Home Bars Buying Guide
Bar Furniture for Every Room of Your Home
Bar furniture doesn't need to be restricted to the bar. Today's modern lifestyle embraces the casual feeling that bar furniture has. Most of us have heard of home bars, pub table and bar stools, but what exactly is bar furniture? Bar furniture refers to any type of furniture such that would traditionally be used in a bar setting. This includes pub sets, bar stools, wine racks and wine cabinets.
Global Furniture USA Corner Home Bar Unit in Black and Silver
With more and more people opting to stay home and entertain, bar furniture has become a popular and economical way to entertain in style while making the rooms of your home more practical and functional. You don't need to be a serious wine collector to enjoy these pieces as they have been designed to fit into almost any room of the house.
No longer are there any set rules as to what can be used where. Be creative! However, if it is the first time you are purchasing any type of bar furniture for your living space, it is good to have some idea what is available, how to integrate it seamlessly into your décor and where in your home it will be most useful.
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Bar Furniture for the Dining Room
Steve Silver Company Bello Granite Wine Rack Server
Today's dining tables are offered in pub height for a more casual take on the classic dining table. Remember that if you choose a pub height table, you will also need pub height barstools. Try an espresso pub set for a modern look or go for the timeless appeal of metal.
Storage in the dining room is always a top priority. Try a rustic wood piece that does double duty like a buffet or server with integrated wine rack that offers a country look. Wine servers offer plenty of storage for a modest wine collection as well as a ton of room for all the rest of your entertaining essentials.
Resembling a cross between a china cabinet and a hide-a-bar, a wine bar console is exceptionally versatile since it can hold a number of different types of bottles and can include features such as a glassware rack.
Bar Furniture for the Living Room or Family Room
Hillsdale Classic Large Oak Wrap Around Home Bar
The home bar is generally one of the larger types of wine furniture, although both portable and compact versions are available. By adding some bar stools to a home bar, you can create a “pub” atmosphere in your own home. When setting up your home bar, throw in an Irish pub or sports theme to create an instant party atmosphere. A swing open or folding bar is perfect for the small living or family room.
The armoire-like hide-a-bar affords you the convenience of a home bar and the luxury of hiding it from view when it’s not in use. Try a corner bar to make the most of an unused corner. A deep finish like black or cherry adds sophistication to your entertaining space.
Wine towers are ideal for living rooms or family rooms because it allows you to keep a small selection of wines within reach, making entertaining simpler.
A wine cabinet is a good fit for social environments like the living room or family room, because it is designed to hold wine, spirits and even non-alcoholic beverages.
Bar Furniture for the Kitchen and Hallway
Winsome Basics Butcher Block Kitchen Cart in Solid Natural Beachwood
A wine console table is especially useful in smaller sized homes, where you can get the most out of your front hallway by having someplace to put your keys or purse when you come home. But it is also an ideal way to display your wine collection while making visitors feel welcome.
Wine carts take entertaining to the next level. Because they are on wheels, they are not restricted to one room. And since they are designed to be portable, wine carts are typically more compact than other kinds of bar furniture making them the ideal choice for small spaces. Some wine carts can do double duty as a breakfast bar so be sure to think carefully about your needs before purchasing.
Bars for the Outdoors
Crosley Furniture Palm Harbor 3 Piece Outdoor Wicker Bar Set
There is no need to keep all the fun indoors. An outdoor bar is perfect for entertaining on your backyard or patio. Or try a contemporary outdoor pub table that is pub height with matching outdoor bar stools for a coordinated look. If saving space is a consideration, a modular unit or folding bar might be the right choice for you.
No matter what you are looking for, Cymax has a large selection of bar furniture with discount prices and free shipping on most.