How To Design Home Wet Bars

You are customizing your home and need to know how to design home wet bars. Wet bars can be designed as a luxurious space in your home that is used for relaxation and entertainment. Designing and installing a wet bar is an easy enough project for one to be able to do it themselves and save a lot of money. How you design a wet bar depends on how you plan to use it and where you plan to install it. It can be designed to go into a family room, game room, or basement.

To design home wet bars you need:

  • pencil
  • measuring tape
  • graph paper
  1. Measure the bar space area. You want to make sure that you have allowed enough space for the wet bar to be constructed where it wont be cramped or overcrowded in the room. The average size of a wet bar is approximately 42 inches in height, and eight inches in width on both sides of the bar. Make any adjustments based upon whether you will have bar stools or not. Allow at least two feet of space between the bar and walls and behind the bar. If you will have cabinets allow extra space for those.   
  2. Draw a basic floor plan for the wet bar. This will help with utilizing the designated space as well as visualizing the wet bar in its space. Use graph paper to get an approximate design for the wet bar. Draw the wet bar in that shape that you plan for it to be in, and use scaled dimensions.
  3. Consider how the electricity will be drawn in the wet bar area. Also, plan for lighting over the bar. Enough electricity for power for lights and small appliances, such as a refrigerator will be needed for the wet bar. All electrical fixtures need to have power. Some ideas for adequate lighting over the wet bar can be recessed lights, pendant lights, or track lighting, if you are looking to save on space.
  4. Include plumbing for your wet bar. A sink, and possibly an ice maker are good to have for your wet bar. When designing your wet bar be sure to include plumbing for a sink and any additional plumbing needs you may have.
  5. Design storage space. Since wet bars can tend to be quite small and compact, having storage is necessary. Storage will allow the space to keep all wet bar items close in the area. Cabinets, a wine rack, and a hanging stemware rack are all ideal for added storage.
  6. Decide on the wet bar materials. You will need cabinet and floor materials, bar top, and wood for the wet bar. Look at the cost and look for any deals or specials on materials before starting this project. Find materials that match the decor for the rest of the space around the wet bar, so that it can flow with the rest of the room.
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