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How to Have A Perfect Home Bar

A Spirited Illusion

The perfect home bar quite literally spirits its patrons away; out of the home and into the pleasant buzz of a private tavern. Achieving this effect requires accommodating the look of the room the bar will occupy and choosing a style that will blend in well enough to make tipplers forget they're in a suburban basement.

Fit and Finish

A home bar is a substantial and conspicuous piece of furniture that immediately draws attention to itself. This is even more true when it's hideous, which makes it all the more important that it look beautiful and be well-made.

Common hardwoods that really bring a classic or traditional home bar to life included chestnut, maple and American cherry. Panel mirrors, granite tops and brushed-steel foot rests also add a touch of elegance that can enhance the more sophisticated celebratory experience.

Of course, more efficient and modern styles that incorporate glass surfaces and sharper lines can also add a splash of glamour to the home-bar area. Keeping in mind that the bar has the power to set the mood will help guide the selection process.


The home bar can be an elaborate affair that commands the entire room, an expandable bar cabinet that can be shuttered when not in use, or a combination of these concepts. It will depend on the budget, the available space and the importance of the feature in the home.

Designs range from sleek contemporary to old-fashioned and ornate, and keeping the period and style of the home in mind will help provide a clue as to what will blend in with the existing decor. Of course, home barrooms can take on a life of their own outside of the general scheme of the overall house design and this is often what makes designing a home bar so much fun.

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