Monday, June 18, 2018

An Awesome Home Bar in a Few Easy Steps

Whether you invest in a simple bar cart or some cool barstools to liven a counter, convert a bookcase into a handsome shelf dry bar, or go all out in installing a wet bar with sink, refrigerator, and even taps, a beautiful home bar is a phenomenal way to succeed as a host. Here are some things to consider as you plan yours.

 Home bar

Home Bar 101

Like with real estate, a great home bar depends on location, location, location. Where do you actually entertain your guests? Which place in your home has the most space for this? Would you like to move this venue, say, from a small front room to one end of a finished basement rec room? Maybe the glass porch in back is your home’s most hospitable spot for twilight drinks.

How big a bar do you need or are willing to invest in? Does your chosen space need plumbing and electricity or would you like to start simple? A well-planned home bar pays its dividends in many years of enjoyment by you and your friends.

 Modern bar stool

Basic Home Bar Furniture

Now that you have a rough plan sketched for your home bar, hopefully on something more reliable than a bar napkin, now it’s time for us at Roberts Furniture & Mattress to offer our expertise. For bars and bar stools ranging from traditional “Cheers”-style decor to the space-age bachelor pad look for retro cocktail coolness, choose sturdy, comfortable, but cool bars, drinks carts, and stools that will give your living room, rec room or porch the wow factor.

 Drinks cart

Knock Yourself Out with Home Bar Decor

And once you’ve planned out the contracting work and picked your home bar’s furniture, now it’s playtime. Anything goes when decorating your new home bar. Perhaps old beer cans repurposed as cool track lighting by a crafty friend, or old bottle caps incorporated into your backsplash can add fun to your home bar setting. The only limit is your imagination!

Once you’ve planned your fantastic new home bar, we will help you get started with the right bar stools and, if you like, the bar itself. Stop by any of our Virginia furniture showrooms including Hampton, VA to make your home bar dream a reality!