Home Bar Design

Home entertaining has become a far less expensive alternative to going out and spending a fortune on wining and dining. By setting up a bar area, you can create a hub for entertaining friends and family in the comfort of your own home. We have some easy tips on how to make your bar area stand out from the rest.

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Countertops

The material you choose for your bar countertop will help determine the look and feel of your bar area. Slate or concrete countertops give a natural stone appearance while wood brings warmth to an area. Stainless steel adds a minimalist, modern touch. A granite or marble slab can be used to add an element of opulence and tiled countertops come in endless colour options and can be crafted into an original design.

Lighting

Recessed or down lights are great for creating ambience. Those with a dimmer option enable you to adjust lighting levels to suit the occasion.

Cooling

A mini fridge doesn’t take up much space and will save you the hassle of having to run to the kitchen for refills.

Audio-visual equipment

A flat-screen TV and sound system are great for entertaining guests. Whether it’s to catch the latest sports or listen to background music, both will help set the mood.

Seating

For a chic and contemporary touch, go for metal barstools or choose wooden chairs, if you want to create a more rustic feel. Both are practical and will enhance your decor. Regardless of which style you choose, always ensure that your barstools have a high back for comfort.

Shelving

Install shelving units along the wall directly behind the bar and use them to display souvenirs, bottles, photographs or objects of interest. Decorate the spaces between the shelves with smoky or clear mirror tiles to create a polished finish.

Glassware

Build up a collection of glasses in various styles and sizes as not all guests share the same drink preferences.

Wall art and wine racks

Stylish art and wall-mounted wine racks make an impressive statement and add a touch of class.

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Create a chic designer entertainment space in your home with a home bar area. With these easy-to-implement ideas, you’ll be able to enjoy home entertaining to the fullest.

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