Project Update: Wet Bar

We are very close to completing the remodel!  With only a couple weeks left, things are really starting to come together.  One element that is basically complete is the den wet bar.  When we bought the house, the original 80's style bar closet was in need of a serious refresh.  

The hubs capturing the wet bar during our first visit to the house

While I'm sure the (broken) ice maker got plenty of use at one time, we figured that a wine cooler in the same space would be a better fit and a nice update.  I first considered removing the sink completely, but with the plumbing already in place, I decided it will be great to have. With a filtering faucet, we can use the sink for drinking water and even add a coffeemaker on the counter and we have a wine and coffee bar!  The black counters, mirrored backsplash and glass shelves gave the whole bar a dated look and the wine storage rack felt heavy overhead.  While double doors gave us the option to close off the closet, they really weren't necessary and when open, they crowded the floor space in the den.  We removed the doors and created a cased opening, helping to make the bar a part of the room.  

See below for my wine/coffee bar inspiration and a few of the elements I chose.  We are using the same durable quartz counters in our master bathroom, and the penny round mosaic backsplash matches the subway tile we added above our kitchen counters.  Stay tuned for photos of the completed bar, coming soon!

photos: coffee bar & wine bar

materials: tilequartzfaucet