It might have been a dream of yours for a long time. Maybe you just have a bit of extra space in a new home that you’re not sure how to use. Whatever the reason, the answer is: yes, you should build that home pub. Save the money going out for drinks by making your very own place to entertain friends like they’ve never been entertained before.
You can’t have a real home pub if you don’t actually have a bar. Without one, it’s just more of a recreation room. There are a lot of ready-made bars you can buy and move in like any regular piece of furniture. However, if you really want to go the whole way, you want to build it into the home and make it a real part of the room. Luckily, there are DIY bar building tutorials that can teach you all the details.
A place to park your rear
If you want the real home pub experience, then you don’t want to have to bring in your kitchen chairs or rely on cheap deck seating. You want proper stools, as well as real tables for pubs that give you and your guests that same casual, relaxed feeling they would get at your local. Of course, you might want to throw in a sofa, too. At least you know you don’t have to deal with punters making a mess of your furniture.
Giving it the look
The bar itself and the right tables and chairs are going to contribute to the proper aesthetic. But look at your property and how else it could be used to add a bit of legitimacy to it. For instance, if you’re in an older property, then play up the more aged sensibilities of the place while giving it a modern finish. Consider having a little fun with old school pub signs and pictures, and maybe even a bit of neon.
Make sure you have some entertainment
Of course, the best pubs have more than drink on offer. If you and your friends are of the sporty variety, then adding a flat screen to the wall can give you the perfect place to watch the match. Otherwise, you can look into classic games like adding pool tables, darts boards, and maybe even a pinball machine. If your friends have some ideas, then why not consider getting them to contribute some funding for the entertainment, too.
The most important ingredient
We’re not making any assumptions, but let’s say it’s likely that you’re going to want to stock the bar with certain kinds of beverages. That’s as important as having the bar itself. To begin with, start small. Pick the stuff you know you enjoy in particular, and maybe a few samples outside the norm for friends. Most importantly, make sure you have the shelves and refrigerators necessary to actually store it all.
Make all the right steps and you’ll soon find your home pub is the talk of all your friends. Don’t be surprised if you find you suddenly have a few brand new friends, too.