or are you a little more modern and edgy? What color schemes work with your home’s aesthetic? Do you have children that you’ll need to keep away from this space? These are all questions that you’ll have to keep in mind when designing your perfect in-home bar. However, making sure that you create a space that you’ll love spending time at is the absolute, most crucial point. Make sure that you build a space that will make you proud and have you falling in love with your house all over again. Take your dream bar and create it in the comfort of your own home today.