You can add value to your home or condo and get extra enjoyment by adding a home mini bar.There are all sorts of deals on home bar furniture for your townhouse or home. The bar furniture comes in a variety of materials with associated costs and quality. Most bar furniture can be purchased pre-assembled or you can build it yourself.
There are a variety of bar plans available for sale on the internet. You can also find plans in home improvement magazines and books.
First you need to decide on the space that you have available for the mini bar. Make a template from poster board or tack board to give you an idea of the space that the bar furniture will take up.
You should include the bar stools as separate templates so you can move them around. Make sure you include any wet sinks, wine racks, ice boxes, stools and any other items that you might need. All of these items should be reviewed before you place on order for your furniture.
Bar furniture comes in so many materials that you should be able to find a style and finish that matches your current decor.
The bar area can be as big or small as you need or like. Bar furniture can tuck into a corner if needed in any space you have available in your den or living room.
One thing people overlook is the importance of lighting for their mini bar. Depending upon the fixtures and controls that you will use you can create any level of desired ambience.
You may not have thought of this, but you can save money when you put in a mini bar. This is because you will not be paying the high drinks prices at your local bar. At times it is more relaxing to stay home vs. going out to your local tavern. Given today’s big screen TVs this can be a nice addition to your home theater.
Another reason for having a home bar, while not usually considered, is for your safety. You can eliminate driving after having had some beer or wine, which is safer than driving after having had few drinks. The cost savings will pay off your investment in no time.
Remember, you will also need some bar stools. Bar stools should be comfortable, padded, and can be of leather or vinyl. Some also swivel – this is a good feature especially if you have a TV or pool table in the room. It makes it easier for people to converse while watching the action.The bar stool height is usually thirty inches tall.
While it may cost you a bit to install, it will pay for itself very quickly.