4 Tips for Designing Your Home Bar

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Nothing says fun like a home bar. From intimate dinner parties to full-blown banquettes, it provides a space to gather and enjoy conversation. For luxury buyers who plan to frequently entertain friends and family, this is a lifestyle amenity that is worth getting excited over. If youre considering adding a watering hole to your home, here are a few tips to help design the perfect bar.

Identify the Details
First, youll have to determine where the home bar will work best. Pick a space that doesnt interrupt the flow when youre playing host and is large enough to meet your needs. Consider seating, storage, as well as equipment that will be needed, and try to incorporate it into or nearby your entertaining areas.

Get Inspired
Think about the atmosphere and dcor of your favorite bars or restaurants. Try to pinpoint what it is that you love about them or, next time youre there, make note of the ambience and how it can be replicated with your home bar.

Tailor to your tastes
The style of the bar should be both consistent with your homes aesthetic and a reflection of what you enjoy drinking. Is this going to be an Art Deco style bar where youre serving up Manhattans or will it be a rustic vibe with craft beers on tap? If youre an enthusiastic mixologist, make sure youll have all the accoutrement to shake, muddle, and stir the latest concoction.

Presentation
As the epicenter of entertainment, theres an element of showmanship that needs to be taken into account. Its all in the details, like a mirrored backsplash or moody lighting that sets the tone. There should be a sense of cohesion, from the finishes and the upholstery to the bottles being displayed and how the glasses are stored.

Published with permission from RISMedia.

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