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Stay In This Year with a Custom Home Bar

November 7, 2021
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No home feature is more fun than a custom home bar with seating for guests and shelving for glassware. This year, remodel your home to install your own unique home bar with personalized features that align with your character and tastes. Contractors at Gilbert Design Build in Sarasota install custom home bars for homeowners who enjoy entertaining and living the good life.

Unique Design Features

Install unique features that make your home bar truly custom. For example, consider a built-in aquarium to provide something to look at while creating a relaxing atmosphere for guests and family members. Alternatively, work with your contractor to create a bottle cap backsplash with bottle caps from your favorite beers. Or, set the mood with pendant Edison light fixtures. Low lighting makes your custom home bar an attractive space in the evening when the sun goes down and the lights come on. These ideas (among others) can also help make your media room memorable as well if you have one too.

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Custom Shelving

Glassware needs somewhere to go. Your contractor can help you choose custom or semi-custom shelving to match the space and accommodate your glassware. The type of drinks you prefer will impact the kind of glasses you keep on hand. If you drink a lot of wine, take stock of your bottles and choose shelving to accommodate the right number of bottles. Install a stemware rack for wine glasses and lighted glass cabinets to make a display of your glasses and unusual bottles.

Slab Backsplash

Want to create a unified space? Install a slab backsplash that matches your stone counters. Stone is easy to clean, attractive and sophisticated. Talk to your contractor about the stone options available. Granite was once the stone of choice, but lately, quartz is taking granite’s place as the most sought-after option in wet bars, kitchens, and bathrooms in Sarasota. Your contractor can help you find a supplier with a stone type that appeals to you.

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Reclaimed Wood Counters

Reclaimed wood has character and beauty that makes it unique. Install reclaimed wood counters on your wet bar, but work with your contractor to ensure the surface of the wood is level and the wood itself has been sealed. Without a proper seal, your wooden counters could soon become marred by water stains. Wood counters are best protected from sweating glasses, so don’t forget to stock your bar with attractive coasters.

Great Outdoors

Outside is the place to be most of the year, especially if you have a backyard pool or a deck for entertaining. Adding a wet bar to your outdoor space makes it easier to move the party outdoors! Have your contractor install plumbing for an outdoor sink and electricity for a beverage cooler. Place your bar in a location where it will be sheltered from the rain. You’ll love spending time outside by your pool as you sip a glass of wine or a beautiful chilled cocktail.

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Contact Gilbert Design

Gilbert Design Build helps homeowners in Sarasota customize their homes and create luxurious features. Contact us today to make an appointment for a free consultation.