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5 Simple Home Minibar Ideas

wood wine room with tasting table

When people think of a home minibar, they think of something that is super luxurious and requires a lot of work to install. If you or your home aren’t equipped for that kind of commitment, you can still have a solid minibar that is capable of entertaining guests. Here are five simple home minibar ideas that don’t require a lot of time, money, or space to create.

Liquor Tray

liquor tray

A liquor tray is as simple as it gets when it comes to home minibars. While you won’t wow anyone with style, they will get the job done. They can transform any regular flat surface into a serving station. If you go this route, make sure to get something that is sturdy enough to handle a decent amount of weight.


An old unused bookcase can easily serve as the foundation of a home minibar. The different sized cubbies and shelves can store wine bottles, tools, and glasses. To implement some style, paint it or place some of your favorite home décor elements on it.

Spare Closet

custom home bar with decorative glass doors

It may sound odd to retrofit a closet to become a minibar, but it has gained popularity for those who want to have a low-profile home minibar. A few shelves, a small cabinet, and a mini fridge should be all you need to create a home bar with some nice features in a spare closet. A bonus to configuring a spare closet to become a minibar is you can lock it to prevent small children from having access to it.

Bar Cart

bar cart

Bar carts have gained popularity in recent years and they are a great addition to those who love having guests over. They are very versatile in what you can do with them as they can be used indoors and outdoors. When they aren’t in use, some people like to place them next to a sofa to act as a side table.

Blank Wall

Shelves are a fantastic way to take advantage of unused space and they are easy to install yourself. People often use them to store pictures and houseplants. However, shelves can also store bottles and glasses for a minibar. When it is party time, you can pull out a spare table for pouring drinks. It would be a good idea to have safety rails on the shelves so the bottles don’t fall onto the floor in the event of an earthquake or someone knocking into it.

As you can see, you can implement any of these ideas to create your own home minibar. While they can’t replicate a full home bar, they are perfectly capable of handling an evening of entertaining guests.

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