It is the time of year when all you can think about is the pleasures of life and the up and coming holidays. When you think about it, there is hardly anything as fantastic as this time of year – all the fun, Christmas decorations, rosy cheeks and noses from your little ones and snow angels in the snowy lawn outside your front door! Your family is together, everyone celebrates and enjoys the spirit of the winter holidays and treats them with high quality food and wine. Still, when you look around your house you notice that something is missing – a home bar!
Some homemade ideas
Is it too late to have a built-in? Obviously not! In fact, the moment you feel it is time to treat your beautiful home with an elegant, sophisticated interior is the moment you should have it installed!
Wine bars give the room they are in that oozes refinement and charm. In addition, if placed in the living room or kitchen, they are close to the action so that the host can both socialize with the guests and cook and serve fantastic drinks. Having a bar as part of your interior is quite bohemian, so make sure it looks absolutely amazing!
If you are a craftsman, you can build the bar yourself or entrepreneurs and professionals can.
A good thing about having a built-in bar is that you don't have to have a large indoor space at your disposal. The width of a single cabinet is enough to make a built-in bar look fantastic. If you have a limited space, you can experiment with pocket doors hidden in the wall. They will still be good beverage holders but will not take up space when not in use.
If you are not space constrained, it probably means you want to do something big. You should know that, the bigger the field – the more cost it will take to make it right. Hiring professionals such as interior designers, architects or contractors to build it can cost you a lot. Don't forget to hire a plumber for a sink and an ice maker, a tray plate to install a backsplash, a carpenter to build custom cabinets, an electrician to add outlets for refrigerators and other appliances, and of course – a painter to provide the finishing after that the hammer is ready.
How long does it take to get a built-in bar?
If you wonder how long it would take to have a built-in bar, experts say it all depends on the size and complexity of the payout. If you plan to do something big and tricky, expect the project to take a few months or more. But if you want a simple design, it doesn't take more than a month.
How about the cost?
As with all home improvement projects, it is understood that the price depends on the complexity of the project. You will receive expert advice on what types of materials to use, surface treatments and everything else you need and it is up to you to decide how much you want to invest in the whole thing. Don't forget that you have to pay for labor for people working on this project. Expect a sum of about $ 9,000,000 – and that's if walls don't need to be moved and there's an existing niche where the bar can be placed.
How about materials?
As I said before, you will get advice from the people you have hired on what type of material to use. Before choosing anything, consult with professionals about how high maintenance these materials are. Usually, the higher the price of something, the more you need a babysitter. Remember that not all cheaper materials are poor or lack quality. After all, you want a material that is easy to clean and something that will not stain. You also don't want something that gives you headaches every time you make a wine, lemon, lime or other stain. Remember, you are building this bar to enjoy your sweet white wine, tequila, red wine, whiskey … and don't worry too much!
No matter how enthusiastic you are about building a bar yourself, you should always consult a professional on the way to do it. The last thing you need is to start a project hot and finally touch it all!