Home bars have been on the rise over the last couple years. And for good reason!

Whether you enjoy entertaining or like to practice a little mixology in your spare time, a bar nook or cabinet can be a great addition to your space. They’re visually appealing, multifunctional, and can be customized to any style.

Here’s how to put together a home bar anyone can enjoy.

Design Your Space

There are a couple of options for a good home bar space. The first is an integrated bar, which is built into your home and may be as small as a single cabinet or as large as a closet. The second is a free-standing unit or set of wall units.

Whichever works best for your home, Closet & Storage Concepts Charlotte can help!

First, you need to decide how much room you want and where you’re going to fit your new home bar. Do you have an awkward nook in your house you can’t use for anything else? An empty closet in the kitchen or living room? Built-in options look fantastic and add value to your home.

If you’re looking for something a little smaller, custom wall units can transform a room and add some extra storage!

Gather Your Supplies

Booze isn’t the only thing that goes into a good bar space. You’ll want to have (and store!) items like glasses, jiggers, a citrus juicer, and other utensils. Limited space? Keep it to the essentials. Wine glasses are versatile options that can serve more than just wine, and a little handheld citrus press will do just as well as a larger appliance.

Citrus peels make great garnishes. So do olives, sugar, and salt. Feeling adventurous and have a little extra room? Add some potted herbs like basil and rosemary, or mint for juleps. Keep a couple of books on cocktails or spirits in with your supplies for a sophisticated touch.

As for the alcohol itself, you don’t need a whole bar’s worth of bottles. A few basic liquors and some mixers will do the trick. Make sure you have common bases like gin and vodka—cherry, if you plan on mixing up the queen city’s signature cocktail. Add some rum and bourbon for other southern staples and you’ve got a setup that will delight a variety of palettes.

Home bar decor

Make a Statement

In larger bar setups, décor items like art or mirrors can make for a truly elegant display. Open shelves can show off beautiful glassware. But you don’t need a large space to make your home bar stand out.

Whether you like things sleek and modern, elegantly vintage, or completely unique, carefully chosen tools can add a little custom flair to a space. A bowl of citrus fruits used for cocktails and garnishes serves double duty as décor. Bottles and glasses can be picked to complement your display. And if you’re looking to really make a visual impact, our custom cabinetry solutions can do that for you!

Choose Custom

Whatever your style, Closet & Storage Concepts of Charlotte can help you bring it to life in your home bar. We offer top-of-the-line materials with a lifetime warranty, and an array of finishes and hardware to suit your fancy.

Contact us today for a free in-home consultation with one of our designers and build a home bar you’ll be proud to show off!

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