How Do You Design the Perfect Wet Bar?
How do you design the perfect wet bar for your home?
Wet bars have become a staple for so many home owners. I found a beautiful one in the penthouse suite of The Dupont Circle Hotel that I have shared in this video. It is a luxury hotel in the Dupont Circle Neighborhood in Washington, DC.
Is A Wet Bar Worth It?
This bar is particularly interesting because it has custom, wood-paneled doors that conceal the bar for esthetic purposes, but when they are opened up, there is a full bar.
When designing a home bar, you need to make sure you have plumbing so you can have a wet sink and garbage disposal for waste. It should also have an ice maker, a refrigerator and/or a wine cooler. There should be plentiful storage to have wine glasses, highball glasses, beer steins, margarita glasses, champagne flutes and etc.
The best design is when you are able to showcase the very best alcoholic beverages, including the basics vodkas, gins, tequilas, bourbons and so on. I find it best if you have a closed storage to hide unattractive necessities like bottles of bitters, elderflower, Worchester and such.
Don't forget to have a tool kit handy with all of the shakers, stirrers and such. It is also key that you have a very durable surface so the bar doesn't get any unwanted stains, or show aging over years of use.
When searching for a home in Washington, DC, Maryland or Virginia, I almost always have Buyers looking to find a home for a newly-designed wet bar. If you need help with your real estate and design needs, give me a call!
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