Small Bar For Home

.  This is a very simple home bar that offers a decent amount of storage including a 9 bottle wine rack.  Behind the bar are 4 levels of open shelving for easy access; however, because it’s open, it’s not a locking unit.  The front of the unit offers an elevated bar counter in front of which you can easily accommodate two or three bar stools.small bar for home 1.  This cherry L-shaped home bar is fairly large for a bar cabinet you can buy online.  It’s not exactly all that portable within your home, but at the same time it offers that “bar experience” which is great.  It’s perfect for finished basements, billiards rooms and entertainment rooms.small bar for home 2For flexibility in a small space, consider creating a bar from a cart or cabinet on wheels, as designer Leanne Ford did here: You can move it out of the way when you need the extra room. When styling your bar, “mix your bottles and glassware with special odds and ends that have meaning to you,” says Ford. “That will give the space some character and turn your bar into something special for you and your guests to enjoy.”small bar for home 3This is another option.  It’s more expensive, but you’ll get a much larger bar than the types you’ll buy at an online store or local store.  If you’re looking for something substantial with plumbing and custom electrical work, your best bet is to seek out custom bar/cabinet shops who can design, build and install your home bar for you.small bar for home 4.  Customers love this small ornate home bar cabinet with an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars.  For a smaller home bar unit, it offers decent storage options including a wine rack.  The way it’s configured, you can have stools on the front side as well.small bar for home 5The clever location of this wet bar makes great use of an often-wasted space. The placement, in an entry foyer easily accessible from formal living areas, is perfect. And, says architect Alex Heyko-Porebski, “when not in use the bar can be closed off behind bi-folding joinery panels that match the staircase, so it can remain unnoticed.” Timber veneered cabinets and shelves and mirrored panels on the walls add glamour to the bar’s interior.small bar for home 6.  This is not your typical home bar design.  It’s a mid-century modern style with vinyl upholstery and chrome feet.  As you can see, it’s fairly small so it fits in many rooms.  If your living room is decorated in a mid-century modern design, this bar could fit in nicely.small bar for home 7Concealed behind pocket doors that help it blend into the wall when not in use, this bar boasts remarkably rich storage despite its small size. “This bar was designed and fabricated in American walnut for an apartment on Central Park West in New York City,” says architect James Wagman. It not only includes storage for 32 bottles of wine, a full supply of spirits, and glassware and other essentials, but even features integrated lighting.small bar for home 8When creating a bar to service the kitchen and dining room for a client who entertained regularly, Teri Turan’s biggest challenge was space: “We only had a 47-inch space to fit a wine captain, an ice maker, storage for top shelf bottles, mixers, glassware, cocktail napkins and bar paraphernalia,” she says. Custom cabinets and careful shopping for extra-small appliances got the job done. She finished off the look with Persia Pearl granite countertops and honed travertine tile on the backsplash.small bar for home 9During the renovation of a home in Greenwich, Conn., Anthony DeRosa of DeRosa Builders was able to incorporate a wet bar into the design of the family room without adding on or stealing space from the seating area. “We fit the bar into a little-used closet,” says DeRosa.small bar for home 10Just because space is tight doesn’t mean you have to forgo the convenience of a bar area. This compact example, tucked into spare shelves beneath a staircase, is a perfect example. Says designer Leanne Ford: “You do not need to have an actual ‘bar’ in your place, just get creative with your space. Save a little bit of room on a bookshelf and let the bottles mix in with other treasures and books.”small bar for home 11Even the tiniest wet bar will be a boon for entertaining if you choose the right spot for it. “It makes sense to fit the bar near the traffic pattern of the party,” says Gretchen Brown, who created this diminutive 3½-foot-wide by 2-foot-deep drinks station using custom cabinetry painted in Benjamin Moore’s Snowfall White.small bar for home 12If you have a bit more room to play with, a wet bar offers the opportunity to incorporate extra refrigeration, a second sink and even a recycling center. Designer Nathan J. Reynolds fit all this and more into this project. “This wet bar was designed with entertaining in mind,” he says.Because it’s often an entertaining focal point, the style of the wet bar is particularly important. Says designer Robin Baron of this glamorous example: “Even a wet bar needs accessorizing. Textured walls along a sculptural and lit art installation create a great backdrop. Throw in a few key accessories that feel like they organically belong there, like decorative glasses and decanters, and you set the stage for fabulous entertaining.”small bar for home 14Made from an oak wine barrel, it offers a surface large enough to serve as a small wine tasting table.  The interior offers one shelf which provides storage for small plates, bottles and bar accessories.small bar for home 15.  This model, in black with a contemporary design, offers 2 unique features.  First, it’s a wrap-around counter which is unusual for such a small home bar.  Second, it has glass-faced cabinets viewed from both front and back.small bar for home 16Nestled in the corner of a large kitchen designed for a family of five, this small wet bar was planned to serve the needs of the entire clan. “It’s prepped and ready to hold all of the fixings for adult beverages, but instead of wine storage we incorporated a chilled fridge space for water bottles, children’s drinks and beverages,” says the design team. “With glass storage above, the homeowners can also display their glassware and china.”small bar for home 17To make the most of the limited square footage of a New York City apartment, architect Michael K. Chen created a now-you-see-it, now-you-don’t “party wall.” By day all that is visible in the entry of the home is a wall of sleekly lacquered cabinets and drawers. But after dark, in the words of the architect, “the panels open to reveal a full bar with integral refrigeration and tap, and storage in a louche walnut burl with integral LED lighting. A display compartment has another dual personality, flipping from cool and white, to richly burled wood.”small bar for home 18Beyond offering a place to mix drinks, a wet bar can play an important design role in a home with an open layout, linking the kitchen workspace with the entertaining areas of the house. Here, designer Amy Darooge used rustic materials to create a coherent style throughout. She chose distressed wood cabinetry, a copper sink and faucet, and “the material on the counter is walnut with a live ledge,” she says..  As you can see, the amount of storage in this rustic home bar cabinet unit is substantial.  However, notice that it doesn’t include a wine rack.  In the center where the larger bottles are place, that’s a Lazy Susan, which is a great storage feature.small bar for home 20.  This substantial home bar unit built with hardwood is a luxury unit with ornate woodwork, laminate granite top, brass finished rail, and for safety, offers locking doors.small bar for home 21.  If you’re looking for a more elegant home bar that’s not too big, this unit is for you with.  With a laminated marble top, smooth curves, engraved wood and antique brass fixtures, this unit can enhance the décor of any room.small bar for home 2.  This is a beautiful home bar unit with sturdy foot railing, extensive storage including a wine rack and locking storage, and sturdy construction.  Moreover, it offers a built-in ice bucket and refrigerator access – two not-so-common features.If you really want a bar but don’t have space to spare, consider using existing architecture elements to corral your spirits and glassware. An example from designer Leanne Ford: “A lot of older houses have corner cabinets in the dining rooms,” she says. “If you have one, take advantage of it. This is a great place to stash your prettiest glassware and liquor bottles. Paint the cabinet high-gloss black to modernize the space and give it an extra shine.”small bar for home 24In a New York City apartment with a spectacular view of the city skyline, designer Amy Lau brought in “gorgeous, sweeping curves and natural materials” in the design of the built-in wet bar to offset the linear visuals. “Organic shapes and materials strikes the perfect balance with the cityscape,” she says.“The top refrigerator drawer is perfect for storing cold water, soda, beer — even juice boxes for the kids,” Reynolds adds. “The bottom freezer drawer makes ice and is great for chilling glasses and liquor. Fill the sink up with ice and display the beverages offered to guests for the evening. The far right drawer is handy for bottle openers, napkins and bar utensils for the bartender. Below the drawer is a recycling center pull-out with trash and recycling for the empty bottles. The countertop space is generous for displaying beverages and making your favorite cocktail.”

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