Home bars have been an important part of American homes for many years. They range from country western themes to island retreats and include everything from neon signs to exquisite works of art.
Home bars are intended to be a place for entertainment and relaxation. They should be warm, inviting, and fun. One of the easiest ways to build a unique home bar is to purchase home bar plans. Thanks to the ease of the Internet, you can purchase home bar design plans from a website and instantly download them to your computer. These types of plans provide step-by-step directions and provide you with a list of construction materials.
If you are not interested in building a home bar, you can easily find one to purchase. There are several varieties of home bars. They include the straight wet bar, L-shaped wet bar, kegger bar, bar back, and portable party bar. Most home bars have cabinets, storage areas and adjustable shelves for liquor bottles and glasses. Generally, bar tops have high-pressure surfaces that are waterproof and heat resistant. Some have built-in sinks and refrigerator systems to keep kegs or drinks cold.
You will need bar stools to accompany your home bar. They are usually about 30-inches in height and constructed from a variety of materials including wood, leather, vinyl and chrome. Some bar stools have sports logos screen printed on the seat or carved into wood. Others have high backs with padding on the seat and mid-back area. Bar stools can be custom designed to suit your individual needs. Oftentimes, you can find great deals on bar stools at restaurant auctions or by visiting government surplus websites.
You will find an abundance of accessories to decorate your home bar. One of the most common design elements of a home bar is the neon sign. Today, neon signs are very affordable and come in a variety of designs and colors. You can even buy customized neon signs and further personalize your home bar. Other signs that you might want to include in your home bar design include football, basketball, racing and other sport signs; liquor signs; and novelty signs.
You will need cocktail glasses, martini shaker and strainer, shot glasses, mixers, bar tools and a blender to complete your home bar design. You can get great deals on bar accessories at restaurant supply stores. Also check the classified section of your local paper for auctions of restaurant equipment.
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