Mini Home Bars

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Mini Home Bars

Mini home bar designs and portable home bars are popular space saving ideas that are practical, simple and inexpensive. A portable home bar design can move with you to any room in your house or outdoor living spaces. The simplicity is wonderful when it offers flexibility and convenience. Mini home bar designs Small home bar design, space saving ideas and portable design solution

Mini Home Bars

Mini home bar designs and portable home bars can be created with small furniture pieces and ideal for decorating small apartments and homes. Simple furniture pieces can be moved to open outdoor living spaces like balconies, porches, terraces, pool patios and sundecks. Miniature home bar design, space saving ideas

Mini Home Bars

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When shopping for the right home bar, be sure to consider the size, features, and style that you need for your space. The size of the piece is important both to ensure that the mini bar is proportional to the space it is placed in, and to provide the right amount of storage for your collection of refreshments.

Mini Home Bars

Bossy’s on the bar four nights a week. That leaves three evenings at home under a high ceiling in Bushwick, Brooklyn, where she tinkers with her favorite lab-like devices, including a hot infusion siphon, refractometer, and dehydrator. “My fiancé”—Jake Lobdell, a restaurant consultant—“is also in the restaurant industry, loves to cook, and basically has given me a lot of toys over the years.”

Mini Home Bars

“This is the back alley,” Bossy says of a booze shelf across the living room from her main collection. “Probably like many bartenders, I have too much of everything. This is my spillover area. This is secondary bottles, extra stuff, unopened bottles, bottles that I’ve been given that maybe I plan to use. I do a little of my own drinking, but most of what I do at home is create cocktails for work. Even if I don’t know I’m working on something, I’ll be experimenting, just kind of having ideas and flavor combinations ready for the next time I have a last-minute cocktail roll-out.”

Mini Home Bars

To make the most of the limited square footage of a New York City apartment, architect Michael K. Chen created a now-you-see-it, now-you-don’t “party wall.” By day all that is visible in the entry of the home is a wall of sleekly lacquered cabinets and drawers. But after dark, in the words of the architect, “the panels open to reveal a full bar with integral refrigeration and tap, and storage in a louche walnut burl with integral LED lighting. A display compartment has another dual personality, flipping from cool and white, to richly burled wood.”

Mini Home Bars

During the renovation of a home in Greenwich, Conn., Anthony DeRosa of DeRosa Builders was able to incorporate a wet bar into the design of the family room without adding on or stealing space from the seating area. “We fit the bar into a little-used closet,” says DeRosa.

Mini Home Bars

Beyond offering a place to mix drinks, a wet bar can play an important design role in a home with an open layout, linking the kitchen workspace with the entertaining areas of the house. Here, designer Amy Darooge used rustic materials to create a coherent style throughout. She chose distressed wood cabinetry, a copper sink and faucet, and “the material on the counter is walnut with a live ledge,” she says.

At her refrigerator, Bossy confesses, “I way overdid the vermouth and bitters collections, but I can’t seem to get away from it.” She sets to work making a Bamboo cocktail. “If I’m drinking for myself, and I’m making it, I’m probably having a Bamboo.” She adds, in a stage whisper, “or Champagne.” Is she always so meticulous, at home, about using tongs for her ice cubes? “No, but you might taste the drink, so my hands shouldn't be on it.”

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