The limited space in a house is not a good excuse to exclude a bar. Whenever some friends stop by, you should be a humble host and share your liquor with them. It is a custom that should be kept. Therefore, the owners of small house like you might need fresh idea for the mini bar. How will you slip some bottles in the available space?
1. Mini Bart Cart
What do you need in a mini bar? Several bottles of liquor, glasses, and many more. Cut the number so it could fit into the cart. Instead of 12 glasses, you might want to keep only six of them. There is no need to collect a lot of liquor if you live in small house. Just pick the ones that you would like to share with the guests.
2. Vintage Cart
Since small house already have limited space, there is no other option than adding more shelves to store the liquor. You could pick this vintage suitcase as an inspiration. Everything is organized properly and displayed prettily. It is also easy to see if the stock is running out.
3. Bar Cabinet
An ideal mini bar should have a couple of chairs. If you don’t have them, then at least you should have proper storage. A cabinet would be a perfect option; it protects the liquor from sunlight. As long as you place the cabinet in airy corner, the wine and liquor will not be ruined. Choose any tone that blends well with the surrounding furniture.
4. Brass Cart with Big Wheels
Do you need something bold and pretty to display the mini bar? Try this mini cart with big wheels. Even when you put it in the corner, the cart will easily steal the guests’ attention. You could also add more decorations such as ribbon, flower or candles. This combination will definitely set the mood for the mini bar.
5. Industrial Bar Cart with Open Storage
You must have known that the key to small house decoration is open storage. Closed storage will create suffocating effect. This is why the mini bar cart should be opened. The pipe-like holder adds industrial touch to the cart. It is simple yet classy, perfect for you who loves to shout “elegance”.
6. Repurposed Bar Cart
In a creative mind, almost anything could be a mini bar. If you have old television box, why don’t you repurpose it? Throw away the electronic system inside and do simple fixing. The mini bar space will be ready within minutes. You could also use the top part to display mini cocktails collection.
7. Round Bar Cart
Are you tired while looking at the options? Many bars have rectangle shape and the variation includes only colors and material. You might like the round mini bar. You could still drag the cart to any place. It has wheel on each leg. Also, the contrast of the cart and bottle shapes creates good harmony.
8. Built-in Bar Cabinet
Not all small house has limited space. Sometimes the house owners miscalculate the number of built-in cabinets. It could be too much and some of them are empty. Instead of buying new cabinet, you could use the available ones. For elegance touch, install mirror on the back part. The mirror helps to distract eyes, telling the brain that the room is bigger than the real size.
9. Vertical Bar Zone
The storage trick in small house is about maximizing the space. If the horizontal area is full, then you should look at the vertical wall. With minimum effort, you could have a decent mini bar without removing any room. Try to look at the wood log storage corner. It could be a good place to store the liquor.
10. Bar in the Drawer
How many drawers you have in the house? Open them one by one and see if downsizing could help you to make extra space. Drawer is a great mini bar storage. It will be perfect if the drawer could be locked, so the kids do not have any access. Only you and other adults could open the drawers, preferably on special occasions.
11. Corner Bar
House corner is the most neglected area in the house. There is no exception to the small house. If you notice any empty corner, then make it the mini bar. The area doesn’t have to be spacious. It must be wide enough for you to pour the liquor and store it.
12. Rattan Bar Cart
When some people try to be artsy, others love to be exotic. If you belong to the latter group, a rattan bar cart will surely catch your interest. It is eco-friendly and aesthetically pleasing. The cart itself is a good display item. Imagine how the guests will compliment you after you bring some bottles for them.
13. Mini Bar in A Tray
If there is no space left for cabinet or shelf, should you give up? Before you answer, you should know that a simple tray could be a perfect mini bar. All you need to do is arranging the bottles, glasses and some vases. Find a place in the living room to put the mini bar.
14. Floating Shelves For Bar
Purchasing a new shelf will cost you a lot of money. Also, the small house will be cramped with additional furniture. In this case, you should buy a floating shelf instead. Try to find empty wall to drill, somewhere around the kitchen, family room or living room. It could function as decoration and storage as well.
15. Mini Fridge Bar
In some area, open storage is not a good option. The temperature keeps changing, so the taste of the liquor might change as well. Thus, you need a mini fridge to keep the bottles. Make sure you place liquor glass near the fridge. Otherwise, you will walk back and forth before serving the liquor.
16. Nook Bar
Have you seen a long wall with no decoration in the house? You could do simple renovation and make the bar nook. It is an arched nook used to store the bottles of liquor. Make sure that the nook is deep enough to accommodate all the bottles. There should be no protruding parts.