Should You Build a Home Bar?

Are you someone who loves to entertain? Maybe you’re a wine enthusiast, but not sure how or where to store your vintage bottles? Having a custom wet bar or custom wine cellar might just be the thing you’re missing. You’ll be well on your way to being the envy of all your friends with your custom bar. Plus, with all of your home bar storage, you won’t have to worry about trying to find space to fit all of your bottles and accessories!

At Harkraft, we take pride in connecting homeowners with all of the support and guidance they need to perfect their living space. So today, we’ll be walking you through whether building a home bar is the right choice for you.

Building a Custom Bar

Having a custom bar in your home can be extremely rewarding. You can have all the benefits of going to your favorite restaurant or bar without even leaving your home. If you’re on the fence about whether or not you should take the plunge, take a look at some of the benefits that a custom bar can provide.

Here are just a few benefits of building a custom bar:

  • You’ll save money.

Instead of heading out all of the time, you’ll be able to enjoy your favorite cocktails in the comfort of your own home. While the initial investment might seem daunting, it will definitely pay off in the long run.


  • You’ll be the go-to place for all things entertainment.


Having a home bar will have your friends and family flocking to your house in droves. Host game day, watch parties, or have a poker night with the guys. Whatever it might be, you’ll be the envy of everyone who spies your beautiful, custom wet bar.


  • It might add value to your home.


If you think that down the road you’ll want to sell your home, having a custom bar may add to its overall value and boost your final selling price.

Building a Custom Wine Cellar

Similar to a custom bar, a wine cellar provides its own unique benefits. If you’re someone who loves wine but doesn’t have a proper way to store it, a custom wine cellar might just be what you’re missing.

Here are a few benefits of owning a custom wine cellar:


  • It saves you money.


Just like building a custom wet bar saves you money, having a custom wine cellar will also be beneficial to your wallet down the road. No more pouring out bad bottles because they weren’t properly stored in a temperature-controlled room for years. Plus, you’ll be able to purchase your favorite wines in bulk, giving you an infinite supply. No more spending money on overpriced glasses of wine at your favorite restaurant.


  • It adds character and value to your home.


There’s no doubt that having a custom wine cellar will add plenty of character to your home. You can show off your own personal style and taste with the design—and if you ever put your house up for sale it will likely increase its value.


  • It’s convenient.


Being able to quickly grab a last-minute bottle of your favorite vintage red for unexpected guests is reason enough to add a custom wine cellar to your home. No more frantically trying to rush to the store on Thanksgiving day for a couple of bottles. With a cellar right at home, you can stock up and always have a selection of various wines on hand for unforeseen situations.

Here are a few things to take into account when building a custom wine cellar:


  • Type of wood.


When designing your custom cellar, you want to make sure that you choose the proper type of wood. You want to choose a wood that can withstand high levels of humidity without becoming susceptible to damage. Redwood, pine, and mahogany are common woods used in wine cellars.

  • Selecting the proper settings.

One of the main reasons for building a wine cellar is to provide a place to properly store your wine so it ages well. This includes making sure that your cellar is equipped with the right humidity levels, lighting, and temperature options.


  • Size of the cellar.


The size of your cellar will depend on how much wine you intend to store.

Create Your Custom Bar or Wine Cellar with Harkraft

Creating a custom bar or wine cellar is an exciting (and sometimes overwhelming) activity. So let Harkraft help you bring your dream to life. With over 50 years of expertise, we can create a temperature-controlled wine cellar to store all of your favorite vintages—or create a bar that rivals your favorite restaurant’s. Contact us today for a design consultation.