Ideas for a Wet Bar

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Although wet bars are most practically used as places to store and serve drinks, there are many other uses to consider as well. Unlike a dry bar, a wet bar has a sink, which is very convenient if you are serving drinks, but a bit more difficult to work with you if you want to use the space for something else. Should you wish to convert your wet bar space into something else, you can either leave the sink area alone or use it for something other than washing glasses.

Arts & Crafts

  • If you have kids, the wet bar area is the perfect place to set up an arts and crafts station. The sink can be used to clean your hands, wash paint brushes or even for dying items. Use the countertop as the work space and store construction paper, paint, glues, glitter and other supplies in any cabinets above and below your wet bar. For those people with more elaborate wet bar setups, use some of the extra countertop space to display pottery creations and use the walls to display artwork created by you or your kids.

Mini Kitchen

  • With the addition of a microwave and a mini-fridge, your wet bar can become a small kitchen. The wet bar turned kitchen is especially convenient for those who like to cook and watch TV at the same time. Most wet bars have enough space for you to store dishes and glasses. Larger wet bars even have space for stools, so guests can hang out as you whip up a simple meal. Your microwave can go on the countertop, and you can place your mini-fridge to the side of the wet bar or in a larger cabinet. Put some soap, sponges and a hand towel by the wet bar and now you can do dishes, too.

Ignore the Sink

  • Use your the wet bar's countertop and cabinets for storage of your choice. If you are worried that your books or CDs may fall in the sink, disconnect the water pipe. Then you can use the sink for storage as well.

    Another option for the more construction-savvy homeowners is to convert the wet bar into something else. Depending on how the wet bar is constructed, you may be able to remove the sink portion and build an additional cabinet. Conversely, you can always remove the entire wet bar and start from scratch. If you really do not plan to use the sink, there is no point in it taking up space. That extra space can be used for a card table, a bookshelf or anything else of your choosing.

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