If you saw my recent post on how to welcome your guests in style, you know that a house bar location can do wonders for offering your business with delicious beverages. And we’re not just speaking alcoholic beverages! Some sparkling water with a twist of lemon is a tasty way to soothe the parched throats of your guests. Whether or not you have a bar area built into the design of your home or you set out a simple tray of bar essentials, maintaining a couple of beverages and accessories in stock is effectively worth the time, specifically if you’re a individual who enjoys entertaining. These days we show you the fundamentals…
Let’s start with an thought that absolutely everyone can get on board with: the bar tray. When it comes to displaying beverages, how significantly you set out is entirely up to you. Some individuals favor to show off their glasses while maintaining the alcohol behind closed doors. Similarly, some enjoy placing sparkling water and citrus fruit exactly where guests can see it, then choosing only one particular or two unique bottles of liquor for display. What you set out will rely on your space, as effectively as your private preferences. [from Lonny]
Sparkling water and soda on a bar tray
Don’t overlook that your bar tray can be a beginning point… Overflow is okay! The bar tray below holds favourite liquor essentials, as properly as a vase of greenery. Drinking glasses are kept to the side, becoming a portion of this tabletop’s decor. [from Lonny]
Eclectic bar show
Of course, when entertaining, your bar tray could grow to be a “bar spread,” taking over a surface-top, as shown below in this collection of beverage-themed goods from Crate & Barrel. Ample space is important, so designate a space in your property as a serving location for gatherings. You can even encourage guests to mix their own drinks!
Barware on a surface top
Now is not the time to be shy! Let your bar region reflect the decor of your space. This sophisticated spread features gorgeous bottles, silver barware, decadent nibbles and interesting artifacts. Your bar space has the power to set the mood for your gathering. We’d say this a single ranks higher in the class division! [from Lonny]
Sophisticated bar region
Bar carts give much more storage space than bar trays, and most of the time they’re mobile (which can be handy for parties)! Let’s take a appear at the goodies on the Porter Bar Cart from CB2, shown beneath. Hmmm…. We see glasses filled with delicious beverages, a pitcher holding a cocktail, an ice bucket, fresh fruit, a wine bucket, snacks and a lot more. How do you know what to display? It depends on what you need to have access to most. For instance, when it’s celebration time, hold the drinks you’re serving on the leading shelf, along with ice so guests can take care of their personal refills…
Wooden bar cart
Of course, what you display on your bar cart will depend on whether or not you’re entertaining… Beneath we see the Libations Bar Cart from Crate & Barrel. Note how the prime shelf is utilized for serving, and it perfectly holds products such as ice, lime garnishes, a bottle opener, glasses and a decanter. When guests leave, you could choose to location other products here, from rows of glassware to a vase of flowers.
Stocked bar cart
Don’t overlook that your bar cart can reflect your design and style style! Picking a piece that you adore is important. We’re extended-time fans of the Ernest Chrome Bar Cart from CB2. The Deco-style curves and the shiny metal evoke an earlier time. And a stylish one at that!
Chrome bar cart with Deco style
If you’re lucky adequate to reside in a space with a constructed-in bar, this section is for you! We really like how the space under requires benefit of open shelving, filling the region with strategically placed liquor bottles, as nicely as a collection of glasses overhead. [from S.I.D. Ltd. by way of Houzz]
Built-in bar region and shelving
This modern day rustic bar featured on Lonny includes a variety of glasses, as effectively as a collection of artwork. After all, if your constructed-in bar has plenty of shelving, you have a wonderful decorating chance on your hands…
Contemporary bar with rustic style
We end with a genuine showstopper–a back-lit bar featuring a variety of beverages. In reality, when it comes to blending bar items with backlighting, there’s no better way to let your beverages become the decor. Not to mention, when it’s party time, we envision that guests will surround this space with out fail. [from Specht Harpman]
Home bar with backlighting
Do you entertain with the assist of a bar tray, a bar cart or a built-in bar? Tell us about your beverage-themed hints and ideas by sharing your thoughts beneath…
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