Building the perfect home bar

If space constraints are a concern, then a corner bar is best.

Whether for your living room or a special corner on the terrace, your home bar says a great deal about your personality. Growing up, most people dream of owning a home bar where hosts will congregate with friends and show off their latest collection of single malts and champagne. While in the throes of naivete, one believes that the perfect cocktail sets the tone for one’s enigma, in reality, our better sense tells us that it all starts with the bar!

Depending on the space and your personal style statement, you must pick a home bar that suits your social agenda — entertaining colleagues, throwing
lavish brunches, wooing that special someone or a sit-down game-night. First things first, where will you place it? This part is usually determined by two major factors – the first one being the area where you will be doing most of the entertaining, and second, the proximity to the fridge, sink, wine cooler etc. The sink plays an important role in elevating your “bar status” to a wet bar which makes it rather convenient for cleaning up after your decadent soirees.

So, where will you entertain? Popular choices remain the kitchen, living room and dining room, but if you live in an area that has great weather round the year, then, you can even consider a bar on the balcony or in the garden. Of course, one must be ready for the possibility that additional care will be required for an outdoor bar as opposed to an indoor one. You can take a step forward and designate a specific area in your home simply for the purposes of entertaining guests. It really is your choice!

The next step is to determine the type of bar to complement your placement. In today’s day and age, there are a million bar design options available; your theme can be picked to match your home’s interiors. Polished and painted wood are the most common materials used; they add a bit of vintage and Victorian…

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