Home bar ideas

by Mark in Decorating

Home bar ideas

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Your home bar is a versatile space that can be easily transformed depending on your family's needs. Since many people like to celebrate their birthday at home with their loved ones, we want to give you some quick set-up ideas for this corner of the house, where you can gather many friends around, irrespective of the space assigned to the bar.

Home bar ideas

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Whether the home bar is used to separate the kitchen from the dining room and living room, or it has an assigned corner, you have to consider a few functional aspects:

  • You should be able to serve snacks together with cocktails or drinks.
  • Therefore, the counter has to be as broad as possible, without useless decorations.
  • Glassware, cutlery, and tableware mustn't be out of reach.
  • For those of you who are finical, we recommend buying accessories specific to different kinds of drinks, including a cooler for drinks.
  • If your home is loaded with guests, it's better to have a family member play the bartender role for the day.
  • You could make some room for cooking books with cocktail recipes that will definitely impress your guests.

We've all been kids, and we know that the age-related curiosity has led to some dangerous endeavours. Therefore, if you have kids, it's best to have a bar cabinet that's unlocked only when you are at home.

Home bar ideas

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Is there an empty wall in your dining room or living room and you don't know how to decorate it? Fix this problem by setting up a mini-bar and you'll have a highly appreciated functional area!

Home bar ideas

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It wouldn't hurt to set up the lighting in such a way as to draw people's attention to this specific corner of the house. If there's an offhand bar on a table or counter, use candles in recipients lest somebody should get hurt when serving drinks or snacks. Another solution would be setting a floor lamp near the bar or using only wall lamps.

Home bar ideas

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Home bar ideas

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Don't overuse table cloths; it looks more elegant to use only beverage coasters or saucers made of light materials to cover your furniture. This way your guests will be able to walk freely with the glass and coaster, leaving them anywhere in the house, without damaging anything.

Home bar ideas

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Home bar ideas

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Home bar ideas

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A mini bar is a must in a house meant for relaxation and entertainment, such as a holiday home.

Home bar ideas

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Home bar ideas

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Home bar ideas

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