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Kitchen storage solutions: bars

The breakfast bar has always been a popular addition to the kitchen, however, there has become increasing demand for a more sophisticated addition – the pantry bar. For those who enjoy entertaining, pantry bars are on the rise – think floating glass shelves for displaying wine glasses and decanters, bespoke bottle drawers and a bar shelf for drink preparation. While these drinks cabinets often feature in large kitchens, there are also options for more compact spaces. In this blog, we raise the bar with inspirational designs to suit your new kitchen.

Pantry bar with pocket doors
This pantry bar includes drawers crafted to lay bottles of wine for those special occasions, and beautiful glass shelves to display your favourite glassware. To show off your wares, opt for pocket doors that slide and hide away, ideal for space saving and for entertaining guests.

The pantry bar for the regular entertainer
This tall bar cupboard covers all your drinking needs, with walnut wood storage cupboards, glass shelving and chopping boards that slot neatly away. A focal point for any kitchen, this bar is made even more impressive with a floor-to-ceiling wine fridge on one side, and a glass storage cabinet on the other, ensuring your parties never run dry.

Tall kitchen pantry bar with wine fridges on either sideThe pantry bar with a secret
This bespoke pantry not only ticks the boxes for all your entertaining requirements, but it also has a small hatch which offers access to another room, perfect for passing through a tipple or two. Another clever feature is the vertical bi-fold doors that conceal the secret hatch when not in use.

Built in bar with chiller
This expansive drinks area offers plenty of storage for all manner of glassware, from champagne flutes, to wine glasses and tumblers. There is also ample space for your bottled spirits, liquors and bubbly. Better still is the wine chiller which allows your wine collection to remain at the perfect temperature, ready to be enjoyed at any time.

Small but significant
Once you’ve popped open a bottle of your favourite tipple, you’ll need somewhere to keep it at the right temperature. A wine cooler built into your table or worktop is an elegant feature sure to get plenty of use and admiration when friends come to visit.  You should also consider a cruciform wine rack. The unique shape provides an eye-catching design that separates your kitchen cabinets while providing plenty of space to stack a number of bottles.

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