4 Easy Ways to Upgrade Your Home Bar
If you’re like me, having a bar at home is like having a washer and dryer: a life-improving luxury, but not a necessity. (There are other ways to get clean clothes and great cocktails.)
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However, creating an at-home bar is definitely on my life bucket list, and I intend to tackle the project in steps — a cocktail shaker here, a bar tray there — until I’ve achieved an awesome home bar. To make sure I’m going about it right, though, I checked in with Jeffrey Beers of the interior design and architecture firm Jeffrey Beers International, who’s designed bars for celebs like Jean-Georges, Daniel Boulud, Jay Z and more.
Whether you’re a homeowner who is interested in actually building a custom bar (lucky!), or you’re an urban apartment-dweller simply looking to choose a cool bar cart, Beers’ tips will help guide you on a practical and aesthetic level. Plus, we found bar furniture and accessories that align with Beers’s suggestions. (Worst case scenario, you just save these smart ideas to your "dream house" Pinterest board for the day when you’re ready to upgrade from a liquor cabinet to a dedicated space from which to serve drinks.)
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