Benefits of an in-home bar!
What is your need for an in-home bar? Do you have a need for something small in your dining room? Adding a small section into your family room? Or do you need a large room to entertain your friends and family in? Do you want to make it kid and family-friendly as well? Or all of the above? Having a designated bar area is perfect for any home when it comes to entertaining but also hanging out and relaxing alone. Some areas to create an entertaining space like a bar in your home would be by your family or living room, especially if you’re entertaining guests in that area of the home, it also adds more character and functionality when welcoming guests.
Fratantoni Design’s luxury home architects have some tips to consider when adding a bar area to your home:
Family Room in-home bar:
If you are someone that likes to have easy access to snacks and beverages while in your family room, a bar might be the perfect addition! There are many ways our custom home architects have incorporated in-home bars into our client’s homes. The bar area does not have to be large and the focal point of the room, but having a statement wall, with either a beautiful backsplash or an elegant-looking mirror will break up the aesthetic of the space. Adding a bar-height counter with barstools gives you and your guests a place to enjoy your snacks and beverages without making a mess!
Another benefit of having an in-home bar in your family room is, it provides more cabinet space for items that would normally be in your kitchen. For example, wine glasses, martini glasses, beverages, and more, can be put in the in-home bar area instead of the kitchen cabinets.
Another room that our Arizona architects frequently see a bar beautifully placed in, is the entertainment room, the perfect way to entertain but also to just relax and hang out.
Entertainment rooms are the perfect space to add an in-home bar. A space that can be completely designed around the mood you want whether it be, dark and moody, classy and elegant, or fun and playful. As seen below, the French Luxury estate entertainment room has a good deal of counter space to seat guests at the bar top. Our luxury architects were able to create an indoor/outdoor space that allows the homeowners and guests to enjoy the bar both in the entertainment room and on the patio. The French Luxury bar has an aesthetic that catches your eye and sets the mood for the space.
Another room that is the perfect space for an in-home bar is a dining room or hallway which minimizes walking back and forth to the kitchen!
Dining Room in-home bar:
Often, our luxury home architects see the addition of adding a large floor-to-ceiling wine rack, or even a stand-alone cabinet to add storage for your favorite wines. Depending on the size of your dining room you could add a beautiful piece of furniture that would work as storage and counter space to make your favorite martini. With easy accessibility, a dining room in-home bar does not take you away from entertaining! Such as the dining room below that has a wine room that doubles as a lounge area for homeowners and guests to sit and relax.