The first cocktail burst onto the scene in the 18th century but cocktail parties didn’t become all the rage until two hundred years later.
Since then, we have loved having people over for drinks to share the latest news or simply enjoy a good tipple. The best way to do this, of course, is with your home bar.
If you are a bar enthusiast, you may be looking for some great home bar ideas to spruce up your drinking nook. Well, look no further as we have three great ideas for how you can build yourself a legendary home bar. Read on to find out more.
1. The Piano Bar
When you think of a real classy bar, a piano is often a key feature. Somewhere in the corner, there will be a classical grand piano with a talented player tinkling the ivories. So, when it comes to installing a real showpiece of a home bar, why not combine the two and install a bar inside your grand piano.
It can be easier to do than you may think. A simple conversion can make the piano capable of holding glasses, bottles, and accessories without affecting the piano’s ability to make music.
Accessorize around the piano with some comfortable and suitably classy seating. Install some acrylic counter stools, which will catch the light as your guests enjoy their drinks and the piano music simultaneously.
2. Fish Tank Bar
For a real eye-catching bar piece, there is not much more eye-catching ad beguiling than a large aquarium. Installing a large fish tank as the back wall behind your bar is undoubtedly a legendary step that will get others talking, and it is a fantastic centerpiece for any bar.
If you already have a large aquarium in your home, you could customize your bar around it. A carpenter will be able to install a bar area around a fish tank placed against a wall. They will leave room for you to pour the drinks and feed the fish.
As modern home bar ideas go, this one is a winner. With a bit a well placed RGB lighting, you could have an awe-inspiring home bar space.
3. The Bookcase Bar
If you are looking for more cool home bar ideas on a budget, then this one is for you. You can easily convert large bookshelves into bar spaces with a little bit of carpentry and some well-placed lighting.
Holes designed for books, large and small, make great niches for storing bottles and glasses. A little bit of conversion may be all you need to add some criss-cross storage for wine bottles or some additional hooks to hang glasses from inside the shelves.
Light up the niches with some strip LEDs, and you can repurpose an old bookshelf into a home bar on a small budget. Add some comfortable seating nearby, and you have yourself a very classy-looking home bar.
Try Out These Home Bar Ideas
If you want to bring a little bit of class to your family room or dining room, these small home bar ideas maybe just for you. You don’t have to spend a massive amount if you work with what you already have in your home. Setting up your own home bar could be that easy like using rolling serving cart that adds classic beauty to your home, so why not give it a try?
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- About the Author
Alex Grigoryan is a Professional Home Improvement and Lifestyle Writer. He has been in the industry for over 6 years and has been writing for Chique Home Living since 2019. His work has been featured in prestigious blogs such as Spruce Home, Better Homes & Garden, and more.