A proper home bar is something every established home should have, whether you’re an experienced mixologist or you just want to impress visitors. It can add an unexpected element of design to any space, especially if you get creative with the style. Add a Chesterfield sofa for the ultimate speakeasy feel, and dial up the glamour. Whether you’re just beginning to experiment with cocktails or you’ve been mixing for years, a home bar never fails to impress. Click To Tweet
A Home Bar Fit For Entertaining
You don’t need a built-in wet bar to impress. Invest in basic equipment, stock up on the essential liquors, and you can have a bar that will impress amateurs and old pros alike. Here are a few pointers:
If you have the space for it, a bar cart makes a great portable area for mixing a drink, and they’re versatile enough that guests feel comfortable using it. Consider opting for a vintage cart if you can find one, for that added bit of character. If your bar cart is open, organize it neatly. Consider storing your less frequently used items in a pantry, so it doesn’t look cluttered or precarious.Add a bit of character with a bar cart to make mixing and pouring drinks mobile. Click To Tweet
Transform an antique console table, sideboard, or small buffet table into a bar by simply topping it with a tray. Add an antique storage box to stash your bottles, then display your decanters, bitters, and glasses on top of it. Store your essential bar tools in one of the drawers, and try to add some room for a small lamp or candle for task lighting.
Pro Tip: A great way to have a one-of-a-kind home bar is to use antiques with a little DIY touch.
Now that you have your bar, the next step is to stock it with all the at-home bar essentials. The equipment needed to mix a cocktail is simple to master, and you don’t need all that much. Here are a few must-haves:
- Variety of glasses
- Bottle and wine openers
- Ice bucket
- Citrus Peeler
A Memorable Experience
Creating a home bar for is a great way to entertain your family and friends and create a more intimate and memorable experience. It’s also a great way to learn the craft of bartending.