How important is it to have a home bar today with high end liquor stores selling all ranges of vodkas, whiskeys, tequila, run, gin, beer, we have it all. The times of liquor have changed to contemporary for the 2012 home bar; yet why is it still most people’s home bars still look right out of a 1970s Bollywood movie?
It’s easy to select beverages today and sorry I forgot a range of wines now; but when it comes to the modern home bar, the action is still going to a furniture shop with options of bars that look like shoe closet with mirror backs or heightened work desks in wood with drawers and cabinet. When I think of this scene I can imagine our bollywood villains Amrish Puri and Danny Denzongpa talking over it with Black Dog whiskey.
The home bars look nothing like a modern social hangout for young at heart out to have a time of their lives. Luckily, nearly all our bar partners over the last year took out the ranges of home bar solutions that make your bar look hmm, designed for the 21st century, today. There’s a lot to look forward to for making that perfect home bar whether you are in Mumbai, Pune, Bangalore or Delhi. We recently created a spectacular modular home bar for a client in Hyderabad which is no less than envious to the core at best.
Let’s start with the ABCs of making that perfect home bar for you. Let’s first look at the home bar needs, the problems and then the solutions. Most home bars whether in India or anywhere else are designed to serve till twenty to thirty ‘friends’; yet 80% of time it would be around four to eight.
Today’s homes are preparty pads. Before you hit out to a city bar, friends tend to hang out here and take the first shots. Let’s expect tequila, beer, vodka, and whiskey absolutely. Then some people are low on alcohol and celebrations call for white wine or even champagne, or else pure cola while some would prefer drink with orange juice or lime. There can be variants but this is mostly it.
The problem is as soon as you start opening bottles, glass, ice box, scoop, coasters, juice mixes, colas, the bar from an elegant centerpiece turns into a shabby junk pad that is sticky, spilly, and messy especially when more than one person are making their own drinks. Not the best way for a Gentleman’s bar, is it? When the wine bottle is opened, if its left quarter of half a bottle, the wine is lost in next three days.
Solution, your home bar needs a basic cocktail making center in easy swipe cleanable stainless steel that will keep all drink ingredients in their rightful places including glasses, ice, garnish, mixes, cutting board, barware, and a cleaning sink with a faucet. With this in place, your bar will turn pro in drink making just the way leading city/hotel bars make their cocktails.
Bottle challenge is handling by bottle ranks that can be kept on smart lighted liquor stands or inside a speed (fast-moving) liquor rack enclosed inside cabinet at lower level. With this, your bar top’s marble or onyx will stay clean and clear and give a look of a real Gentleman’s bar.
Handling the challenge of refrigerated beverages: Soda, cola, beers and juices; while for an outdoor temporary use bar, suggested is a drop-in ice well (insulated) with sliding cover to store bottles and cans in iced condition, for inside the home, the bar can have built in beverage cooler for beers and colas, and a small wine unit for seven to fifteen wine bottles; stylish and functional.
To add wow elements, the home bar may have a simple pro series soda and water dispensing system that will create your soda and dispense by the gun like a city bar and the need for keep buying and stocking sodas is ‘finished’.
A slick way to keep chilled vodkas is to place in a drop-in freezer where vodka bottles can be kept chilled; as well as two ice cream tubs to keep the desserts on.
Any home bar needs a level of flamboyance and what better than flambé with function. The stylish POD Bar at the back bar will keep wine bottles with seven mood lights, as well as built in wine preservation system for open bottles. A special section in or on-counter can be created for the POD Bar for your home bar; Else an equally stylish Le Verre de Vin home system will create the style and function and show your guests the amazing options you have for your home bar.
Finally to add little technology for the ending, add the Blendtec Connoisseur, the electronic drop-in-counter installed blender which only has its jar sticking out of the counter, where the rest of the machine part in under counter. The digi-touchpad displays on top and you can create your ice blended margaritas or smoothies at touch of a button. This works best in days of events and hired bartenders.
Talking about costs, a fully equipped drop in style home bar starts at Rs. 1.5 Lakhs to 5 Lakhs; and a free standing modular system in ss home bar will start at Rs. 5 Lakhs and finish at around Rs. 14 Lakhs. Yet the home bar is a true investment into happiness, freedom, friendship, luxury and celebration for a lifetime.
Meet us at BENNETA, we will conference with you and our designers will create special home bar designs at no charge for you and we offer state of art home bar solution from equipment as above to furnishing using modern and hand crafted bar designs. When you are ready to step into the next level of luxury, Benneta will make that perfect home bar that you and your family will cherish for generations.
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