Whether your end goal is to channel sophistication or even just to spend less time at the pub, creating your own home bar is easier than you might think.
When it comes to understanding the exact definition of what a home bar is, the common denominator that links the many varieties together is of course the booze. From silver trays, shakers, decanters and more, there’s no denying that adding a home bar to your abode not only lifts its overall value, but also brings a sense of intimate luxury as well.
The appeal of adding a home bar to your castle varies depending on who you ask. While it all but eliminates the risk of drink driving, there’s no such thing as ‘last call’ for drinks if you’re the one entertaining. There’s no chance of the bartender being stingy with their nips of alcohol, and you’re in the driver’s seat when it comes to what’s on offer – will it be bourbon, vodka, or both?
Your Guide To Creating A Home Bar
If the prospect of avoiding an obnoxious mixologist alone is enough motivation for you alone, then creating your own space for a home bar is somewhat of a no brainer – but where do you start, what should you include, and is it really worth it?
Firstly, you’ll need to decide if your home bar is going to be a wet or a dry area. In a nutshell, a wet bar gives homeowners the convenience of having a fully functioning sink in their bar area for emptying and rinsing glasses, and is considered to be especially handy if you plan on making a lot of cocktails behind your home bar. However, it can bump up the cost of your home bar significantly, so many people opt for the dry style instead.
Depending on the size of the space you have to work with, you may need to decide if your home bar should be a permanent addition, or perhaps something that can be easily transported or moved around. Those with limited space will want to be able to relocate their bar into a corner or even collapse it to free up space when it’s not in use, especially if the room is used for things other than entertaining. Having a portable home bar such as a drinks cart can be a great idea if your lifestyle is the perfect mix of both indoor and outdoor entertainment.
If you’re opting for a more permanent fixture, standard design elements of just about any home bar include the type of refrigeration you want, shelving, seating or stools, foot rails, bar surfaces, and the style of draft beer system you want – if that’s your thing. Providing that you only conquer areas that you feel confident in, building your own home bar from scratch can be a very rewarding experience for any budding DIY enthusiast, especially given that the end goal is a well deserved knock off without having to leave your house.
While upcycling materials is a great way to keep your cash in your pocket when renovating on a budget and designing a home bar area, sometimes purchasing new building materials is simply unavoidable. However, it’s important to make sure that you opt for materials that are best suited to your individual needs and ties in with the overall look and feel of your home. When in doubt, it’s always worth speaking to the professionals – but where do you find them?
Sourcing Home Bar Help From The Professionals
While your options for renovating are almost limitless, selecting the right type of flooring for your home bar renovation certainly isn’t an easy feat. With each space, comes a different preference or priority: are you chasing style, functionality, or simply want the most bang for your buck?
In operation for over 25 years, at Tile Wizards we pride ourselves on getting you more – for less. We pioneered the warehouse format, and our stores are purposefully designed to make your selection easier, and ultimately offer our customers quality, price and the right advice.
While we specialise in options for tiles, carpets, timber and a wide variety of hybrid flooring materials, our services have just expanded even more. For customers who reside locally in Bokarina, Springwood and Para Hills, Tile Wizards have now introduced a range of vanities and tapware products in store, making it easier than ever to start renovating without spending a small fortune.
Even if you are just after some honest and friendly advice – please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us at Tile Wizards today for a free quote. We’re able to work with you in order to bring your dream flooring solution to life.