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3 Tips for Balancing Quality & Cost in Your Bar-Building Project

Choosing to build a custom bar means you have full control over the entire project. From where to build it right down to the lighting you’ll use, you get to make all the decisions. For many bar builders, their dreams get a little out of pace from their budgets, with great ideas flowing faster than the cash to purchase the necessary pieces. If you want to create a high-quality custom bar without totally breaking the bank, follow these 3 tips: Prioritize & Make Necessary Cuts Being on a budget with any project means you’re unlikely to get everything you want…

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7 Ways to Use Your Bar If You’re Not a Drinker

When you think of a home bar, your mind automatically imagines a section of the house lined with various liquors and beers. While that’s what many people use that space for, the home bar can also be so much more. Fortunately, there are countless ways to utilize a home bar that don’t include pouring a single drop of alcohol. Here are some of our favorite ways for non-drinkers to use a home bar: Unique TV Setup With a countertop for food and drinks and an entire back wall to stare at, home bars can also make for a perfect TV-watching…

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Stocking Your Home Bar for Entertaining

Having a home bar is a huge perk in and of itself. By adding this space to your home, you’ve created an instant conversation starter, hangout spot, and party center all in one! Or, you’ve at least created the beginnings of one. After all, what’s the use of a home bar if it isn’t well-stocked? Now that you have the bar, the stools, and the cabinets, it’s time to prepare to put them to use! Here are some things you need to stock your home bar for entertaining any and all future guests:   An Assortment of Glasses When it…

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3 Things to Consider When Planning Your Basement Bar

You’re ready to get started building that home bar you’ve always dreamed of, and have decided your basement is the perfect location. Basement bars are great – We’ve seen tons of amazing basement bar spaces! Before you get started, you have lots of planning to do to make your home bar the talk of the neighborhood. Here are 3 major things to consider when planning your basement bar: Location Matters Chances are you’ve already got that ideal spot in your basement picked out. But will that spot be an ideal location for everything you need to build your bar? Here…

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5 Cocktails to Master for At-Home Bartending

Now that you’ve mastered 7 basic bartending skills and can impress your friends, you need to build a mental library of basic cocktails you can whip up at a moment’s notice! Sure, being able to mix up a complicated drink is sure to delight your guests, and plain beer has its place, but there’s nothing quite like mastering a tried-and-true crowd-pleasing cocktail to level up your parties. Get good at making these 5 cocktails, and your friends are sure to want to stop by anytime for a drink:   Martini What good is a party without someone making a James…

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5 Important DIY Bar-Building Tips

You’ve taken the plunge and decided you’re all-in on building your own at-home bar. That’s great! Maybe this is your first project, or you’re a seasoned DIY-er. Either way, you’re a little hesitant about busting out your saw and nail gun, because you want your home bar to be perfect. Relax! Our experienced bar-building pros can get you started with 5 important tips to help you build your own home bar: Take Your Time to Plan We know you’re excited, but if you rush head-first into this project without taking the proper time and care to plan, you may not…

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Things You Need to Build a Bar (Besides Hardwoods Inc.’s Bar Rails!)

Building your first bar can seem like a daunting task. You’ve got all the planning, measuring, cutting, and installing, and you don’t want to forget anything! We’ve gathered a list of the things you’ll need to build a bar – besides our high-quality hardwood bar rails! Bar Parts To build a bar, you’re going to need some basic bar parts:               Bar Top: You’ll need a top for your bar, where guests can rest their drinks. This can either be tongue and groove, like one of our quick ship hardwood bar top kits, or…

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5 Unique Wedding Gifts for the Bar-Enthusiast Couple

It’s wedding season, and you’re not quite sure what to get your favorite couple for their impending nuptials. You could go traditional and get a toaster off their registry (Boring!) or give them cash for their honeymoon (That feels so impersonal!), but you want something different. How about helping that great new husband and wife stock their home bar for years of entertaining? And who knows: If you give them a gift they love, they may just invite you over for drinks! Here are 5 gift ideas for the bar-enthusiast couple in your life: Engraved Wine Glasses & a Tasty…

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7 Basic Bartending Skills to Master to Rock Your Home Bar

Installing a home bar is the start of a lot of fun: Your house will be the go-to for neighborhood parties, dinners with friends, and to watch Sunday’s game. Are you ready to be the star bartender your friends expect? Do you have the skills to throw together an old fashioned, a margarita, or a manhattan? If you don’t think you’re there yet, don’t worry; the skills needed to make great cocktails are basic and easy to learn! Here’s a quick guide to help you begin learning to make these cocktails and impress your guests. Shaking Shaking is usually included…

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