Guest blog by: Danielle Hegedus from Modernize.com
Sure, it’s fun to hit up your favorite bar, especially with the rise of so many talented mixologists making speciality cocktails that knock your socks off. Sometimes you like to keep it simple though—a glass of wine, home-brewed beer, a great old-fashioned. Enjoy a low-key, affordable evening that doesn’t involve hanging out on the couch in your pajamas. Modernize is here to help you create your very own home bar that makes your homemade cocktail feel like a special treat and encourages friends to gather at your home. You’ll save money and won’t have to worry about a ride home, and you get to be the DJ!
Add Some Nostalgia to Your Next Party
Have you noticed that 70’s motif is starting to look like the future in “The Jetsons?” Either way, this is the ultimate party pad. A kitchen island provides a great surface for making drinks and putting out platters of food. A nearby oven keeps snacks warm, and a sink and dishwasher will keep everyone’s glasses fresh. A range of seating means that your guests will be able to spread out to enjoy games, great conversation, and maybe even some dancing. This just could be your own personal speakeasy.
Make Drinking Into an Art!
If you are limited on space, but looking for high style and multi-functionality, think about this built-in bar that is also a stunning wall sculpture. Beautiful woodwork conceals the bar until you need it. This stealth bar may just make you feel like James Bond.
Host the Best Ladies’ Night in Town
This bar pulls off a subtle feminine feel that won’t leave you stuck with pink drinks all night. The built-in lighting in the bar combined with candles and lamps creates a warm, sexy feel, even during the day. The gold finishes on the window, stools, lamps, and counters pull this corner unit together, making it feel like its own room. Simple shelves in the back provide easy access to inventory and a place to display cherished finds.
You Don’t Need a Wine Cellar to Be a Wine Enthusiast
This converted pantry provides ample room for storing your wine collection and great visibility to make finding the perfect bottle to complement your meal or celebrate a special occasion simple. A small programmable wine cooler keeps white wine and champagne ready for guests. Horizontal shelves make the most of the room’s’ storage potential and allow you to display beautiful glassware.
Revamp Your Grandparent’s Bar Cart
If you are short on room for a bar, utilize a bar cart. Upgrade the old fashioned silver cart that looks like it could just as easily carry cafeteria trays by thinking outside of the box—or in this case, inside the box! Search antique stores and flea markets to repurpose a great chest of drawers or even a television (pictured) to create a functional bar that will have your guests enamored.