by Mark in Decorating
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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.
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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:
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.
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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!
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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.
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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.
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A mini bar is a must in a house meant for relaxation and entertainment, such as a holiday home.
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