We love hosting and entertaining our friends and family at our home. There’s a lot of details to plan in order to pull off a successful event. That is why we built a Home Bar where the could serve drinks and mix cocktails, serve desserts, display appetizers.  A Butler’s pantry of sorts, where we can store all of our hosting essentials. I am sharing how we DIY’ed this project, so that you too can create THE GLAM & MODERN HOME BAR DIY in your own space.

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1. Measure your Space.

Take a moment to declutter/empty your space, this will help you to see the size and the area that you are working with. Then proceed to measure the space. Our space measured 88′ x 95′. We didn’t want the bar to go into the bay window area, because we are looking to expand/change that area in the near future.  So the space that I am working on is 62′ x 25′ x 34.5′.

2. Buy or Build your Base Cabinet.

Next we bought our base cabinet. We went with one unit that met all of our storage needs. This pre built unit allowed us to get that designer look at the fraction of the price. A DIY budget allows you to purchase pre fabricated and add your own design details later on.  I have linked the ones that I have used: Hampton Unfinished Beech Recessed Panel

3. Build or Buy Shelves.

The floating shelves are our DIY project of the year, that is for sure.  I wanted natural, beautiful floating shelves, but I didn’t want to break the budget with this project. The length of the shelves that I wanted (60 in. long) made for higher cost per shelf. So we knew we needed to get crafty with this one. Check out this awesome HOW TO MAKE FLOATING SHELVES   post for all the details on how to make floating shelves like ours. But in the meantime, let me give you a little peek at what we did.

4.  shelf rail/hardware.

Finally, a little glam. That designer inspired look that you are looking for is found in the details.  Adding this polished brass shelf rail really elevated the natural wood shelves.  I purchased these: 1 Gallery Rail Center Post,  2 Gallery Rail End Posts   and  Gallery Rail – 6mm x 36″L – Solid Polished Brass   ( click the links for affiliate links).

The final step was to add hardware to the drawers.

We hope you loved this project and that you will want to add a home bar to your home.

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We hope these tips help you achieve pockets of peace and glam in your space. Please comment below and let us know which of these tips helped you the most.

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