Having a built-in bar in your home enables you to provide a better service for your guests. It, not only, adds elegance but also is very useful when it comes to entertaining your company. With a built-in bar, everything you need to prepare drinks for your guests is within your reach and all in one place. If you are thinking about having a bar in your own home, you need to know that there are two types you can build: a wet or a dry bar.
The difference in between the two is actually the sink. A dry bar is a separate counter or furniture that can store all your ingredients and equipment in one place. These can include the glasses, bottles, shakers, napkins or any other accessories that are needed. The height of the bar is usually the same as a counter and may even include cabinets, racks, shelves and even a mini-fridge.
A wet bar, on the other hand, has an additional sink and water drainage system. Home owners usually choose wet bars when the bar is not in or near the kitchen. Having running water when preparing drinks is very handy when it comes to cleaning up any spills or stains. Wet bars also may include what dry bars have such as cabinets, shelves and/or racks.
You can have a bar in anywhere you would like. It can be inside or outside of your home. It all depends on where you would want to entertain your company. Below are some places that you may consider for your bar:
If your house is large enough, you can have a freestanding or a built in corner bar in your entertainment area. You can even add some seats. If your house is not that large but you still want to have a bar, you can try a bar that is actually a pantry but can turn into a dry bar or a simple bar chart that can easily be moved. It is always better to have a larger built in wet bar with all accessories at your reach if you have enough space and budget. For the countertop of the bar, you can go with a natural stone such as a marble or granite for both a classic and a modern look. Terra Granite’s White Galaxy Granite especially looks very elegant for a bar of your selection.
If you are out of space inside the house and want to try the new trend of outdoor kitchens, an outdoor bar will be a better option for you. Many outdoor kitchens include a dry or a wet bar. The same options are true for an outdoor bar as for the inside bars. If you have the space and the budget, it is better to go full with running water, separate area, cabinets, a mini-fridge and even some lighting. You can try Terra Granite’s Sahara Noir Porcelain countertop for a modern outdoor bar that is affordable to almost all budgets.
If having a separate outdoor area is too fancy and your house does not have enough space, you can even try a bar built inside of your garage. The best thing about it is that you can decorate it the way you want and can even have a specific theme. You can design it in any ways you’d like since you do not have to think about matching the décor with your actual house. And if you really want to have it all, you can have a water drainage system for running water and even have a bathroom for your guests to use. It can become a separate entertainment area that meets all your needs to entertain your company.
For more personalized areas, you can have a bar for your she-shed or man cave. A wet bar would be ideal for both since the bars will not be inside the kitchen area. Depending on how you would like to decorate, the designs would differ greatly in both areas. A man cave is more likely to have a cozy atmosphere with, maybe, a pool table and stools. You can have dim lighting and even a surround sound system. Since the atmosphere is more like to be dim, it is better to choose a lighter countertop.
As for a she shed bar, you can have a lively atmosphere in which you can entertain your guests especially in the summer. A key point is to choose a theme and work around it. You can even have the patio for extra seating and lighting up to set a better mood.
In both cases Super White Quartzite wouldbe among the many ideal options that Terra Granite offers. You can always check out our showroom in Houston, Texas or visit our website at www.terragranite.com to have more ideas.
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