A bar cabinet is a piece of furniture with shelves and drawers used to store alcohol, glasses and bar ware. Bar cabinets can also be wall cupboards installed above a bar table. Bar cabinets can be made of oak, maple or cherry wood. The shelves sometimes do not have doors in order to allow easy access to the items stored in the cabinet. The front doors of the cabinet can also be made of glass for an easy view of the contents inside. While bar cabinets can be used to store your alcohol and bar ware, you can also use the cabinet to meet a variety of your storage needs. With little or no alteration to your bar cabinet, you can have a diverse piece of furniture you can use to store a variety of items in your home.
A bar cabinet can be an ideal place to store your wine collection. A bar cabinet typically has wood doors concealing the shelving behind. This dark storage environment provides the conditions you need to store your wine collection. Wine deteriorates when exposed to sunlight, and keeping your bottle in a dark environment will add to the wine’s longevity. Very often, your bar cabinet will already have the wine storage racks installed. If your bar cabinet does not have wine storage racks, you can easily purchase some at your local department store. Place your newly purchased wine racks onto the shelves of your bar cabinet. If your bar cabinet has glass doors, you can still block out the light by covering them with decorative paper or fabric carefully tacked with glue or push pins to the inside your doors. Or you can replace the glass doors with solid wood to keep the light from hitting your wine.
A bar cabinet can be an excellent place to store all of your glassware. If your cabinet has open shelving, you can use it to display your best and most unique glass bowls and vases. Bar cabinets will often have glass racks preinstalled. Glass racks are an excellent place to hang your stemware for easy access and safe storage. If you have a bar cabinet with glass doors, then you can use the cabinet as a display case for your glassware collection. You can use the drawers of the cabinet to store any small glass items you may have, or you can use the drawers to store your glass cleaning products for easy access and use.
If you do not have much need for a bar in your home, but you do like to entertain with formal dinners, then you can use your bar cabinet as a formal china cabinet in your dining room. Use the open shelving in the bar cabinet to display your finer pieces of china. The cupboards of the bar cabinet can be used to store your everyday plates. The drawers of the bar cabinet can be used to store your cloth tablecloth, placemats and napkins. You can also use the top of the bar cabinet can also be used as a buffet or serving station during your formal meal.
A large bar cabinet can be used as an entertainment center in your living room or recreational room. The top of the cabinet is typically large enough to hold the stand for a flat screen television. The shelves can be used to store your DVD player, Blu-ray player, digital cable box and other video equipment. You may have a little difficulty running the wires and electrical cords out of the back of your bar cabinet. With a fine cut power handsaw and some carefully placed measurements, you can create a few small holes in the back of your bar cabinet where you can run your unsightly cables and plugs to the wall. You can also use the drawers to store your remote controls and instruction manuals.
A bar cabinet can be a great place to store away your unused cords and small tools. The shelving gives you a place to organize your medium-size items and you can purchase hooks and dividers at your local hardware store for more storage options. The wood doors of your cabinet can hide away many of the items you need easy access to, such as a screwdriver and a flashlight, but are not necessarily attractive to view. The drawers give you a place to keep loose screws and rolls of tape. You can hide away many of your unsightly utility items in an attractive bar cabinet.