If you enjoy being the host with the most, you need to consider this in your home’s design. When you have friends and family over and you want to let your hair down and party, you need to be sure that you have a setup that will facilitate the type of evening that you’ve planned. Whether you like to have low-key dinner parties with family, or you prefer to have all of your mates over for dance parties every other weekend, you need to ensure that your home is designed to create the perfect party atmosphere.
To create the perfect party zone at home, you need a focal point and what could be better than a bar. For many homeowners, building a bar at home is a dream project but often, essential maintenance and repair projects end up taking priority. Whether you want a large bar in the basement, a small bar in the kitchen, or just a fun corner bar outside on the deck, with the right plan in place you can finally make your dream come true and start taking steps to create that perfect party atmosphere that you have been longing for.
Following the tips below, it won’t be long until you and your fellow party-goers are hopping from the bar stools to the dance floor at your next party.
Lights, Music And Action
An essential part of any bar with a party vibe is music and lights. Consider lighting your bar area with LED strip lights, even under the countertop of your bar, to create that modern finish. Take advantage of the party area and include a sound system that will blow your guests away and set the right tone at your next event.
Install A Chalkboard And Encourage Creativity
Put up a chalkboard or use chalkboard paint to paint the wall. Make chalk available for guests to use and encourage them to mark their territory or leave a funny message or drawing. You can use the chalkboard to announce a signature drink or a special occasion, adding an extra element of fun to your space.
Repurpose What You Can
Repurposing something you have lying around into a bar, or making your own decor can create an appealing finish to your home entertainment area. You can design pieces that are completely unique to your space that can’t be found anywhere else. Creative homeowners have transformed everything from pianos and TVs to barrels and cable reels into components for their party zone. Let your creativity flow and you never know what you might come up with.
Use Your Walls
Take a look at your entertainment area and consider how the nearby walls can be integrated into the decor. It’s not just about colours and design, you can also use walls as part of the overall theme. Create a few shelves that can hold bottles, or install a stemware rack for your best glasses. A wall niche could also be a display or storage area for bottles, posters, funny signs, or memorabilia.
Ice Is Nice
A countertop ice maker should be part of any party space. With these ice makers, you can keep an ice bucket to hand rather than running back and forth from the kitchen to get ice. The easiest way to serve drinks on the rocks is to make it as painless as possible, and with an ice maker at the ready, you can be sure that you will always have plenty of cold drinks to go around.
Keep Your Cool
An ideal home party setup should always include a small refrigerator that is both versatile and sturdy. In addition to chilling wine or beer, you can also store citrus fruits, preserve appetizers, freeze glasses, and much more. Avoid wine coolers that only have wine racks, and find a small fridge model that has adaptable storage spaces. A mini-fridge is a must in keeping your guests happy.
Create A Party Atmosphere Without Breaking The Bank
Creating a party atmosphere doesn’t need to cost you a fortune. With a little imagination and creativity, you can create a space that will be guaranteed to keep the party going. Be sure to think of your guests’ needs when you’re designing your space so you create a comfortable, inviting and welcoming party vibe that all your party-going loved ones will enjoy.