Elevate Your Home Bar with Mackenzie-Childs
Drinks with friends or your significant other is an enjoyable way to relax and have some fun.
Though you could go out to a bar, there are a lot of perks to recreating the experience at home. With a home bar, you don’t need to worry about driving or taking a cab, you save money and can order anything you want! Then, at the end of the night, your bed is just a few steps away.
More people are seeing the benefits of a home bar and installing them in their homes. This trend has been dubbed “the rise of the home bar,” with people investing more in their current home bars and requesting builders install them in new homes.
For a home bar you love and want to hang out at, you need to make it feel special. If it lacks unique elements, special equipment, and glasses, it won’t be different from making drinks in your kitchen. On the other hand, if you want your home bar to be the hot spot for friends and family, you need it to look the part. Fortunately, you don’t need to install a thatched tiki bar roof or ornate tilework to make it stand out. Instead, you can easily add charm and style with the unique products of MacKenzie-Childs.
Before picking out your décor pieces, decide on your bar’s aesthetic. Do you want a dive bar feel or more of an upscale cocktail lounge? The beauty of a home bar is you can cater the décor to your taste and aren’t confined by other opinions or rules. So, if you want dive bar stools and high-end glassware – go for it! Mackenzie-Childs products are highly versatile, adding color, character, and charm to every space no matter what the vibe of your home bar will be.
Next, consider how you will use your home bar. Will you serve coffee and tea? Snacks and cocktails? Perhaps you want to turn it into an English pub and serve up fish and chips? Once you know how you will use your bar, you will need the proper equipment and accessories. Although you could use your glasses and plates from your kitchen, this won’t feel special, and you will have to bring them back and forth whenever you need something. Instead, look for bold, eye-catching pieces that will catch guests’ attention. For example, instead of serving chips or olives in a plain white kitchen bowl, you can use a MacKenzie-Childs hand-painted black and white check dish.
Regardless of the type of food you may serve, you will likely have a selection of drinks. Every home bar will serve up a selection of beverages, whether that be classic cocktails, wine, or beer. Although you may love more intricate cocktails and want to offer a range of choices, you don’t have a bartender staffing your bar. Suppose you’re going to enjoy delicious drinks while also enjoying guests’ company. In that case, you can make pitchers of favorites like sangria, mojitos, or margaritas to save you time and ensure the drinks keep flowing. You can also keep wine out on the bar, chilling in a wine cooler so guests can serve themselves. ShopHQ.com, an online shopping website, has several MacKenzie-Childs pitchers and a gorgeous wine cooler that will compliment any home bar’s look and feel.
For many, their home bar may take up the corner of a room or have a particular spot in their backyard, but some have the space for an entire room that can run as a full-functioning bar and restaurant. This is the ultimate in entertainment goals and has so much potential to create a space that makes you feel like you’ve escaped to the coolest bar in town. Regardless of size, you will likely have some seating, whether that be belly-up to the bar or at small tables next to it. You can create a real bar feel by adding MacKenzie-Childs ornate dishes full of pretzels, nuts, and olives where people will be sitting.
As you can see, MacKenzie Childs has everything you could want to elevate your entertainment space. From the fanciest cocktail shakers to coasters to glassware, the pieces designed by the team of MacKenzie-Childs artisans will spark the imagination of everyone who visits your home bar. To show you just how great they are, here are a few of our favorite pieces:
MacKenzie-Childs 13.5” Rabbit Cocktail Shaker
How do you like your martinis? Shaken or stirred? Personally, I prefer all martinis to be shaken in this rabbit cocktail shaker! This is sure to impress guests, with its impressive rabbit head on top of the shaker. The shaker is also made of cast aluminum and stainless steel, so it will last and help you shake up the best cocktails on your block!
This is the perfect addition to any bar top or table for serving up sweet or savory snacks. With the stunning mix of onyx and ivory, the check design is eye-catching and functional. When guests ask about this piece (which they surely will), you can tell them that a lot went into making it! It is handcrafted, fired, glazed, and fired again and then hand-painted, fired, and lustered!
As mentioned, having wine chilling on your bar will make it easier for guests to serve themselves and for you to enjoy your time with them. Not only will this keep your wine cool but looks great sitting on your bar. This wine cooler features MacKenzie-Childs infamous Courtly Check pattern with gold-tone detailing and is handcrafted, making it truly unique.
This beautiful serving board features a whale tail cut-out with tartan details complemented by four charming hand-painted whale knives. This piece can be used at your home bar or your next dinner party, impressing guests and serving up canapés in style.
MacKenzie-Childs is a true visionary, creating quirky items that will enhance the look of any home bar. One-of-a-kind items like the ones listed above will make your space feel unique and act as conversation starters at your next cocktail party!