Creating a Home Bar in a Tough Economy
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Creating a Home Bar in a Tough Economy, Bar Stool Guide - My Bar Stools

Have you always wanted to build the home bar of your dreams but feel like the economy is too tough to do it now? Think again. There is no better time than now to consider adding a home bar to your living space. With these simple ideas on how to make your very own home bar on a budget, you will be on your way to the perfect hang out spot for you, your family and your friends.

1. Buy in bulk. When shopping for bar stools, be sure to check out what sort of discount you can get if you buy two or more. Often sold in pairs, bar stools can sometimes be sold for less when they are purchased in bulk. Look around for the best deal and, if you have the space, sometimes buying four or more bar stools at a time can be a great way to save money overall.

2. Do it yourself. Buying unfinished bar stools can be another excellent way to save some money. Often shipped in an easy-to-assemble package, unfinished bar stools are a crafty and fun way to get the perfectly customized look for your home bar while saving a few bucks. Unfinished bar stools come in a variety of styles and designs, just waiting for you to put the finishing touches on them.

3. Go shorter. Having a lower bar can sometimes save you money. 18-inch, short bar stools are generally cheaper than tall bar stools and can be a wonderful way to cut back costs. Perfect for under-the-bar seating or a more intimate setting, short bar stools are a great accent to any home bar.

4. Keep it simple. After spending a lot of money on the big things like the surface of your bar, the lighting and cabinetry, a great way to save money is to keep your seating simple. A simple, stationary, backless bar stool can be found for an affordable $89. The more frills your bar stool has—swiveling seat, cushioned top, hydraulic lifting—the more expensive it is going to be. Keeping it simple doesn’t have to mean boring, but it can mean a whole lot of savings.

5. Incorporate the old. To give your bar a wonderful comfy touch, use some of your old pieces with the new. This will give your home a cohesive feel and will help you save money. Reconsider tossing old lamps and instead, give them a fresh coat of paint. Change out old framed art with fresh, new art and save on wall décor. Find a use for your old record albums and create funky wall art for your new space. Be creative and make your old stuff work like new in your bar.

Without spending a fortune on new items, you can still create the new home bar space that you have always wanted. Be a thrifty and careful shopper and find new uses for some of your old belongings. You’ll save money and feel great in your fresh new home bar.


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