The Art Of The At-Home Bar
After a long day at work, there is nothing more gratifying than unwinding with a refreshing beer, craft cocktail or fine wine. Stopping by a happy hour can be fun, but also overwhelming with crowds of people and a hefty bar tab. Creating your at-home bar can be an investment, but saves in the long run, while providing an at-home entertainment haven. From choosing your theme, to picking out design styles that match, to purchasing barware that compliments your home, there are many ways to customize your at-home bar and create the perfect space for you. We’ve compiled some design tips from experts at ITALKRAFT, so grab your beverage of choice and get inspired!
One thing that is a must for a perfect at-home bar is creating a wet bar, which means adding a sink! Not only does this add to the overall aesthetic, but makes for convenient quick cleaning. Adding a large basin sink like ItalKraft’s above, also keeps glassware out of sight while entertaining.
Another #protip is integrating appropriate appliances that seamlessly blend into the design of the bar and keeps your theme the focus. You don’t want your ice maker, mini-fridge, or dishwasher to clash. Upgrade the feel of the bar by investing in a wine cooler. Not only will it enhance the space, but it’s also great for accommodating storage needs.
To maximize the feel and aesthetic of a professional bar, stock glassware in plain sight. A great way to achieve this is by using floating shelves and glass cabinets. Choose glassware to enhance your desired theme; mason jars for rustic vibes, champagne flutes for a classy feel, and beer mugs are a must for any man cave. Bonus points for shakers, strainers, and fun bottle openers! Whether you decide to go modern, rustic, classic, retro, futuristic, or sporty there are many ways to personalize your at-home bar, so have fun with it!