With the current state of global economics, it’s no wonder that more and more people are opting for installing a bar in their homes rather than go out for some tasty beverages. Home bars is the ultimate must-have for anyone who loves entertaining at home because it provides an ideal and comfortable space to socialize, have some fun and in the long run, save some cash!
If you’re considering installing a bar in your home, there are some important points you’ll want to consider before getting started because a simple bar installation can quickly get out of hand without the proper planning.
Begin by evaluating the space where you want to install the bar because the structural features of the area will be a factor in determining bar specifics. If you want a bar equipped with a sink, for example, the space must include proper plumbing. If the area lacks this, you’ll need to pump up your budget because your project just got a lot more expensive; a plumbing system will need to be installed in order to accommodate a wet bar. So, to help minimize unforeseen expenses, be sure to evaluate the structural features of the space before getting started.
You’ll also need to consider the area’s layout in order to determine the best shape and size for the bar. A home bar should look and feel comfortable, not crowded or overbearing. If the plan is to have your bar custom built, the world is your oyster in terms of shape and size. Speak with a reputable professional in the area, to design a perfect fit.
If you’re not going custom, don’t fret. Amongst the wide variety of styles and shapes on the market, you’re bound to find a bar that meets your wants and specifics. Do you want a straight side bar with shelves on the wall instead of a full back? Or maybe an L- or horseshoe-shaped bar is just the ticket. Scrutinizing the dimensions of your space will help to determine the optimum bar shape and size.
Now that you’ve chosen the ideal shape and location for your bar, you can begin considering some features. If, for example, you want beer on tap, a draft beer system will need to be installed. Most draft systems are relatively easy and inexpensive to install, unless your beer lines run over long distances; this can get pricey. To avoid the extra expense, keep the draft storage area close to the taps.
Other possible features to equip your bar with include: an ice machine, dishwasher, refrigerator and storage. A functional bar doesn’t need to be expensive and remember your bar doesn’t have to be fully equipped right away. If you know you want an ice machine but simply don’t have a few hundred dollars to buy at the moment, create the space anyway (but remember to ensure access to appropriate plumbing). When you do eventually save enough cash, the machine can be installed easily.
There are many different types of home bars for sale including a home wet bar, a home pull up bar, entire home bar sets and more. They can range from cheap to extremely expensive, depending of course on how contemporary or modern a look you’d like. They can be portable and moved from room to room or even house to house and range from small sets to huge built in at home bars and outdoor additions.
When installing a bar in your home, it’s important to take some time to evaluate the designated space and specific features you want included. If you enjoy entertaining and socializing, a home bar makes for an excellent addition to any abode.