If you’re looking at building a home bar – or upgrading your current space – you’ve likely been looking at the different options available for lighting. Great lighting truly makes a difference in any space, and a home bar is no exception. Lighting has the ability to set the mood, so you want to pay special attention to placement, intensity, and how you or your guests want to feel when you’re there.
Here are our 4 home bar lighting examples.
One of the most frequently used lighting options for over the counter on a home bar is a pendant fixture. Pendant lighting offers variety as there is a wide range of shapes and colors with several cord and bulb types to choose from. This will allow you to choose lighting that most accurately matches the theme or ambiance of your home bar.
Replacing an old fixture with a pendant light is relatively simple. However, if you don’t currently have a light above your counter – or it’s not where you want it to be – you may need to hire a licensed electrician.
Recessed lighting is a great way to add additional ambient lighting to your home bar. If you wire the can lights on separate circuits, your recessed lighting will be dimmable, which is a great way to create an intimate or functional lighting source.
Small recessed lighting fixtures in the ceiling look great over your liquor display. This highlights the area, and creates a dramatic display with the light reflecting off the different colored bottles.
Recessed lighting strips are useful under shelves and cabinets, allowing you to see without lighting up the entire space. Depending on the theme of your bar, recessed lighting can also be used along the base or underneath the countertop as an interesting way to light your bar area.
LED Strip Lighting
LED lighting strips are a great way to accent under or over shelves and cabinets. This simple yet flexible lighting fixture can make an enormous difference to your entire bar. RGB light strips allow you to produce different colors at different times to help create a unique atmosphere. However, single-color light strips generally include warm and neutral whites to create a warm atmosphere. There are many options to choose from when selecting LED light strips, so just be sure to match the mood you’re going for.
There are many wall lighting options to choose from, and this will also depend on the mood you are wanting to set. If you’re a sports fan or movie buff, you can find lighted neon signs in a variety of colors and themes. This is a great way to give your bar some personality. If you’re looking for something more traditional, wall sconces are a nice way to light columns or dark corners.
Hire an Electrician to Install Home Bar Lighting
If you have a specific vision in mind for your home bar lighting, the best route to take is to hire an electrician.
A licensed electrician will be able to work with you to design the setup, help you choose the proper fixtures while sticking to your vision, and install them with correct spacing for proper light coverage.
Not only could improper installation or faulty wiring cause performance issues, it could damage any and all of your components as well as be a safety hazard.
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