Every outdoor retreat needs a few amenities, like a simple DIY bar. A bar like this is easy to stock whether you’re hosting yourself, family or a crowd, and it can also pull double duty as a privacy wall if you place it strategically. To decide other items you might want to include in your retreat, think about how you’ll use it. A meditation retreat calls for cushy pillows and zen-inspired stones, while a spot for an evening sip of wine needs only a comfy seat with wide arms.
Entertain guests in style with this snazzy bar setup. Two leather armchairs offer seating for guests to sip on their cocktails, and a white buffet provides storage and a place to set your drink. Three wall-mounted shelves display glassware and decanters.
What's the perfect vehicle for winter entertaining? A bar cart of course! This affordable, glamorous piece of furniture takes your party to where ever you need it in your living room, dining room or even bedroom.
Create a more functional kitchen pass through by adding a sturdy shelf and barstools. Standard shelf depth (12-16 inches) will provide plenty of space to accommodate an impromptu snack sesh or a kid-sized place-settings when entertaining larger groups!
Bar carts are one of the most versatile pieces you can add to your home. Of all items in this dining space, the bar cart is the one that remains for all three purposes. Here it's outfitted as a drink station and a designated spot for keeping fresh towels within arm's reach as well as bottled water and open storage.
Let guests be part of the process by placing an espresso and cappuccino machine on the beverage station. Guests get to learn something new and can make drinks suited to their individual tastes. The milk-frothing function in the machine makes delicious cappuccinos, lattes and hot chocolate. Add popular garnishes such as marshmallows, flavored syrups and cinnamon sticks to the display.
Dark wood cabinets and bar add an air of luxury in this traditional bar. A silver mantel and a black and white, checked tile floor are stylized touches that create a traditional feel for the bar area while the stainless steel backsplash adds a modern flair.
A stylish wet bar off the formal living room provides relaxed access while entertaining and feels more like a built-in component than a typical bar. Using a tufted bar bench instead of stools adds to the feeling of unassuming complexity and sophistication.
Carved out of a non-functional wall space, an intimate bar and serving area was designed for a family that entertains guests. A mirror wall continues the design from behind the couch while making the space feel bigger. Two ottomans were added for extra seating; they can be tucked away under the serving table when not in use.