Many homeowners dream of adding a home bar to their remodeled spaces. In the 28+ years our Team has been remodeling homes, we’ve added many bars, lounges & even some wine cellars! Why? Because they’re fun, functional and make entertaining a breeze, plus, they look cool to have in your home.
A bar space can be added to almost any room in your home. Kitchens, dining areas, dens, home offices, man caves and basements are obvious choices, but we’ve also added them to patios, sunrooms and even garages. They don’t all have to include alcohol either, why not make a convenient beverage station for the whole family? All you need are a counter, glasses and a mini-fridge to keep everyone’s drinks cold and ready.
If you love to entertain friends and family, have kids that are always on the hunt for something tasty to drink, or collect and appreciate wine, bourbon and spirits, we have ideas for you!
Need Inspiration? You can add a dry bar at the end of a kitchen counter or kitchen island, or a wet bar as stand-alone cabinetry in any room of your home. As you can see from the photos below, we have installed all types of them in many different rooms.
Benefits of Wet Bar vs Dry Bar
Dry Bar – Basic features include workspace & storage.
- Can be located in almost any area of the home
- Conveniently mix & serve drinks
- Doesn’t need to take up much space
- Doesn’t require plumbing to be added
- Creates storage for liquor bottles, mixers, glasses, snacks, and supplies
- Shelves to display favorite liquors and glassware
- Bonus is having a mini-fridge keeps drinks and mixers cold, but not a necessity
Wet Bar – Features include all that of a dry bar but also incorporates a water source.
- A sink with running water for mixing and cleaning
- An ice maker
- Kegerator or tap
We would be remiss if we didn’t also mention wine cellars! A specialized space for entertaining and sharing your best bottle with family & friends. Wine cellars take bars to a whole new level. These customized spaces include all of the above plus, temperature and humidity controls, tasting tables, and plenty of shelving & racks for storage. Wine enthusiasts and collectors can spend a good deal of time in these rooms admiring and sampling their collections.
Cheers! While a dry bar, wet bar, or wine cellar isn’t a must-have part of most remodeling plans, it is an option you won’t regret adding to your home. With the proper placement and the perfect design plan, you’ll be spending more time with family and entertaining.
Are you ready to add a home bar or beverage station? The Cleary Company’s Remodel-Design-Build Team in Columbus, Ohio are the renovation experts ready to collaborate with you to find the right plan for you, your family and your home. Contact us today to get started on your next home remodeling project!