Master the Art of Mixology: 5 Expert Tips for Crafting Your Own Home Bar

Craft Your Own Cocktail Haven: Expert Tips for Building the Ultimate Home Bar
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May 27, 2023

The events of 2020 have had a significant impact on many businesses, resulting in both permanent and temporary closures of beloved local spots, such as the corner bar. The bar has always been a popular place to socialize with friends, enjoy sports, and unwind after a long day at work. Enter: the home bar. 

With the extra time at home, many homeowners have taken on home improvement projects. One great idea is to add or improve a home bar. Even small changes can make a big difference. Here are some tips on creating the perfect aesthetic:

1. Moody Atmosphere 

Create a moody atmosphere by painting an unused nook with a dark, masculine color. Think of the old speakeasy with dark wood and soft lighting.

2. Lounge-Style Ambiance 

If your space permits, create a lounge-style ambiance with barstools or a bistro set. A black or wood finish will emphasize the feel of a bar.

3. Stock Up on Bar Tools and Ingredients 

Stock up on the right tools and ingredients. Retailers offer a variety of styles for items such as shakers, muddlers, and corkscrews, among others. Don’t forget to have the necessary alcohol and mixers.

4. Showcase Your Home Bar Style 

Showcase your style with open glass shelving. Show off your lowball cocktail glasses. Displaying the liquor bottles themselves instead of decanters is a great way to save money.

5. Get a Bar Cart 

Consider getting a bar cart if you don’t have extra space for your bar. It not only suits your style but also allows you to go where the party is.

If you’ve finished your weekend to-do list, consider spending some time creating a home bar. With some creativity and attention to detail, you can entertain in style, even if it’s just for you.