Ben Kuhl - Nov 16 2022
Using Floating Bar Shelves With Your Home Bar Space
It does not matter if your preference is for a bottle of beer, a glass of wine, or a ritzy mocktail. A home bar is an essential part of an elegant entertaining space. Suppose you want to integrate a bar into your house but avoid using precious or non-existent square footage.
In that case, shelves provide a remarkable solution for using wall space and simultaneously beautifying the bar area to your taste. Floating bar shelves are intended to hold wine bottles, glasses, and other liquor bottles. These shelves are ideal for any home bar.
What Are the Best Floating Shelves For Your Home Bar?
Are you looking for some excellent and attractive options for home bar floating shelves? The following are what would work great from our lineup of shelves:
Creating a Bar Area with Floating Shelves
In a farmhouse-style home, floating shelves are typically made from reclaimed or stained wood, which looks remarkable in most spaces. Wire hooks support each of these wooden shelves and inject some additional rustic flair into the room. They are supported ultimately by the exposed wooden beam.
Fashioning a cohesive space in your home bar means taking balance into consideration. Floating shelves have several remarkable attributes; however, the placement of the shelves and the items you opt to showcase could lead to things needing to be more crafted and cluttered. Using equal amounts of shelving and being intentional about what goes on the shelves can go a long way.
If your bar is in an open-concept space and you do not want to overpower it but still want to add a touch of visual interest, you can consider putting in a tiled backsplash between the floating shelves. The tiles you choose can bring an adequate amount of texture to the space while blending into the floating shelves to create a modern, seamless look.
Design Ideas for Your Wet Bar with Floating Shelves
The best wet bar will provide all needed to pour a glass of water, mix up a cocktail, and even prepare a quick snack. Extend the visual appeal and storage space offered by your floating shelves.
Shelves are meant to fit into every design aesthetic and provide additional storage space that can double as a display area for accessories to make your bar feel even more finished. Whatever your preference, you can find floating shelves that will complement your home bar.
Adding Floating Shelves Behind the Bar Area
Often, drink shelves behind the bar area are designed to provide a visual focal point of the space. They should be placed right below eye level to boost their visual impact. Remember that you will need to account for the heights of the items you intend to put on the shelves, which will, of course, be higher than the shelves themselves.
When adding the shelves behind the bar area, allow for a minimum of two feet of vertical space between the floating shelves and the counter so you can use the counter without being hindered by the shelves.
Adding Floating Shelves Above the Bar Area
Placing floating shelves above the bar area can provide lots of space to store items like liquors, display glasses, mugs, shakers, and liquor dispensers. Decide on the types of drinks that will be served and find the supplies that are needed to place on the shelves.
Ensure that they will make the bar more functional and visually appealing. If there is enough room for a small sink, floating shelves can be placed above it to create a wet bar without any space taken away from the bar area.
Adding Lighting to Your Bar Shelves
Backlighting behind shelves is a remarkable way of adding accent lighting to your bar. The backlighting highlights items you store in your bar, like the gorgeous glassware, making them a part of the décor and the functionality.
Pendant lights offer soft area lighting, and if put on a dimmer switch, you can amp up the brilliance or tone it down to produce a new mood you wish to have. Recessed lighting offers the same fantastic light quality without the nuisance of fixtures taking up extra space.
A home bar is quite convenient when hosting dinner parties, having laid-back celebrations with your inner circle, or just having a relaxing evening. Floating shelves provide a smart way to save on space and produce an exclusive accent in your home bar space.
Floating shelves are available in an assortment of sizes and styles. They range from small accent ledges to practical and durable storage shelves. Using floating bar shelves with your home bar space will give you the functionality and visual appeal to transform your space into an impressive conversation piece that will leave your friends and relatives in awe.
Hi, I’m Ben! I’m a woodworker, shelf creator, stain matcher, and general DIYer who blogs about all things woodworking and current custom floating shelf design trends. I'll even try my hand at non-shelf topics. Anyone can be an expert these days as long as they sound authoritative, right? I may even add some humor here and there (my wife thinks I'm funny, sometimes). Here's my story: Learn more.