While traditional wet bars are classy as all get out, not all of us have the space for one. That’s why bar carts have experienced such a surge in popularity in recent years. They’re easy to customize and are a lot more affordable than installing counters and cabinetry.
Even so, not everyone has the floor space for a bar cart. That’s where the minibar closet comes in. It’s surprisingly easy to convert an unused closet into a stylish minibar. You can keep the bottom half as is, installing shelves on top for bottles and glasses, or go all-in and transform the space into a full bar with wine fridge, mirrors and mood lighting.
It’s also convenient to have the space tucked away. Bar carts are easy to bump into, but a bar closet keeps your precious stemware and collection of liqueurs from being damaged when people get a little too into dancing at your next cocktail party.
Read on for inspiration on how you can transform your boring old closet into a one-of-a-kind bar.