4 Cool Goodies for Your Home Bar

A home bar would be a great spot in a home. But before we go any further you must have identified a good location where your home bar should be.  When you have made up your mind with that, it’s now time to consider the things you’ll need to set it up.  Usually you can find home bars in varied designs which are already complete with racks, shelves and so on.  Finding a home bar should be easy and I’m pretty sure there is one to match with your existing furniture.

Check out some home bar designs here.

Here are the home bar goodies you’ll need:


wine glassesIt’s no brainer, when you serve wine, a proper glass would definitely bring out the best of any wine.  You can find good stemware brands and perhaps you can buy a set or two  for this to fill in your home bar.  Depending on your budget, there are pieces which cost a bit high.  One of the best brands is Connoisseur.

Find best wines here, it provided a list on the best wines for 2015.



Cocktails are interesting to prepare because you can be as artistic as you want.  For cocktails you will need jigger, strainer, muddler, zester and cocktail shaker.  These are helpful when mixing your drink and with your presentation using some types of glasses like highball glasses, martini glasses, shot glasses, margarita glasses and whiskey glasses.  And of course don’t forget a cocktail recipe book that you can  refer to when the situation calls for.

You can find various cocktail recipes here.



Sometimes it is wonderful to stock some high end brews.  Do you know that there are different types of glasses for beer?  What we commonly see are beer mugs and pint but schooner glasses and pilsner would complete your beer glasses at home.

Learn about the top 10 beer brands here.



A home bar would not be complete with a variety of spirits like whiskey, vodka and tequila to name some.  You’ll need brandy glasses, snifters, whisky glasses and maybe some simple classic shot glasses.

Find some good spirits here.

With all that present in your home bar, you can relax at home and choose from any of your stocks or when an expected visitor comes, you’ll know you have something to offer right away.

Setting up a home bar can be a work in progress too.  You don’t have to make it full right away, so no worries really.

12 Easy Ways to Transform a Room


A comfortable room is all we want especially after a long day.  Here are several easy room transformation tips.


  1. Organize the disorganized

Start by cleaning your room, there is nothing compared to a clean room.  Keep those clutters away by using organizers.  Get some colourful baskets for soiled clothes, little boxes for those little things, hangers for other stuff.  It’s all about getting all your things organized.

  1. Get your bedding into shape

This is super easy, with a comforter or a duvet around.  This will create a brand new look where you can explore colours and various designs.  For example you can choose girly to something graphic, or if you used to have the classic, go for modern.  This can be done in no time.

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  1. Move some things to the sides

A slight change in arrangement can get you an outright transformation.  Putting the bed at the center or sides can be an idea or if that’s too heavy for you, go for the lighter furniture.

  1. Get a headboard

A new headboard can be a nice addition to your bed and it can bring a different look.  Selecting something that suits your personality will be great.  There are many wall-mounted headboards you can find.

  1. Ribbons here and there

Get those ribbons to your bed skirts, to your pillowcases and even to your shams. It can give a different vibe in the room; you just need to get that creativity up and about.


  1. Wow windows

Get some colours to your windows with some valance. What you can do is to get some curtains and make sure that it complements with your valance.

  1. Add a rug

If you have a portion of the room that’s nothing on, you can place a rug there.  A contrast to what’s current in your room would be good.

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  1. Posh that dresser

You can dress up your old dresser with beautiful wall paper or you can also try painting it with a colour of your choice.  That drab dresser will really be nice and perfect once again.


  1. Change handles

This is a simple DIY that you can do without fuss.  You can get new handles which have unique designs for your doors and drawer pulls.  This will definitely give your room a new look.

  1. Go for night stands

Have a nightstand around so you can vary the lighting in your room.  Lighting can affect your mood and if you want to relax, you sure don’t want those high beams shining on you.


  1. Bring in some green

Make your room alive by putting a not-so –big house plant.  It’s not just cool to look, it also freshens the air around your room.  So, get to your garden and get that plant, this should be a breeze.

  1. Pillow control

You don’t need excessive pillows; a couple would do just fine.  Pillows take up so much bed space and if you want to stretch your body, keep those extra pillows away.

How to Maximize Your Small Space

A lot of people are more interested in small living spaces for different reasons.  Some wants a simpler lifestyle, some wants to lessen expenses and others just want to get a good start.  For whatever reasons, condominiums and apartments are highly in demand.

small spaces

When your place is small you need to be clever in managing your space that is why layouts are extremely important.  While you want to save or just prefer a smaller space, you want it to be comfortable too.  Here are some ways to make your living space look larger than it is.

  1. Colour choice

Choosing your colour is important because it can change the elements of your space dramatically.  Colours bring out individuality of the homeowner.  What you can do is study some colour pallets for a start.  Definitely you will have your preferences.  When you are done let’s narrow it some more.  Remember that lighter colours make a space look wider.  This should guide you in choosing the most prominent colour in your home.

When choosing you also consider the mood you’d like to have, do you want serenity and calmness or do you want it to be lively and full of energy?  Here is what colours can do:

  • Set a mood in your home
  • Manipulates the magnitude of your space

So, again choose colours with lighter tones, this is true to all your surfaces in the house.  By doing this, more light is reflected in the entire space.  In case your apartment has dark coloured floors, you can work with carpets with brighter colours.

Cool light hues make a space look wider and dark and warm hues can make the space appear smaller.  In order to make your ceiling appear higher, choose a lighter contrast of your wall.

Don’t think that your space will look dull, you can utilize decorations to accentuate fullness of colour around, and then your space will look lively.

  1. Design solutions

storage walls

Choose designs well because these add value to your space.  Since your space is small, it’s good to stick to what is functional.  Moreover, storage walls are very effective in small spaces.  For example you can opt for a storage wall to keep your TV when you’re not using it.  Do not allow to let that black screen rule your living area.  In designing your dining area, you can go for stylish tables in varying sizes, colours and even shapes.  Extension tables are efficient when you have guests.  Also, make sure that almost everything is mounted to keep your floor space.

  1. Functional furniture


Furniture should be practical but don’t be discouraged because practical can still mean stylish.  Get furniture that is versatile or multi-functional.  There are cubes which can be used as table when put together or as a stool for seating when used individually.

  1. Consistent flooring

One of the best ways to make your space appear larger is to make flooring consistent.  Personally, I prefer beige all throughout and if you can get tiles with great glazing that would really be perfect because light reflection is also better.  When the flooring is consistent, there is continuity in your sight, it flows and so it appears wider.