If you love to entertain guests, then a custom bar would be an excellent addition to your home. A custom bar adds a focal point in which your guests and you can catch up on life and relax. If you’re thinking about adding a custom bar to your home, your options won’t be limited. Experts such as Rock Top Fabrications gives you a lot of control in outlining the aesthetics of your custom bar and honing in on its functionality. With any home improvement project, it takes many steps for your vision to come to life. Here are the things you should consider when designing a custom bar.
Where Do You Want Your Custom Bar Located?
The first step is figuring out where you want your custom bar situated. While you may undeniably know the answer to this, there are some things to consider. First, when having guests over, how many people do you want sitting at the bar? Two, will high top tables be included in the seating area, or would you prefer other seating choices? Three, will there be activities in the bar area such as pool, arcade games, a TV to watch sports, or maybe darts? Four, does the potential location have a bathroom nearby? After all, if your guests are going to drink, they should be able to get to the restroom conveniently.
What’s the Purpose of the Bar?
If your guests love beer, a draft beer system is an option. If you like the notion of enjoying food with your guests, then a pizza oven or microwave is ideal. Dishwashers help with low-maintenance cleanup while an ice machine is vital if you’re going to make a lot of drinks.
How Will You Store Items?
A custom bar needs cabinetry. You and your guests need space to move around comfortably without knocking anything over. One unique customization is the use of windows in the cabinet doors so you can show off your wine collection or whatever drinks you prefer. Adding light is also necessary so that you can see what you’re grabbing. Wine racks are also another way to store your beverages. Including a mini fridge might be necessary as well.
Designing Your Custom Bar
Countertops matter. Rock Tops Fabrication prides itself on installing durable and high-quality custom countertops. Stone materials such as granite, quartz, and quartzite hold up well to high traffic and wine spills. If you want to be eco-friendly, IceStone and Vetrazzo are excellent choices as well.
Thinking about the shape of your bar matters as well and figuring out if you want to incorporate a sink, overhead lighting, and back wall design. There is so much that can happen! If you’ve been pondering over the many home improvement projects you want to work on, put a custom bar on your list.
Questions About Custom Bars?
If you have questions about how to add a custom bar to your home, Rock Tops Fabrication is here to answer them. Our trained professionals are here to make sure that your new custom bar, kitchen,and bathroom countertops are designed and finished in exactly the way you want it. We service Maryland, DC, and Virginia. Feel free to give us a call at 410-363-4257. For more information, tips and tricks, and to see what we have been up to, be sure to follow us on Twitter, Facebook, Youtube, Pinterest, and Houzz.