Bar Cabinets: Style, Class, and Beauty

Cabinets add a special feel to almost any room. Depending on the cabinet, you can get functionality or beauty; those lucky few get a beautiful mixture of both. Not all cabinets are created equally as anyone who has browsed for a cabinet or two can tell you. Choosing the right cabinet for your needs is often filled with lots of potholes and bumps. Having the knowledge to find that perfect cabinet is not easily taught; it is not easily learned. A lot of cabinet chooses are purely a matter of choice.

Some bar cabinets are simplistic type cabinets that can be used for any other purpose. For instance, a normal cabinet for us in another part of your home may be converted to a bar cabinet. However, there are some exquisite bar cabinets that demand our attention. These specialty cabinets were created for that special area in our home that we call a home bar.

One type of popular bar cabinet actually has a small refrigerating unit in the cabinet. This is great for storing things that need cooled such as whipping cream, cherries, and other such frills. There are some bar cabinets that have special compartments that hold wine and keep it chilled at the proper angel as to not disturb the sediment.

Of course, bar cabinets that store and protect wine bottles do not necessarily have to be cooled. There are numerous popular models of wine cabinets that are not cooled; some people believe a wine should not be stored in a cooling device - they believe it ruins the aging process. Therefore, you can get both a dry wine cabinet and a cool wine cabinet. Sometimes, it may prove better to have both. You can remove the wine from the dry cabinet a few hours before you need to serve it and place it in the cooler for cooling.

The designs of these are extravagant and numerous. Sometimes, they hold only wine glasses or mugs; sometimes they only hold wine; sometimes they hold a combination. I prefer bar cabinets that have those holders so those wine glasses can be stored upside down, suspended from the top of the cabinet; then in the compartment there is space for wine to be stored. On top of the cabinet, my ideal bar cabinets would have a shelf used for storing my specialty liquor bottles and shot glasses. The top would have space for mixing drinks. Of course, the whole think would be decorative and beautiful. I like ivy embellishments.

Bar cabinets tend to be pricey the more you expect of your cabinet; the type of material used is also reflected in the price. However, a good bar cabinet will last a lifetime of use and create memories that will last generations. Therefore, when choosing a cabinet for a potential bar, ask yourself this: can you not afford to get the best bar cabinet on the market today? Once you contemplate this question, then you are ready to go shopping.

About The Author

Delbert Parkison has been a co-author of many cabinet making books such as “Cabinet Making Magic”. For more than 14 years, he had taught workshop classes at his local community high school. At, Delbert will take you through a step by step guide on how to make an ideal, space saving, and inexpensive cabinet that is right for your home.