Entertaining at Home

With rising prices and strict drink-driving restrictions, many of us now choose to entertain friends and family at home rather than going out. One big plus is that you will save money, which can go towards some great new furniture so that you can really entertain in style.

Drinks cabinets are no longer ‘de rigeur’. Today’s home should have a tasteful bar area and suitable seating. Home bars range from the simple, such as the light oak bar by Hillsdale House, to the complete British Pub-style Tuscan Bar by Powell. This beautiful mahogany bar has a place for everything and immediately creates a sociable atmosphere. Draw up a comfortable bar stool and rest your feet on the authentic brass foot rail. All you need now is a good cocktail recipe book and a few paper parasols and you are in business!

Bars do not have to take up a great deal of space. The swing-open portable bar is just 23 inches deep and 60 inches long, yet it folds down to a neat central podium just one third of that size, and rolls away neatly. A more modern and very affordable option is a Retro Style bar with chrome supports and a smoked glass top. Perfect for outdoor parties and it will even fit on the balcony! Outdoor bars are a great idea, particularly if you combine them with a barbecue and an outdoor kitchen. Cooking has never been so much fun!

If you have to rule out the full bar option, consider acquiring a pub table and stools. They conjure up the image of colorful cocktails and can enhance any corner of the room. They double-up as bistro sets for breakfast or an intimate dinner for two. 

For bar seating, almost anything goes. Stools are traditionally used but they don’t have to be dull. Lumisource bar stools come in a range of translucent colors to give any evening a wow start! Stools can have arms, footrests and cushions. They may revolve or be fixed. Whatever you dream of, you can be sure there is something available to suit your needs.

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