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Whether you live in a sprawling house or a tiny apartment, getting the perfect at-home bar is totally doable. Just like renovating and decorating any other part of the home, many options exist when it comes to upgrading your bar space, from DIY options to luxury splurges.
But it doesn’t mean you have to choose between building everything 100% homemade or opting for an ultra-high-end, restaurant-quality bar. To help you find that healthy medium, we spoke with home-design experts on how to save money, where to splurge and when to call in the pros.
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Budget Bar Carts
Don’t be deterred if space—or your financial budget—is limited. “I’ve proposed bars being incorporated into closets,” she adds. Monika Drazdauskaite, an interior designer and a member of Planner 5D’s Design Council, has had clients install wall-mounted home bars in a home’s lower level, under the stairs or on a wall.
Our two design cents? Wheeled bar carts allow for flexibility. Start with a one that fits your décor vibe, like this vintage factory-inspired design, and build around it. Wheels allow you to move the bar where you need it, when you need it—whether that’s in the living room to watch Netflix with friends or during a dinner party in the dining room. If you’re opposed to industrial chic, don’t fret, because you can still dial into the bar cart trend. Case in point, this streamlined, French-inspired option for less than $500. These models also double as storage spots for spirits and glassware.