How To: Create a Home Bar

Nothing beats coming home from a hard day’s work and having your very own home bar to unwind, maybe knock back a beer or two. All you need to do to create a home bar in a nook of your living room or game room is to add a few accent pieces to give it warmth and make it the kind of place where everybody knows your name. Need ideas? Just head down to your neighborhood pub or rent any movie set in Ireland… chances are the characters head down to the pub for a pint of Guinness at some point in the film.

Once you’ve got a theme (a professional sports team, a famous beer brand, a university mascot), all you need is some authentic pub furniture and accessories. Think high tables in dark woods, thick bar stools with or without padded armrests, a dart board and, if you’ve got the room, perhaps a pool table.

To get you started, we’ve put together some product ideas from Tempo,  a leading manufacturer of wooden and metal bar stools and pub sets.

THE SET
The Brazilia Bar Height Pub Set features an elegantly crafted table that is simple in design but has classic decorative touches to give it charm and appeal. An ideal choice for updating your kitchen or for adding additional seating to the room where you entertain the most. The set includes two comfortable bar stools.

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THE TABLE
The style and height of your pub table will help determine what goes around it. Some things to keep in mind…

  • Counter Height Table –  around 35” to 38” ; you’ll need counter height stools with a 24” to 26” seat height
  • Bar Height Tables – usually goes to about 40” to 42” and work well with bar stools which have a 29” – 31” seat height
  • Dining Tables – are commonly 28” to 30” high and require chairs with seat height 18” or below

The Counter Height Pub Table
Blending casual style, comfort and contemporary design, The 8-Ball pub table is elegantly crafted with a simple yet stylish design with classic touches that give it charm and appeal.  Stools are available in a number of colors and materials that allow you to customize it exactly to your requirements.

Counter Height 36″ H
Wooden Table Top Size Available in 36″ or 42″ diameter
Table Top Finishes Cherry, Black or Tobacco

Matching 8-Ball stools are available with a with Metal Back Swivel or as a Backless Swivel Counter Stool.

The Bar Height Pub Table
The Wilmington is elegantly crafted with a simple yet stylish design with classic touches that gives it charm and appeal. The Wilmington pub table is ideal for any modern or retro styled home decor or commercial setting with a number of material, color and finish options that will let you customize it to your personal taste.
Bar Height 40″ H
Table Top Size Tempered glass available in 28″, 36″, or 42″ diameter

Matching Wilmington Stools have flared legs, a single-ring footrest and come with a number of materials, color and finish options.

THE STOOLS
Once you’ve chosen a table, make sure you select the right size stools and figure out whether you want them with or without a back, with or without arm rests.

The Counter Stool
A study in contrast, with design details like a wood crest rail offset by a metal base, the Madera stool will add a touch of class to any home bar, whether the decor is traditional or contemporary. The plushly padded cushion and seat back will keep family and guests comfortable for hours.

  • Seat height: 26″
  • Hand-made metal construction
  • Available in a choice of finishes
  • Seat available in a number of fabrics and colors
  • Wooden top piece back rest available in Tobacco, Black, or Natural finish
  • Optional Swivel or Stationary seat

The Bar Stool
The Waldorf contemporary style bar stool has an Old World ambiance that is perfect for any decor, whether in an apartment or house. The distinctive feature of this stool is its cross-hatch pattern backrest with scrolled arms. It also has flared legs and a generously padded seat for comfort.

  • Seat height: 30″
  • Hand-made metal construction
  • Available in a choice of finishes
  • Single-ring base with unique design
  • Padded seat available in a number of fabrics and colors
  • Option for swivel or stationary seat

The Backless Stool
The Martini bar stool has a quirky sense of fun that is ideal for any decor. It doesn’t matter if you’re having a drink, eating a snack or chatting with friends, the plush padded seat is designed for comfort.

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