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How to Create the Ultimate In-Home Bar

Last updated 6 years ago

One of the best things about creating a home bar is that you have the ability to choose the style, layout, location, and barstools. Before you get started, take a moment to read these suggestions for creating the ultimate in-home bar:

Choose a Bar Style

First, decide whether you want a shorter bar that you can stand behind and store liquor under, or a taller cabinet bar with doors that open up to display your drink selection. A tall cabinet bar allows for more space in the room, while a shorter serving bar allows your guests to face you while sitting on barstools. These bar furnishings come in discreet forms as well, with styles that appear to be regular cabinets until you open them.

Decide on the Details of Your Home Bar

Next time you visit your favorite pub, take a second to look at the furnishings around you. Notice the copper or brass foot rests that run the length of the bar—these fixtures are also available with home bar design. In addition, look at the details of the bar itself, and try to emulate any designs or trims you like when you start shopping for a home bar.

Consider Size and Location

Once you get a rough idea of the style and design of your bar, consider the specifics of the area where you plan to place it. Take detailed measurements to ensure that the pieces you plan to buy will fit in the area. You may want to take note of how far your planned bar area is from the nearest refrigeration unit.

Stock the Bar

You’ll need mixers, accessories, and various types of alcohol to stock your new home bar. Get the basics, like rum, whiskey, gin, vodka, scotch, and wine, as well as some dry vermouth, lime juice, grenadine, tonic water, cola, and other basic mixers. Invest in some drinking glasses and mixing vessels to complete your inventory.

For the largest selection of bar stools and pub sets in San Diego, visit the Casual Dining & Bar Stools showroom. If we don’t have exactly what you’re looking for, you can always design your own home bar with the help of our design consultants! Call us today at (858) 578-5881 for more information. 


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