Staying In Is The New Going Out – Setting Up A Home Bar

Date: 29 November 2022

With the rise in the cost of living, there has been a rise in problems that people are regularly facing.

As inflation continues, many of us are left wondering what we can do to cut back. 

For example, you might be cutting back on the amount of times you eat out or shop. It is easy to do that if you simply switch to cooking at home and repurposing older clothes. But it’s difficult cutting back on your routine pub visits.

However, there is a solution to fix this problem— a home bar.

It is quite easy to set up a home bar. In fact, a home bar is more convenient and can help you cut back on your bar visits while ensuring that your favourite drink is still within reach in a relaxing setting.

With the right equipment, furniture and accessories, it doesn’t take much to set up a fully functioning home bar. Let us show you how!

5 Simple Tips to Setup a Home Bar

1. Create Your Ideal Bar Space

home bar design, a wooden home barYou can’t just set up a home bar anywhere in your house. You certainly wouldn’t want to find glasses and bottles in every corner of your living space. That is why there needs to be a specific area of your home that is dedicated to your bar. 

Pick a room or a corner of a room that you can use for your home bar. If you don’t have room for it, there are many modern home bar designs available that can fit in small spaces well. Make sure this is a space where you can relax with a drink and spend time with friends or family.

2. Stock Up on Spirits

home bar ideas, drinks and spiritsThe point of a home bar is to stock up on your favourite drinks so that they are available to you in the comfort of your home. Stock up your home bar with the regulars— gin, vodka, whisky and tequila. 

While you’re at it, don’t forget to stock up on drink mixers like soda, ginger ale, coke or tonic to make your home bar perfect.

3. Invest in The Right Glassware

home bar unit, bar glassesWhen it comes to a home bar unit, you need to pay special attention to the glasses you are using. There are a variety of glasses available for bars with different styles, textures and sizes. You should ensure that your glassware matches the style of your home bar and the kind of drinks you usually prefer. 

For those who like their whisky, you could invest in some old-fashioned, intricately designed glasses to really set the mood. Additionally, you should also have some cocktail glasses for special occasions. No matter what you pick, remember to avoid thin, frail glasses that are easily breakable.

4. Get the Right Home Bar Accessories

home bar design, bar accessoriesWhen you are setting up a home bar, you will need the right bar accessories too. With the right kind of bar tools and accessories, you can mix drinks easily and enjoy the process as well.

Invest in some high-quality beer mats, mixing glasses, pint glasses, shaker tins, strainers, peelers, corkscrews and bar spoons. With these tools, you will find it effortless to make your favourite drinks at home.

5. Choose the Perfect Garnishes and Snacks

home bar, man garnishing a drinkGarnishes may look unimportant, but they hold the power of transforming your drink. You will always need some of the regular garnishes like lemons, limes and oranges for basic drinks. You could also get some herbs, cocktail cherries or citrus slices to go along with your drinks.

However, that’s not all. When you set up a home bar, you need to consider stocking up on some snacks to go with your drinks. Make sure to choose some crunchy chips, nuts and chocolates and you will be good to go.

Choose Mosaic Boardprint for Custom Beer Mats 

With these tips, you are now ready to set up your home bar, but there is still one thing you need to ensure you don’t miss.

No matter what drinks you prefer, no home bar is complete without beer mats. Moreover, it’s an extra bonus if your beer mats are customised to suit your tastes.

We can help you with that!

We offer stock mats, personalised mats, custom beer mats and much more!

With years of experience working with some of the biggest brands, we can guarantee to deliver exactly what you need. 

Learn more about the products and services we offer today.

Contact us to place your order now! You can also email us at [email protected] or call us on 01536 312800

© 2024 Mosaic Board Printers Ltd.