Bar Cabinets—A Buying Guide

Tuscan Bar

More people are entertaining at home. Along with hors doevres and good company, another important component of any successful party is a well-stocked bar. The question becomes how to best display your glassware and potables. Rather than using the dining table or kitchen counter, I prefer using a bar cabinet.

Linon Home Décor’s Mission Wine Cabinet

Linon Home Décor’s Mission Wine Cabinet

Not only useful for seasonal entertaining, bar cabinets can be an aesthetically pleasing way to store cocktail equipment year-round. For small spaces, a multifunctional cabinet can be ideal. This would be one that can fully enclose like Linon Home Décor’s Mission Wine Cabinet. When open it is obviously storage for glasses, bottles, etc. When closed, the top can double as a surface to store a stack of books or a side lamp.

Round Top Wine Cart

Round Top Wine Cart

Also good for small spaces is a piece on wheels. Home Styles’ Round Top Wine Cart is an example of this. Coming on casters, you can easily move this piece into the center of the room when entertaining and out of the way when not.

Celtic Bistro Wine Rack

Celtic Bistro Wine Rack

For homes that are large enough to have an area like a dining room reserved for eating and drinking, a more open bar shelving system can offer benefits. One that is open like the Celtic Bistro Wine Rack can better show off a collection of special glasses or an assortment of interesting liquor bottles. Having a shelving system is also not as heavy feeling as a closed cabinet. This type of “open” bar can be more inviting and elegant.

Whether you live in a small space or a home large enough for formal entertaining, parties are always in season. Hosting is much more fun when guests can serve themselves. Think about investing in a home bar to encourage that. A great way to spread conviviality, thefurnituredomain.com has a variety of bar cabinet styles to suit your space and needs.

—Betsy Head
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