Having a bar at home is a fun addition and it offers you the possibility to host parties on special occasions and also to have some friends over and have some drinks in style.
Although making a home bar seems to be a difficult project, it is quite easy to do and it doesn’t have to be expensive.
Before you actually start building, you should have a floor plan. This way you will know how much space you have and what are those items that you will need to build the bar. This way you can be sure that you won’t forget anything when shopping for supplies.
When planning, one of the most important aspects you have to take into consideration is to have enough room for seating. There is nothing worse than having a party and realizing that there isn’t enough seating place for every guest to be comfortable.
Think about how many bar stools you would like to have, and plan the length of the bar accordingly. In case you don’t have enough space, try to incorporate some other chairs and tables as well, somewhere else in the room.
Regarding the materials that you are going to use, you can think outside the box and use some special materials so you won’t end up having a sample bar made of plywood. You could have antique cabinets serving as dry bars and a long bookshelf could be just perfect as the bar once it is secured to the wall.
If the antique furniture seems to be appealing to you, you should visit the flea markets to find the items that you want for the smallest price possible.
Storage room is very important in case of a bar. You will need to store the liquors, glassware, utensils, bar towels and the cleanup supplies. Shelves and cabinets make sure that the bar will remain uncluttered and the guests that have enjoyed your mixes too much won’t have anything at hand to break.
Also think about the stocks that you need. Besides the liquor there is need for plenty of glassware. Consider the different kinds of glasses, like the ones for white and red wine, short glasses, high ball glasses, martini glasses and shot glasses.
You can find inexpensive sets of these glasses in almost any store, but you could also opt for vintage glasses, although these are more expensive than the regular ones.