Mar 08, 2023 | Flooring America
Planning your next home renovation? Consider adding a personalized home bar to your “must-have” list! A cocktail home bar or a basement lounge is a great addition to home renovation design. Not only do built-in at-home bars give you a designated space for entertaining, but a home bar makes for an excellent extension to family dinner nights!
The best part about having a home bar in your house? Not needing to go out for drinks! Customize your dedicated home bar with one-of-a-kind accessories, from bottles and glassware to silly aprons and personalized bar logos.
Transform your basement into a lounge space fully furnished with a wine cooler, a mini-fridge with ice for storage, a bar cart, bar stools, and colorful glassware that's perfect for entertaining guests. Throw in some comfy chairs and a cozy area rug that suits your style to create the perfect space with seating to entertain, connect with guests, and watch the next game. We recommend luxury vinyl flooring or laminate near the wet home bar in your lounge space because they perform well in high-humidity areas like the basement. Plus, the style of waterproof floors makes cleaning up those drink spills easier!
Personalized home bars don’t have to be just for alcoholic beverages—espresso bars and tea stations make crafting at-home brews fun, too! Maybe you’re a coffee aficionado, or your partner is a tea snob—look to install a custom home bar in rooms fully equipped with a hot water faucet, glasses, a cute coffee sign, and a built-in espresso machine available in many different styles. You can even add custom drawers in the wall of your coffee corner for essentials like Keurig pods, coffee mugs, and creamer.
Perfect for the early-bird crew, a breakfast bar nook has all the essentials for your first meal of the day. Often, breakfast bars include hot beverages, cereal, and freshly baked goods, so think of the equipment that you are most likely to need, such as a prep sink, an elegant French press, an electric kettle, glassware, or a small mini fridge for juice. Keep a bowl of fresh fruit and a blender on hand so you can kick off your morning with a refreshing smoothie.
The perfect place to prepare your signature martini with a twist, cocktail bars are a simple addition to any kitchen,, or entertainment space. These bars are perfect for entertaining guests and turning your space into your own little speakeasy. All you need is a bar cart or extra counter space. You can keep your cocktail lounge casual by displaying your prized bottles of liquor or showing off your space with a bar sign. Don’t forget to fully equip the design of your cocktail bar you create with the essentials, including a cocktail shaker, glassware, a fine strainer, and a mixing glass for cocktails . You can even level up with a built-in wine fridge to keep your favorite bottle of red close at hand.
If you’re currently renovating your kitchen, you might consider adding a butler’s pantry. These pantries have grown in popularity over the past few years as an extra space to have storage for equipment, glasses, bulk ingredients, and baking goods that you feel you might not want on display in the main area. Plus, with a built-in fridge, a butler’s pantry offers the perfect space to prep a range of before-dinner drinks and keep your mixers and other ingredients out of the main fridge space.
Who doesn’t love a little extra fridge storage and prepping space? Kitchen mini bars provide just that, offering a place to beverages and more counter space to prepare your drinks. Plus, because your flooring style is already designed to be waterproof, you won’t have to worry about dripping when preparing that Taco Tuesday margarita.