5 Things to Consider Before Buying a New Bar Cabinet
Buying bar cabinets these days can feel a bit overwhelming if you are a first-time buyer. If your home is starting to feel a little cramped and cluttered, it might be time to invest in a new bar cabinet. If you're like most people, you have a lot of barware. Glasses, bottles, mugs, and all sorts of other bar accessories can quickly add up, taking up valuable cabinet space. But with so many options on the market, how do you know which one is right for you? Here are five questions to ask yourself before buying a new bar cabinet.
- What type of bar cabinet do I need - a dry bar, liquor cabinet, or wine rack?
This is unique for everyone and it should be the question that kick starts the brainstorming ideas from the beginning. Are you a wine connoisseur who’s looking to display wine bottles in a neat and fashionable way? Are you a bachelor / bachelorette that plans on having people over for drinks frequently and have a designated space just for that? Or are you a parent with teenagers that’s trying to stash your liquors away safely? These are just a few examples, but you get the idea. What are you really looking for?
- How much space do I have to work with in my home and what dimensions will the bar cabinet need to be in order to fit properly?
This is a crucial piece of information ignored by many. Before making a purchase, do yourself a favor and take measurements of the area you plan to use your new bar cabinet at. That includes length, width and height. If you are extra cautions, measure the doorways you will bring the cabinet through. This mostly applies for fully assembled bar cabinets.
- What style of bar cabinet do I want - traditional, contemporary, rustic, etc.?
This question is directly correlated with the style of the space you’re working with. Cabins, Farmhouse style homes and haciendas tend to lean more towards the rustic type of bar cabinets. These are mostly made from wood and metal. Check out the surrounding areas of where your plan to use your bar cabinet at and make the decision based on your own criteria and style. Follow your gut! Too many people forget that they’re making a purchase for themselves. Don’t focus on the opinion of people outside your household, they won’t be looking at your new piece of furniture every day, you will.
- What features am I looking for in a bar cabinet - storage space, wine glass racks, built-in bottle opener/corkscrew, etc.?
Bar cabinets come in many different sizes, styles and accessories. Traditionally, a bar cabinet should have bottle racks and drawers to keep bar accessories like; bottle openers, coasters, corkscrews etc. handy. Some bar cabinets even come with a power outlet to plug in a blender, electric can openers, etc. How often and exactly how are you planning to use your bar cabinet? Expandable cabinets are very popular because they offer a bar table space to enjoy your drinks.
- How much am I willing to spend on a new bar cabinet and where can I find affordable options without sacrificing quality or design?
Finally, the budget you have is going to directly impact the decision you make. Like anything else, you get what you pay for. The higher end bar cabinets can last for generations to come if they’re well taken care of. Check out our website to look at our different styles and budgets: www.elegantbars.com. We offer free shipping to the continuous 48 states in the US and payment plans are available.
A bar cabinet is a great investment for your home. Not only does it provide you with much-needed storage space, but it also adds an extra level of sophistication and style to your décor. We’ve outlined some of the key factors you need to consider when buying a bar cabinet, so be sure to read on before making your purchase. Have we convinced you that now is the time to buy a bar cabinet? If so, head over to our website and take a look at our selection – we know you won’t be disappointed!