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Wet Bar Design

Do you like to entertain in your home? If so, consider adding a wet bar in your kitchen, dining room, or finished basement. A wet bar, as its name implies, is an area of cabinetry that has a built-in sink. This allows for quick access to water for washing glasses or adding water to drinks, and can speed up the service and refill of beverages.

Wet bars can be as simple as a few base and wall cabinets or more expansive and include beverage or wine coolers, ice makers, dishwashers, and microwaves. If you entertain often, these appliances can make serving and clean-up a breeze. Many wet bar wall cabinets have glass doors and shelving to store and display glassware.

The sink in a wet bar is usually small, fitting into an 18-inch wide sink base. Considering that splashing can occur when using a small sink, a full-height backsplash above the sink can make it easier to clean up after the festivities are over.

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Do You Need a Small or Large Wet Bar?

In a smaller wet bar, liquor is often stored in base cabinetry and there are a variety of cabinets available for storing or displaying wine. A larger wet bar usually has room for someone to stand behind it and serve beverages to guests. Liquor rails along the back of the bar or open glass shelving on the wall behind the server can provide easy access to drink ingredients. Also, be sure to factor in storage for dry items such as wine openers, coasters, napkins, straws, and stirrers.

Regardless of the size of your wet bar, having a dedicated area to serve beverages can make entertaining a lot easier—and you’ll have another space that allows guests to spread out and mingle!

Do You Need a Small or Large Wet Bar?

In a smaller wet bar, liquor is often stored in base cabinetry and there are a variety of cabinets available for storing or displaying wine. A larger wet bar usually has room for someone to stand behind it and serve beverages to guests. Liquor rails along the back of the bar or open glass shelving on the wall behind the server can provide easy access to drink ingredients. Also, be sure to factor in storage for dry items such as wine openers, coasters, napkins, straws, and stirrers.

Regardless of the size of your wet bar, having a dedicated area to serve beverages can make entertaining a lot easier—and you’ll have another space that allows guests to spread out and mingle!

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Things to Consider Before Talking to Wet Bar Designers

To ensure your wet bar turns out exactly how you want it to, it’s a good idea to talk to professional designers and installers. However, it can be helpful to consider your needs and aesthetic preferences beforehand.

  • Do you usually entertain a few friends, or do you throw large parties?
  • Do you want a more luxury design that includes elements such as a flat-screen TV?
  • What type of refrigeration will you need?
  • Do you want to include barstools?
  • Will you need a lot of storage space?
  • What shape do you want the bar to be? (L-shaped, U-shaped, and island bars are popular)

Things to Consider Before Talking to Wet Bar Designers

To ensure your wet bar turns out exactly how you want it to, it’s a good idea to talk to professional designers and installers. However, it can be helpful to consider your needs and aesthetic preferences beforehand.

  • Do you usually entertain a few friends, or do you throw large parties?
  • Do you want a more luxury design that includes elements such as a flat-screen TV?
  • What type of refrigeration will you need?
  • Do you want to include barstools?
  • Will you need a lot of storage space?
  • What shape do you want the bar to be? (L-shaped, U-shaped, and island bars are popular)
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Ready to Install a Wet Bar in Your Delaware Home?

Whatever your wet bar needs, look no further than Bath, Kitchen and Tile Center! We serve homeowners all over Delaware, southeastern Pennsylvania, southern New Jersey, and Eastern Maryland—and we look forward to helping you.

The information on this website is for informational purposes only; it is deemed accurate but not guaranteed. It does not constitute professional advice. All information is subject to change at any time without notice. Contact us for complete details.