One of the easy ways to add some excitement in your home bar is to include a media center in the home bar design. Some even go so far as to install multiple TV screens so guests can watch several stations at once. Home bars make a great place to place a game room that includes a ping-pong table, air hockey, pool table or pinball machines. Dartboards are an excellent game to include in a home bar design.
Pay careful attention to the lighting in your home bar. Proper lighting is essential and will set the mood for your home bar. Lighting can be achieved through a variety of sources. New technology allows you to own commercial bar lighting at a fraction of the cost.
One of the coolest trends in home bar lighting is the use of Traxon mood light panels. These panels are 19-1/2-inches by 19-1/2 inches square and plug into an electrical outlet. They come in a variety of colors and can be put together to create a unique lighting source. Traxon panels work well behind the bar and create a special ambience.
The Disco ball is still a popular choice for the home bar. While it doesn’t offer much in the way of lighting, it does a great job of reflecting light and bouncing it off the walls. One thing is for certain, you either love the Disco ball or you hate it.
You can find a variety of Tiffany lamps with stained glass designs. Many Tiffany lamps are emblazoned with sports and liquor logos, and other appropriate bar designs. Tiffany lights are a good choice to use above round tables or as a lighting source over game tables. Look for Tiffany lamps in home decorating centers or pool table/gaming specialty stores.
Recessed lighting is a popular choice to use above the bar area. Use dimmer switches so you have more control over the lighting. If tabletop or torch lamps are used, make certain they have a 3-way switch so you can dim the lights when desired.
Regardless of your style and tastes you can easily create a unique home bar that will provide you will years of entertainment. Just do your homework and conduct research to help you make informed choices. Then go shopping and have fun creating your new entertainment area