The days of the old "recreation room" bar may be gone, but home bars are as popular as ever. No longer highly visible with tall stools surrounding a focal point in the corner where plumbing was accessible, bars can now be located almost anywhere. This is largely due to building codes that reflect more accommodating materials and kits, such as drop ceilings, floating floors, and easy to install plumbing and electrical connections.
Now modern bars are able to blend in as complementary components of larger entertainment centers, keeping sightlines clear for viewing big screens from every corner. So, if you're planning a home theater area in your home, you might want to consider making it more functional by adding a small bar area with a sink, an insulated ice chest, and a blender. It is sure to contribute to more functional use of your enhanced living space.
- Dee Hnatko