When I moved into my first apartment as an adult, I had no idea how to find good furniture that wasn't expensive. We had a local budget furniture store and a high-end luxury store, and while I didn't like the feel of the items from the budget store, I couldn't afford the prices of the luxury store! Although I was eager to prove my independence, I called my mom and asked for help. She told me that I was looking in the wrong place and led me to another store just outside my city that had quality furniture and great prices. She found great furniture for me that was high-quality and in my budget. She has since given me many tips about furniture to help me when I make new purchases in the future. I plan to share them here!
If you're a fan of alcohol, there's no better way to celebrate this passion than to add a custom bar in your very own home. Although this customization may seem daunting, it doesn't have to be if you remember these key tips.
Set a Budget
Such a cool home renovation can cause you a lot of stress really quick when you go over budget. So that you avoid this happening from the very start, you need to think about how much money you're truly willing to spend on this home accessory.
Take a look at your disposable income and see how much of it can be put towards this build. Be sure to write this figure down as it will serve as an overall cost guide you can consult with from time to time. Sticking to this figure isn't always possible, but staying near it to a certain extinct will save yourself financial headaches later on.
Decide Between DIY or Professional Assistance
When completing this bar project, you can either do it yourself or have it professionally done. Both options have their advantages. For example, if you decide to install the bar yourself, you can avoid labor costs completely. You will have to gather the materials yourself and complete the entire installation, though.
If you can afford it, opt to have the bar professionally installed. You then won't run into as many complications. You'll pay more, but at least you can rest assured the end result will be professional and completely safe. Just make sure you hire reputable contractors who have a history of creating and installing home bars.
Choose a Bar Top Material
A huge decision you'll have to make that will affect the durability and aesthetics of your bar is the bar top material. There are many great options to consider, including granite, laminate, marble, and wood.
In terms of affordability, one of the best options is wood. It is easy to find and can be customized in so many different ways. If you're looking for a more high-end look, you can't go wrong with marble. It's extremely durable and helps present a luxurious vibe in your home. Laminate is another affordable option that comes in virtually any color.
Having a custom home bar is a fantasy many wish they could achieve. To ensure this dream doesn't turn into a complete nightmare renovation, take your time considering various aspects of this build. The more planning that you do, the happier you'll be with the finished product.Share