How to Create the Perfect Home Bar or Beverage Station

Cheers, South Bend homeowners! It’s time to take your beverage game to the next level. Adding a beverage station or bar to a kitchen remodel creates endless opportunities in your South Bend kitchen remodel. It provides a dedicated space for entertaining guests and family members. With a designated beverage station or bar, homeowners can keep their kitchen organized and free of clutter, as they won't need to store drinks and barware in various areas of the kitchen. Guests can easily help themselves to drinks and mixers without rummaging through the leftovers in your main fridge.

Peacock & Co. knows a thing or two about premium kitchen remodels and trending elements. A dedicated drink station or bar can add a touch of luxury to a home. It makes the kitchen feel more like a gathering space where friends and family can congregate to enjoy each other's company while sipping their favorite drinks. This level of delicious detail is usually available only when you go out. Having a beverage station or bar in the kitchen can also make entertaining guests more efficient. The host won't need to leave the kitchen to prepare drinks or refill glasses, so they can stay in the conversation and enjoy their guests' company. This can make for a more relaxed and enjoyable experience for everyone involved.

Home beverage area with wine rack and beverage fridge

Types of Bars and Beverage Stations

Homeowners can consider adding several different types of bars and beverage stations to their kitchen remodels. You can tailor your beverage station to suit any need. For example, your beverage station may serve coffee alongside cocktails. You need not limit yourself to a single type of bar for your kitchen or entertaining area.

Wet or Dry Bar

A wet bar typically includes a sink and running water, making washing glasses, and preparing drinks easily. A dry bar has no plumbing. This bar type often includes a dishwasher and a small refrigerator to keep drinks and mixers ready to be served. Stock with every bar cart essential or supply a curated cocktail menu.

Modern beverage station with built-in fridge and under mount sink with black faucet

Design Options for a Standout Bar

Built-in Bar: Consider creating a built-in bar custom designed for your space and needs. This will not only maximize your storage space but also provide a seamless and stylish look. Adding a dishwasher as a built-in appliance will make clean-up quick and easy.

Modern beverage station with chrome lighting built-in wine storage and fridge

Freestanding Bar: A freestanding bar is a great option for those who want flexibility in the location of their home bar. You can choose from various styles and sizes to fit your space and add a dishwasher nearby for convenience.

Statement Pieces: Add a touch of personality to your home bar with statement pieces like a unique backsplash with a custom-made live edge or natural stone bar top. These elements will make your bar stand out and create a memorable space for entertaining.

Lighting: Lighting is key in creating the perfect ambiance for your home bar. Consider adding a dimmer switch to control the brightness of the lights and incorporate some task lighting under the cabinets to help with visibility while preparing your drink.

Coffee Station Success

A coffee station might be the perfect addition to any kitchen that regularly caffeinated its occupants. A coffee station typically includes a coffee maker and/or espresso machine, mugs, and various coffee and tea options and add-ins.

Home coffee bar area with pull-out drawers and cabinets

Ideas for a Stylish Home Coffee Bar

Rustic Charm: Create a cozy, rustic coffee nook by using reclaimed wood for floating shelving and accessorizing with antique coffee grinders, vintage mugs, and jars of coffee beans. Add a touch of greenery with potted plants to bring life to the space.

Industrial Chic: Incorporate metal shelves, a reclaimed wood coffee bar, and black accents for an industrial coffee bar. Create one of our favorite looks by adding Edison bulb pendant lights and use chalkboard labels to mark different coffee blends and flavors.

View of coffee bar area in kitchen with hanging pendant lights with Edison bulbs

Boho Vibes: Bring a bohemian feel with woven baskets, rattan accents, and textured pottery. Hang a macramé plant holder from the ceiling and add a colorful rug for warmth. Use shelves to display unique mugs and add string lights for a cozy atmosphere.

Modern Minimalism: Keep a modern coffee bar sleek with minimalist décor and functional storage solutions. Use shelves sparingly and incorporate black and white accents and a bold pop of color with abstract art.

Coastal Cool: For a beachy feel, incorporate driftwood accents, sea glass-colored vases, and shells. Display coastal-themed mugs on shelves and add woven baskets for coffee accessories like sugar and stirrers.

Wine Bar

 A wine bar is a great option for homeowners who enjoy entertaining with wine. It typically includes an under-counter or full-size wine fridge, storage for glasses and bottles, and possibly even a wine dispenser.

Stainless steel beverage fridge with built-in wine bottle shelving

Tips to Create the Perfect Home Wine Bar

Choose the Right Location: Select a space in your home that is easily accessible and has enough room for your wine collection, glasses, and accessories. This could be a corner of your living room, dining room, or even a spare room. If you’re planning a wine bar while remodeling with a design-build firm, you can create just about anything you desire.

Wine Storage: Invest in quality wine storage, whether it's a wine rack or a wine cooler, to keep your bottles at the perfect temperature and humidity levels. This will ensure that your wine tastes its best and serves as a stylish display for your collection.

Glassware: The right glassware can make a big difference in your experience of your wine. Consider having a variety of glasses on hand for different types of wine, such as red, white, and sparkling, so that you always have easy access to the appropriate glasses for the wine you serve.

Accessories: Accessorize your wine bar with essentials like a corkscrew, wine stoppers, a decanter, and wine pourers. Consider wine charms so guests can easily identify their drink during a large gathering. These accessories will double as décor while providing the utility to serve your guests easily.blue cabinets with bar fridge in kitchen island

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Incorporating a beverage station or bar into your kitchen remodel can add functionality, style, and years of enjoyment to your South Bend area home. We’d love to discuss your options for your next remodel. Reach out to Peacock & Co or give us a call at 574-289-4992  to begin your Michiana area remodel.

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