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Denver Carpets and Interior Design: Building a Bar

With the advent of the New Year, everybody’s gotten under way on their New Year’s resolutions. Losing weight, get a promotion, finally visiting that Denver carpet store you’ve had your eye on; the generic list goes on and on. Why not try to do something that’s a little different, and will certainly add some flare to your home? Let’s face it; every guy has wanted to build their own bar in their home. Having a bar can make hosting parties at your home that much more elegant. Even if your tastes in home bars are on the grungier sides, the glamor added by having a bar in your home cannot be ignored. As such, this Denver carpet store will give you a list of materials and tools you will need for the project, as well as some basic tips to remember before you embark on the lengthy but ultimately fulfilling project.


Necessary Tools

  • Clamps
  • Miter saw
  • Air compressor
  • Air horse
  • Brad nail gun
  • Drill (preferably cordless)
  • Caulk gun
  • Level
  • Framing square
  • Jigsaw
  • Orbital sander
  • Wood glue
Necessary Materials

  • Bar molding
  • ¾ inch plywood
  • Construction adhesive
  • Drywall screws
  • Metal drip tray
  • Foam insulation
  • Hardwood trim
  • Beer tap kit
  • Two-by-fours
  • Base in desired material (wood, stone, etc.)

Things to remember

  • Your average home bar is about 42 inches in height. This is only going to be relevant when you’re looking for bar stools to buy, as most are made for that height.
  • Always remember to consider knee room when placing the overhang.
  • Bar molding is vital to reducing spills, provides pleasant arm rests, and makes the bar look more professionally done. When trying to decide whether or not to go with a bar molding, certainly our recommendation is to include it.
  • You are rarely told to install a drip lip when designing a bar, but that little strip of bulging wood will prevent spilled drinks to fall off the side of the bar. They’re worth the effort.
  • Metal railings for the foot rail can be expensive, so if you don’t want to put the money into it, its ok to just install a small ledge instead.


The actual process of building a bar in your home is too long for us to put into this blog, but rest assured, there are several free step-by-step guides out there on the internet. This post will simply serve to get you on the right track, and get you thinking about what it’s going to take to make a successful addition to your home.

How To Use This Information

Get an idea of the materials and tools necessary for your home bar project. Take our tips into account when building your bar too. Then, as you begin to finish off your masterpiece, make sure to visit Sloane’s Carpet Secret to buy the appropriate carpeting for your newly converted bar-room.