What's cooler than a cooler? A galvanized metal bucket, of course. Fill one with ice and bottles of your favorite brews or sodas. Another party perk? It's easy to see when supplies are dwindling, so you can stay on top of restocking duties.
This outdoor kitchen features a handy built-in beverage center, complete with a storage shelf, a sink, a removable bamboo cutting board, a storage drawer, a wine glass holder, halogen lights, a covered heavy-duty blender, an insulated ice drawer and two condiment holders.
In this contemporary kitchen, a beverage center houses double ovens, liquor storage, a second sink and a pull-out coffee service located behind the lift-up appliance garage. When the coffee supplies are not in use, the door keeps them neatly concealed.
As seen on HGTV's hit show Elbow Room, Chip and his team of designers created an attic home gym for the Perez family who felt they missed out on time with each other while they all were exercising. This room will bring the whole family together with something for everyone. To keep the family cool, Chip and his team installed a giant fan. They also installed this beverage cart to keep the gym rats hydrated as they exercise.
Keep what you need for entertaining on your deck or patio handy with this White Outdoor Beverage Table from Horchow. Handcrafted of a lightweight concrete/resin mix, it gives you a place to rest a tray of drinks and includes a rounded indent that can hold fruit, river stones or beverages on ice.
Designers created a custom beverage bar with light gray cabinets to complement the interior doors. Above the cabinets is a chalk board wall that adds a touch of trendy pizzaz, while the live edge, reclaimed wood shelves add rustic charm to the space.
A tall cabinet cleverly hides a deluxe coffee and tea station, including an espresso machine with plumbing (no need to venture away for water). And there's also additional storage for countertop appliances and bulkier kitchen items like colanders.
A beverage storage area is a brilliant use of space in this transitional kitchen. Glass upper cabinets showcase stemware while a built-in wine rack is a functional and beautiful way to store bottles. Side-by-side fridges allow ample space to keep any drink of choice chilled and at the ready.
If you have a bit more room to play with, the wet bar offers the opportunity to incorporate extra refrigeration, a second sink and even a recycling center. Designer Nathan J. Reynolds fit all this and more into this project. “This wet bar was designed with entertaining in mind,” he says. “The top refrigerator drawer is perfect for storing cold water, soda, beer — even juice boxes for the kids. The bottom freezer drawer makes ice and is great for chilling glasses and liquor. Fill the sink up with ice and display the beverages offered to guests for the evening. The far right drawer is handy for bottle openers, napkins and bar utensils for the bartender. Below the drawer is a recycling center pull-out with trash and recycling for the empty bottles. The countertop space is generous for displaying beverages and making your favorite cocktail.”
A bright, intimate room adjacent to the dining room at the San Francisco Decorator Showcase 2015 serves as a salon for tea, beverages or small social gatherings. Alison Davin of Jute selected a counter-height wood and metal bar as a spot to offer beverage service or fill in as a food buffet for larger gatherings.