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Creating A Simple Home Bar

by ML Meade 01/06/2019

A home bar is one thing that most adults should have in their homes. Even if you’re not a drinker yourself, you should have something on hand to offer guests when they come over for an evening of food and conversation. You’ll need the right setup, the right tools, and the right recipes handy to have the perfect home bar. Whether you have a bar already or are looking to build your own, we have all the tips that you’ll need as a rookie bartender.  


The Essentials


You’ll need quite a few essentials in your home bar including but not limited to:


  • Glasses
  • Bitters
  • Bar tools
  • Recipe books
  • Spirits
  • Mixers
  • Garnishes

Find The Right Surface To Transform Into A Bar


You can easily transform any table, sideboard, or cart into a bar. If the vessel that you’re using has a drawer, that’s even better. You can keep all of your bottles, glasses, decanters, and openers in one convenient place. It’s not bad if you can’t fit all of your supplies in one place. Less used items can be stored in the pantry. 


You can even use a simple bookshelf to store all of your bar supplies. Transform any bookcase from “boring bookshelf” to home bar in no time. You can arrange the shelving by category, giving each shelf a purpose. You can keep spirits on one shelf, glasses on another shelf, tools on another, and recipe books on another shelf. 


Does Your Home Have An Actual Bar Built-In?


Many homes actually have bars built in, but people rarely use them because they feel inexperienced in using the bar tools of the trade. Whether you have a full wet bar or a simpler dry bar, keep all of the essentials there. You’ll need:


  • Bar towel
  • Trash can
  •  Glasses
  • Decanter
  • Bar spoon
  • Strainer
  • Shaker
  • Access to ice
  • Juice
  • Sodas
  • Juicer
  • Limes
  • Lemons
  • Jigger
  • Simple Syrup
  • Old fashioned glass
  • Peeler
  • Mesh strainer

Location Of The Bar


If you’re setting up a brand new bar, there’s a variety of places that you can put the bar. If you have space in the kitchen, you can add it to a corner right there. Other great places for your bar could be a den or a man cave. Wherever you’ll spend time hanging out with company is a good place to keep your bar. If you have children, you might even consider getting a locking cabinet system for your liquor. You don’t want little hands getting into what they’re not supposed to.  


Setting up your own home bar is something to be proud of. It will be quite the conversation piece when guests come over. You’ll be able to discuss your collection of liquors and see if friends have any recommendations as to what you might add to your selection of liquors. A home bar is an entertaining essential.

About the Author

Author
ML Meade
ML is one of the most well-respected and successful Realtors® in the Marco Island market, often achieving top producer status. Continually taking courses and seminars and achieving additional certifications, ML feels it is important to keep abreast of all the latest trends and information available. Regardless of price point or location, she provides every customer with individualized service and a home buying or selling experience that exceeds expectations. ML receives rave reviews from customers for her knowledge of the current market, technical skills, honesty, professionalism, high-impact marketing techniques, listening and negotiating skills. ML believes that charity begins at home and is a member of many community organizations that raise thousands of dollars for local charities. She co-founded the Marco Island Half Marathon, is a member of the Marco Police Foundation and Certified Emergency Response Team, serves as director of the Marco Island Fire Rescue Foundation and is a member of the Marco Chamber of Commerce and 2010 Leadership Marco. She is also a member of the Marco Island Area Association of REALTORS®, Naples Board of REALTORS®, Florida Association of REALTORS® and National Association of REALTORS®. ML’s awards include the Women’s Council of REALTORS®, 2008-2015 Top Producer, Marco Island Area Association of REALTORS® and the Robbie Clark Award. Designations/Licenses: Accredited Buyer Representative, e-Pro Internet Professional, Graduate REALTOR Institute, Senior Real Estate Specialist (SRES)