With the rise of multipurpose furniture, the bar cart has been getting a lot of attention. After all, they’re versatile, multi-function pieces that look great and don’t take up much space. You can use them indoors and outdoors, for parties or decoration, and arrive ready to use. It’s a small way to personalize a number of rooms in your house with extra storage and style.
An Easy Accent Piece
As far as furniture goes, a bar carts are easy to set up by yourself. Wheel it to a spot of your choosing in the house, lock the wheels in place and… that’s it! You’re ready to stock and decorate it as you see fit. Displaying liquor or glassware is traditional, and transforms each bottle into a decorative and functional piece of the room. But if you’re not a big drinker, this doesn’t have to be the case. You can use your bar cart to display anything form knick knacks to paint supplies to bath oils. Whatever fits the room.
Unlike other furniture, bar carts are portable and are meant to be moved from time to time. If you’re entertaining, you can push the cart over to where the people are to serve them drinks from your assortment of beverages on the cart itself. That means no trip to the kitchen necessary (except maybe for ice). If you leave the top clear, you can even mix drinks right next to your guests.
Take The Party Outside
Depending on the cart, you can even take some bar carts outdoors. That makes them ideal for occasions like garden parties, dinners, and casual evenings on the deck. With a bar cart, it only takes one trip from your kitchen to take the party outside. Don’t want to drag your cart inside every time you use it? You can easily find a weatherproofed model that can be left out on your deck year round. That said, even indoor models with wheels can be used outside, and then tucked away inside again for storage.
Bar Cart Kitchen Islands
If you have a smaller kitchen, you can also use a bar cart as a kitchen island. Many kitchens don’t have the room for a full-size island; a bar cart can step in as a much smaller alternative that still provides a decent amount of counter space. Still taking up too much space? You can simply roll your kitchen island away to another room when you’re cooking. Plus, it’s extra cabinet or shelf area for oils, spices, and other cooking ingredients that’s easy to reach.
Serve Up A Crowd On A Traditional Bar Cart
Of course, all this is ignoring the original purpose of a bar cart: serving food and drinks. Bar carts range in size from simple drink tables to full sized serving carts; be sure to choose one that’s appropriate to the number of people you’ll be hosting. You can use the cart to prep drinks or food in the kitchen and wheel it out to your guests. They’ll enjoy not only the food but the presentation of the platter you made brought out on a fancy cart.
No matter if you are big on hosting guests or just want a mobile piece of decorative furniture, a bar cart is an affordable investment among serving trays.
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