Crafting the Perfect Home Bar

Crafting the Perfect Home Bar

A cocktail sounds mighty nice, but venturing out in the frigid February night to partake? We’re not sure about that! Besides the added expense and the bone-chilling temperatures, wouldn’t it be easier just to whip up a drink from the comfort of your own home bar?

That’s where we can help! The Hm rec room has a wide range of home bars available, as well as some compact options that are perfect for smaller spaces. If you’re not sure where to start, here are some helpful features to look for as you begin your search!

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How to Craft the Perfect Home Bar

Hanging stemware storage

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Int'l Furniture Parota Bar Mirror

Hanging stemware racks are the perfect way to keep wine glasses and the like close at hand while protecting them from accidental breakage. On this back bar mirror, it’s built in to the beveled wood pieces along the top edge. You’ll also find metal racks on other designs, including in bar bases.

Durable work surface

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Pulaski Brookfield Bar

Laminate-topped bars offer greater durability, resisting scratches better than solid wood and protecting better against damage caused by liquids. The Pulaski Brookfield bar has a laminated granite top to protect it from damage while still offering a chic look! 

Add a wine rack

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Liberty Stonebrook Bar & 2 Stools

Corked bottles should be stored horizontally: The wine stays in contact with the cork, ensuring a tight seal and keeping it from drying out. The Stonebrook bar set from Liberty offers an integrated wine rack, allowing you to store your collection with ease. Storage options are plentiful with a stemware rack, open compartments and drawers. 

Pullout work surfaces

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A.R.T. Furniture Arch Salvage Fischer Mobile Bar Server

This chic Arch Salvage Fischer bar/server features a pullout shelf situated between the drawers and the top. Thoughtful touches like this offer the extra space when you need it and the versatility to return it to normal when you don’t. Bonus? This bar is chic enough to double as a server in your dining room and easy to move around as needed thanks to hidden casters!

Locking doors

Sometimes the simplest features are the most important. Find a bar with locking doors and plenty of storage for liquor bottles- it will guarantee peace of mind for you!

Compact design for small spaces

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Pictured above: Pulaski Main Street Martini Bar, Hammary Furniture Park Studio Bar Cabinet and Hammary Furniture Tribecca Bar

If space is at a premium, you can add the same thoughtful features and organizational options in a smaller footprint. Instead of a full bar, look for a bar cabinet. When the doors are closed, they look like innocuous cabinets. Open them up to reveal wine racks, shelving, stemware racks and more. Some even have doors that flip open to reveal more hidden storage! 

Conversation starter

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Click the image above to read our blog post on styling your bar cart!

You can also opt for a more unique piece. A bar cart or trolley is an instant conversation starter and still have the work surfaces and storage you need! Bonus: easy movement means you move these around as suits your needs!

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Show us your home bar!

Do you have a home bar, bar cart or trolley? Show it off! Tag us on Instagram @shophomemakers for the chance to be featured on our feed!

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