The use of glass in the home is on the rise as the proliferation of residential wet bars continues. Some of these multi-function areas may be tiny corners carved out for entertaining, and others may be huge basement man caves. But either way, glass products are a smart choice. Below are just a few of the smart ways to use glass in wet bars:
- Heavy glass - 1/2″ and 3/4″ thick are smart solutions for serving bar areas. Non-porous and non-staining, these surfaces, whether clear glass, low-iron glass, or backpainted glass, make cleanup a breeze when entertaining.
- Backpainted glass makes a wonderful backsplash that can add focus and color to the space. It can also be tempered if necessary for shelving, or dividers.
- Mirror is the go-to choice to keep the drink-maker in touch with the action. It also adds a “jewelry-like” feel to the space, drawing the eye – and interest – to the space. Antique mirror is a traditional, old world way to add mirrors with a little additional interest and charm.
- Low-iron glass is perfect for shelving in these areas. It allows overhead lights to penetrate down through the glass and barware, making for a beautiful display. There so many cool options for hardware too, like suspension wires or floating systems, that take ordinary shelving into the realm of art.
The below slide show I curated at Houzz.com shows some of the interesting ways designers are using glass in residential wet bar environments. Maybe a few will spark your imagination too!