Building The Perfect Home Bar: The Foundation

Sep 18

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When building the perfect cocktail area at home, you first have to start with the foundation. And, when attempting any home design project, you have to ask yourself some questions:

How much space do I have? How many different types of cocktails do I plan to make? Where do I plan to drink, and do I want my bar to be portable? 

These are all questions that will help you determine the perfect bar foundation for you. Some of us are short on counterspace, and may need a portable bar cart or furniture piece. Some of us may not have any space for new furniture, but can make space for the bar on a kitchen countertop. Some of you may want portability, and opt for a bar cart or a tray that you can convert by using a butler stand. Whichever of those people you may be, there are lots of great options out there once you know what you’re looking for.




Clockwise: Arteriors Bar Cabinet: email for ordering info // West Elm Trays: White, Black, Brown // West Elm: Polished Nickel Butler Stand // Arteriors Brass & Glass Barcart: email for ordering info


Up next are the spirits, the tools, and the barware… I’ll help you build the basics so that you’re well on your way to entertaining bliss through the holidays.


3 splendid comments below

  1. Love this post! I just scored the most amazing brass and leather vintage ice bucket and have decided that I now need a bar cart for it. REALLY loving that brass one.

    September 18, 2012 at 6:56 pm Reply
    • Let us know if you want it, Kelly! We can get you pricing if you’re interested…

      September 18, 2012 at 7:23 pm Reply
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