When it comes to your wet bar, there are nice-to-have elements and there are must-have elements. Which elements fall into which bucket depends on your personal style, preferences and even personality.
If you’re a sports fan, your wet bar might be located in a man-cave and focused on over-sized TVs and easy access to beer. If you’re into entertaining, your wet bar is more likely to be conducive to stimulating conversation.
Yes, decisions about how to design your wet bar will be based largely on personal preference. However, there are some important considerations you won’t want to overlook:
Where to stockpile the spirits
All of the amenities in the world won’t be worth anything if your alcohol isn’t properly stored and ready to be served. Make sure your wet bar has somewhere icy to hold the beer, somewhere dry to store the red wine, somewhere cool to chill the white wine and somewhere safe to keep the liquor.
What to do with the glasses
No wet bar is complete without an array of glass wear, and what glass wear you need at any given time depends on what beverages you and your guests are drinking. Your collection of glasses is likely to include narrow- and wide-mouthed wine glasses, tumblers and old-fashioned glasses for the spirits, pint glasses for the beer and maybe martini glasses and a Collins glass or two. Make sure you have secure, out-of-the-way storage for all of them.
Where to get the water
There are many reasons water should not be overlooked when it comes to your wet bar. Chief among them is ice—running out of ice can be a buzzkill. Of course, many drinks call for a splash of water, too, so make sure your wet bar has a fully functioning sink.
What to do about the countertops
They’re easy to overlook, but your wet bar countertops are extremely important. They hold the drinks, help set the mood and make your space stand out. Consider going with natural stone countertops. Granite, which won’t depreciate in value, have a one-of-a-kind look, are incredibly sanitary and easy to clean.
If you’re building or updating a wet bar in your home, connect with the fabrication experts at Arch City Granite & Marble. They can advise you on how to build the perfect space to meet your needs—and create the perfect natural stone countertops to compliment all the other amenities.