Does A Wet Bar Add Value To A Home

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Does A Wet Bar Add Value To A Home

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo lynninnewmexico Those pices are fantastic for illustrating brilliantly the Ins & Outs of wet bars, LWO!! When we had this home built 19 years ago, we nixed our builder’s idea for a wet bar in the dining room, as it was right around the corner from the kitchen. Glad we did. We did have a separate bar sink put in the kitchen then, but ended up thinking that it was a wasted space. When we gutted and redid the kitchen a few years ago, we did away with the bar sink and built a dry bar areain a different location instead. I do agree that a wet bar, tastefully done, could be an asset in your main entertainment area to dump out used drinks if not convenient to your kitchen. You could also just use a plastic trash can, though. Lynn Like Bookmark January 9, 2012 at 12:02PM

Does A Wet Bar Add Value To A Home

lynninnewmexico Those pices are fantastic for illustrating brilliantly the Ins & Outs of wet bars, LWO!! When we had this home built 19 years ago, we nixed our builder’s idea for a wet bar in the dining room, as it was right around the corner from the kitchen. Glad we did. We did have a separate bar sink put in the kitchen then, but ended up thinking that it was a wasted space. When we gutted and redid the kitchen a few years ago, we did away with the bar sink and built a dry bar areain a different location instead. I do agree that a wet bar, tastefully done, could be an asset in your main entertainment area to dump out used drinks if not convenient to your kitchen. You could also just use a plastic trash can, though. Lynn Like Bookmark January 9, 2012 at 12:02PM

Does A Wet Bar Add Value To A Home

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lynninnewmexico Those pices are fantastic for illustrating brilliantly the Ins & Outs of wet bars, LWO!! When we had this home built 19 years ago, we nixed our builder’s idea for a wet bar in the dining room, as it was right around the corner from the kitchen. Glad we did. We did have a separate bar sink put in the kitchen then, but ended up thinking that it was a wasted space. When we gutted and redid the kitchen a few years ago, we did away with the bar sink and built a dry bar areain a different location instead. I do agree that a wet bar, tastefully done, could be an asset in your main entertainment area to dump out used drinks if not convenient to your kitchen. You could also just use a plastic trash can, though. Lynn

Does A Wet Bar Add Value To A Home

Those pices are fantastic for illustrating brilliantly the Ins & Outs of wet bars, LWO!! When we had this home built 19 years ago, we nixed our builder’s idea for a wet bar in the dining room, as it was right around the corner from the kitchen. Glad we did. We did have a separate bar sink put in the kitchen then, but ended up thinking that it was a wasted space. When we gutted and redid the kitchen a few years ago, we did away with the bar sink and built a dry bar areain a different location instead. I do agree that a wet bar, tastefully done, could be an asset in your main entertainment area to dump out used drinks if not convenient to your kitchen. You could also just use a plastic trash can, though. Lynn

Does A Wet Bar Add Value To A Home

If you enjoy entertaining often, you might want to add a wet bar to your home. It should be installed where you’ll host most of the time. Sometimes, that’s next to the kitchen. Other times, your wet bar is located in a rec room, great room, library, office or even in your outdoor space. Whichever location works best for you, ensure that you tie it in with the overall style of the space and design it to meet your most frequent entertaining needs. Here are some sensible-style strategies to get your wet bar planning started.More: 20 Essentials for the Home Bar

Does A Wet Bar Add Value To A Home

GardenWeb Topics / Home Forums / Home Decorating Wet Bars – Are they ‘out’? snaupalJanuary 9, 2012 We are considering installing a wet bar during our upcoming first floor renovation. However, when I was chatting with a local realtor about this, she said that wet bars are going out of style and most new construction upper price homes aren’t being with them anymore. We are wine drinkers, and wouldn’t use the wet bar except for entertaining, so I’m wondering if we should just convert the space to a “dry” bar with a wine fridge and save some money on plumbing and fixtures. Has anyone else heard/seen this trend? I’m in NJ. Email Comment92Bookmark1Like

Does A Wet Bar Add Value To A Home

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo mtnrdredux_gw I can see why your realtor would say a “wet bar” is “out”. No doubt she has seen many goofy versions of wet bars (which for some reason brought out a lot of particularly creative/whacko decor ideas from people with no talent). When we bought our house we chuckled at the prevalence of wet bars. One for the DR, one in the office, and one by the pool. The PO were a childless older couple who entertained a lot and seemed to need to always be within arms length of a martini. We kept only the poolside one. I do not think tons of people feel “ooh, I really need a wet bar!”. But I also think almost any feature can be done tastefully — if you really feel you need more than a wine fridge. The popularity of wine over mixed drinks has made wet bars seem quaint. Like Bookmark January 9, 2012 at 3:48PM

Does A Wet Bar Add Value To A Home

mtnrdredux_gw I can see why your realtor would say a “wet bar” is “out”. No doubt she has seen many goofy versions of wet bars (which for some reason brought out a lot of particularly creative/whacko decor ideas from people with no talent). When we bought our house we chuckled at the prevalence of wet bars. One for the DR, one in the office, and one by the pool. The PO were a childless older couple who entertained a lot and seemed to need to always be within arms length of a martini. We kept only the poolside one. I do not think tons of people feel “ooh, I really need a wet bar!”. But I also think almost any feature can be done tastefully — if you really feel you need more than a wine fridge. The popularity of wine over mixed drinks has made wet bars seem quaint. Like Bookmark January 9, 2012 at 3:48PM

mtnrdredux_gw I can see why your realtor would say a “wet bar” is “out”. No doubt she has seen many goofy versions of wet bars (which for some reason brought out a lot of particularly creative/whacko decor ideas from people with no talent). When we bought our house we chuckled at the prevalence of wet bars. One for the DR, one in the office, and one by the pool. The PO were a childless older couple who entertained a lot and seemed to need to always be within arms length of a martini. We kept only the poolside one. I do not think tons of people feel “ooh, I really need a wet bar!”. But I also think almost any feature can be done tastefully — if you really feel you need more than a wine fridge. The popularity of wine over mixed drinks has made wet bars seem quaint.

I can see why your realtor would say a “wet bar” is “out”. No doubt she has seen many goofy versions of wet bars (which for some reason brought out a lot of particularly creative/whacko decor ideas from people with no talent). When we bought our house we chuckled at the prevalence of wet bars. One for the DR, one in the office, and one by the pool. The PO were a childless older couple who entertained a lot and seemed to need to always be within arms length of a martini. We kept only the poolside one. I do not think tons of people feel “ooh, I really need a wet bar!”. But I also think almost any feature can be done tastefully — if you really feel you need more than a wine fridge. The popularity of wine over mixed drinks has made wet bars seem quaint.

pricklypearcactus Exactly what live_wire_oak said. If the bar is designed well, fits with the style of the home and the purpose of the room, go for it. My 1970s house used to have a wet bar room: a tiny room with a door and a sink and a pass-through into the family room with a counter. While when we bought we were intrigued by the perceived “cool factor” of a home with a wet bar, after moving in, we realized the space was not functional. There was no fridge for beverage storage and it was difficult to access the room because you had to go through a door which needed to remain closed in order to allow access to the beverage fridge (in the garage) and the powder room. I closed off the room to make it a pantry / storage area as part of a laundry room / mud room and powder room remodel. I relocated the plumbing to a wall in my family room and intend to build a wet bar out of cabinetry (with a sink and wine or beverage fridge) in keeping with live_wire_oak’s “In” pictures. I intend to use the sink for washing glasses (stored in cabinetry above) or filled with ice as a beverage cooler. If we entertained more and/or had more space, a dishwasher (maybe dishwasher drawer?) could be nice as well.

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