The statement that every man’s home is his castle becomes more understandable as you grow into your 20s and 30s. Crafting a living space that both suits you perfectly and sends a powerful message to every guest is essential. This is usually accomplished by filling your home with furniture and features that you like, fit your needs, and ultimately, suit your personality. If you’ve decided that you’d like to include a bar in your home entertainment area, you may need some ideas to further the planning stage. There are a few simple considerations that will help you refine and adapt what you decide to create, so you can avoid wasting time and money.
What drives your decision?
Depending on why you want a bar in your home, there are a number of features and options that will either become more or less important. Will you install plumbing to make it a wet bar? Will it be a part of an outdoor kitchen or something reserved for the interior of your house? What sort of entertaining do you most enjoy? A bar can add the right touch to a well-appointed man cave, which is the perfect place to drink cold beer and engage in man time. Or, it can offer finish to an elegantly appointed outdoor grill and kitchen. The function of the bar remains the same, but why you want it changes many things, from location to building materials.
What are your tastes?
A bar constitutes a major feature of any room or area in which you choose to locate it. You’ll want to consider how it will be placed, how it will occupy space and change the flow of your home, and the ways in which you will want to use it. Addressing these considerations can help you when it comes to actually choosing the features of your bar, from materials to storage to space allocation behind the bar. The bar should be designed of materials and in such a way that it blends harmoniously into the home you have now. Depending on whether you live in a home designed along traditional lines or in a modern loft, certain styles and building materials or color schemes might not be appropriate.
In order to help you navigate through this maze of choices and decisions, and to realize your ideal home bar, we’ve developed a useful photo gallery of styles and designs for every space. You’ll find everything in terms of interior design, from small basement home bars to full scale restaurant bars thrown in the mix. So browse on through and gather some inspiration and ideas for when it comes to building and designing your own home bar.