Are you thinking about adding an in-home bar but aren’t sure what you need for a great setup? Thankfully, you’re in the right place. Keidel has great options and additions for your home bar. Considerations to think about before starting your project: lighting, space, will it be a wet bar, and any appliances you’ll need. Let’s start with the essentials.
You’ll need counter and storage space first and foremost. Cabinets and counters are essential to your bar, but you have to take into consideration how much room is available to you. This will directly impact how large your bar can be. Any sized bar will have at least one cabinet and a little bit of counter space but if you don’t have much room you can do a cabinet base with a counter and open shelving above for bottles. The most common type of counter is granite because of its beauty and non-porousness while cabinets can vary greatly in color, wood, and style.
Wet bars are for those that are wanting the full bar experience in their home. You’ll need a bar sink and faucet if you are serious about making mixed or blended beverages. So, what is a wet bar? Wet bars have a sink for easy cleaning. They are great if your bar is on a different floor than your kitchen or outside. Bar sinks are a little different than your normal sink in size, they are smaller. Bar faucets don’t have the usual height or pull-down capabilities because the sinks are smaller.
Is your space cool and casual or bright and upbeat? The lighting in your bar can make all the difference for your bar’s atmosphere. Under cabinet lighting, pendants, and track lights all have a specific purpose and type of light they give off. You can mix these to get the right type of light for you. Bear in mind if you have a lot of natural light you might not have to have many artificial lights. Our lighting specialists are able to help you decide which types of lights and how many you’ll need.
If you’re going for a full bar experience there are certain appliances that elevate your bar to the next level. Beverage centers or wine coolers to store your alcohol and mixers, ice makers for those blended drinks and long-island iced teas, and the ultimate, a beer dispenser. Check out our showroom site for all of our appliances and read more about beer dispensers in this blog post.
If you are ready to get started on your home bar project, give us a call. We have designers and specialists on-hand to help you choose cabinets, countertops, lighting, and plumbing fixtures for an amazing bar. Book an in-person or virtual appointment today.