This convenient wet bar features sleek white cabinets and a stainless steel countertop, similar to those featured in the home's kitchen. A coffee maker and wine cooler provide easy access to beverages, while a lime green "be" sign adds a pop of color.
The transformation of this rustic barn into a music/entertainment space provides a place for family and guests to gather. The lounge features comfortable sofas, occasional seating and a massive stone fireplace that inspires listeners to relax with a cool beverage that is easily ordered from the adjacent bar.
Instead of opening and closing a big, old, clunky, plastic cooler at the tailgate party, pack a wheel barrel in the back of the truck, wheel it a few feet away from the truck, and then fill it with ice and beverages. This will also free up valuable space in the back for serving food or offering guests more spots to sit and relax.
The wall of the raised hot tub in this backyard pool acts as a bar counter, which also features a built-in stainless steel beverage center to keep drinks cool and easily at hand. The mosaic tile spillway cascades from the hot tub down to the pool.
Pool parties are a great way to cool off on a hot day, but ensuring that everyone enjoys themselves without overdoing it can require a bit of planning ahead. Guests may forget to bring pool necessities like a towel, sunscreen, goggles and ear plugs, so it's best to have several on hand along with plenty of iced beverages.
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.
After giving thought to the cabinets' exterior, turn some attention to their intended use and interior features. "It used to be that we would place cabinetry in the room and make it functional," says Al. "Now every cabinet has a purpose." There are pullout drawers for pots and pans, oversize drawers for baking sheets and even high-tech under-counter cooling drawers that keep beverages and snacks within easy reach. Accessories like lazy Susans, built-in spice racks, drawer organizers and other cabinet extras make the kitchen a much more efficient and enjoyable place. Photo courtesy of GE Monogram
Give summer’s favorite thirst quencher a refreshing twist by adding mint sprigs to your pitcher. Just add washed mint stems to a pitcher of lemonade, and let it sit at least 30 minutes. Strain before serving—or not. Serve over ice in tall glasses garnished with a mint stem and lemon wedge. Mint also blends well with iced tea and makes a cooling herb water. To maximize mint flavor, before adding leaves to your brew, crush them slightly to release essential oils. Bruised edges will brown, but it won’t harm your beverage. Simply strain leaves before serving.