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Contemporary In-Home Bar Ideas: How to Organize & Design a Home Bar

3 minute read, by Closet America, on Oct 21, 2022

Having an in-home bar will take your entertaining and hosting skills up a notch, making your house the go-to hangout spot for friends and family. If you’re an aspiring mixologist, home bars make it easier than ever for you to come up with new drinks for everyone to try. It will also ultimately cost less to have your own in-home bar than it is to buy specialty drinks at a bar. There are plenty of reasons to add a bar to your home and even more ways to do so! Closet America is experienced in all kinds of builds dedicated to organization, including the drink and liquor storage options in a bar design. Our experts can help you find ways to organize and store all your liquors, drink ingredients, and other essentials effectively. Take a look at these ideas for bar designs at home to get inspired.

Store Bottles with Crosshatch Racks

Crosshatch racks are an in-home bar essential, especially if you and your guests like wine. These unique racks allow you to store bottles of liquor effectively and in a visually interesting way. If done right, crosshatch racks can be a focal point of your bar design. They also provide easy access to your bottles and keep corked bottles in the proper storage position, making crosshatch racks a great combination of style and function.

Display Your Bottles & Drinkware

Popular, crosshatch racks aren’t the only way to store your liquor bottle. There are plenty of other options to display not only bottles but also drinkware and have them double as décor. Even something as simple as displaying these things neatly on open shelves will add some more visual interest to the space and help you show off your bottle collection. Spice it up by adding some color changing lights behind or underneath the shelves and watch your glass collection sparkle.

Keep Glasses Tucked Away Behind Cabinetry 

From whiskey glasses, wine glasses, cocktail glasses and more, there are a lot of different kinds of drinkware you’ll need to store at your in-home bar. This is why having plenty of cabinet space is a staple in practically every kind of bar design. Cabinets keep them safely tucked away for when you need them. In addition to these glasses, we also recommend having room to store plastic cups for when you want to take a drink outside or when you’re expecting a larger number of guests at home than usual.

Include a Rolling Bar Cart

You really can’t go wrong with adding a classic rolling bar cart to your in-home bar. There are plenty of options to choose from, so you won’t have to worry about it clashing with your bar design theme. Like many of the other features we’ve mentioned, bar carts are both stylish and functional. A bar cart with wheels allows you to entertain with ease – simply roll it to wherever you want to get the party started. It also makes transporting lots of drinks at once from the bar to any other place in your home much easier and more convenient.

Include Plenty of Wine Storage Options

Different kinds of wine are best enjoyed at different temperatures, so you may want to consider having a few different storage options. A cooler can be built into your cabinetry, so it doesn’t clash with the overall design theme of your in-home bar while still looking impressive. You can store white wines and other alcohol preparations like bitters and juices without needing to run to the fridge in the kitchen.

There are plenty of home bar design ideas out there and plenty of different ways to keep everything organized and in its place as well. Contact the experts at Closet America today to make your in-home bar design just as functional and easy to use as it is stylish!

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Fairfax Station, VA

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