How to Build a Mini Bar at Home?

It is undeniable that having your own private bar in the house is a great home improvement. Guests and friends will be impressed and your home will instantly be a venue for social occasions. It is very easy to put up your own mini bar. In fact it only requires basic assembly and carpentry skills. But you won’t be able to create a stylish high quality mini bar if you do not plan on it first. Here are some things to consider if you are looking for tips on how to build a mini bar.

It’s all about the location
In building your own private mini bar, you should first measure the entire floor area of the room. After this you should visualize the length and the size of the mini bar furniture and the additional items you will add such as refrigerators, seats etc. In building your own private mini bar, you should first measure the entire floor area of the room. After this you should visualize the length and the size of the mini bar furniture and the additional items you will add such as refrigerators, seats etc. Pay attention to what kind of lighting you will be using and where you will place it.

Minibar for small houses

Budget and Purchasing
Your budget is the most important factor when you are planning to build a mini bar. The type of materials of the furniture, lighting, additional equipment and many more will depend on your budget. A quality private mini-bar does not necessarily mean high end materials.

If you have a large amount of money to spend you can save yourself from the work and just visit a furniture store to buy the bar counter. Look for a design that fits your taste and the area of your house. There are some designs that cost more than their actual value. Check the furniture’s material and make, if it is not sturdy enough go search for another. That goes the same with everything you purchase. Always be sure that every item is worth your money.

Hotel style minibar

If you don’t have a large budget, it’s not a problem. With a little work and time, you can construct your own mini-bar furniture. And since you’ll be the one to do the carpentry, you can add your own personal touch to its design. To have ideas, browse online sites. If you are lucky you may find a site that provides step by step instructions and blueprints. It doesn’t require a large amount of money to have a high-quality mini-bar. Don’t forget to buy bar utensils like shakers, strainers, glasses etc. It is not necessary to buy the fancy ones, the ones available in your department store will do.

Finish it off
Arrange everything the way you have visualized it. Add some details to further improve the ambience of your mini-bar. It would be nice to have a good sound system installed (or the same used in the home theater) to further enhance the mood in your mini-bar.

Be sure to carefully do these suggested tips on how to build a mini bar and you will surely accomplish a good job.

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Nilda Nora

I love writing about interior design.