‍The home bar is the perfect place to relax after a long day, with friends or on your own. It’s also the ideal spot for creating an atmosphere that’s conducive to relaxation. Whether you have an entire room dedicated to your home bar or just a corner, there are plenty of ways to personalize it and make it feel like home. 

You just need to think outside the box and come up with an innovative storage solution, like a DIY shelving unit that blends in easily with the rest of your home. Adding shelves is a clever way to make the most of any unused wall space and make your bar look tidy at the same time. 

With so many DIY ideas floating around online, you needn’t be afraid of tackling a project yourself. Making a DIY shelving unit is as easy as ABC. All you need are a few materials like wood planks and some basic tools such as hammers, nails, and measuring tape.

With a little bit of initiative and imagination, you can use these 9 shelf ideas as stepping stones toward creating your perfect home bar.


Why you should have a DIY shelving unit in your home bar?

First, let’s talk about what a shelving unit is. Simply put, a shelving unit is a piece of furniture used to store items. It can be in the form of a wall-mounted bookshelf, a cabinet, or even a freestanding unit that can be used to organize a room. 

A shelving unit is a great addition to any room. Whether you’re redecorating or just need to tidy up the place, a shelving unit is a perfect way to keep your belongings organized and within reach. A home bar is one such place where a shelving unit will come in handy. You can store all your bar essentials such as drinking glasses, liquor bottles, and even decorative items like vases, candles, and coasters. 

You can also use shelves to display your bar accessories such as bar mats, cocktail shakers, and ice tongs. If you have a lot of guests, you can even put books on the top shelf where they can easily reach them. A shelving unit can be used to store almost anything you want. It’s like a one-stop shop for all your storage needs.

1. Above-bar shelf

An above-bar shelf is one of the best ways to store bottles in your home bar. You can attach it above the bar using brackets. You can either choose to mount the brackets on the wall or the bar itself. You can then place the bottles on the shelf and keep them out of sight. This area above the bar is usually unused and you can use it for storing bottles.

If you’re making the shelf for the first time, make sure that the wood is of the correct size. The best option is to visit the lumberyard and ask for the correct size. You can also make a wooden shelf by using planks of wood. You can then mount the shelf above the bar using brackets. The shelves are affordable and are made of good quality. You can use them as decorative items. You can also paint them with vibrant colours.

2. Beer fridge shelf

If you want to keep your beer bottles cool, you can use them to store your beer bottles. For this, you’ll need an old fridge or a refrigerator that’s no longer in use. You can then attach the shelf to the side of the fridge and store your beer bottles on it. 

This idea is perfect if you want to store large bottles of beer. You can also use this idea if you don’t have space on the bar. You can still store your beer bottles in a refrigerator even if it’s not operational. You can cut a hole in the door of the fridge and attach the shelf to it. This is a great way to store beer bottles.

3. Wine rack shelf

If you love to drink wine, you can store your wine bottles on a wine rack shelf. You can attach the wine rack to the wall and keep the bottles on the rack. This is a great storage idea for wine lovers. You can choose to mount the shelf above the bar or near the window. 

You can also make a wine rack by using wooden planks. You can paint it or stain it with a colour of your choice. You can put the wine bottles on the rack and keep them out of sight. This is a great way to store wine bottles.

4. Wooden crate shelving unit

If you want to make a stylish shelving unit for your home bar, you can use wooden crates to create a unique shelving unit. Wooden crates are very durable and are made to last a lifetime. They come in different sizes and shapes. 

You can use these crates to make a unique shelving unit for your home bar. You can stack the crates to make a multi-tiered shelving unit. You can then paint the crates in vibrant colours to make them stand out. This is a very stylish and creative way to create a shelving unit for your home bar. 

You can use these crates to store items such as decorative items, drinking glasses, and liquor bottles. You can also use them as end tables in your home bar.

5. Floating shelf for bar storage

If you have a large bar, you can create a floating shelf for bar storage. This is a great way to store decorative items in your home bar. You can use a shelf to put vases and other decorative items. You can also use it to store drinking glasses.

If you want to make a floating shelf, you can purchase a ready-made shelf. You can also make a shelf using wooden planks. To make the shelf look floating, you can use picture hanging hooks that are used to hang pictures. You can then attach the shelf to the wall. The shelf will appear to be floating when placed above the bar.

6. Beer can storage 

One of the easiest ways to make a DIY shelving unit for your home bar is by using old beer cans. This is a very budget-friendly solution, as you don’t need to buy anything other than old beer cans. You can repurpose any old beer cans that you have lying around, or you can ask your friends to donate their beer cans. Make sure they are cleaned, though! 

If you want to give your old beer cans a new look, you can paint them any colour of your liking. You can also use a decoupage technique to give your old beer cans a unique look. You can also repurpose your old beer cans by filling them with snacks and other munchies. This way, your beer can storage idea becomes a stylish conversation piece in your home bar.

7. DIY whiskey storage 

Wooden planks are a great way to store your favourite whiskey bottles. They will also look good when stored in the bar. You can choose to paint the planks or stain them to get the desired look. If you want to paint them, you can use acrylic paint. If you want to stain them, you can use tea or coffee. 

You can then use the planks to make a whiskey rack. You can keep the rack in your bar. This is a very creative way to store your whiskey bottles. If you want to make a whiskey rack, you can use a saw to cut the planks. If you want to make a large whiskey rack, you can buy wooden planks in a lumber yard. You can also visit a home improvement store.

8. DIY coffee storage 

Do you love drinking coffee while lounging around at home? If yes, then you must add a coffee bar to your home bar so that you can enjoy your coffee while watching TV or reading a book. But, where do you store your coffee cups? All you need is DIY coffee storage with wooden planks. You can use the same method that you used to create the whiskey storage. 

However, you can paint the wooden planks any colour of your liking. Alternatively, you can stain the planks to give them a darker colour. For the coffee cups, you can repurpose old drawers, wooden planks, or crates. You can then place them on the wooden planks to form coffee storage. Another way is by using wooden planks to create a coffee table. This way, you can store your coffee cups and other coffee paraphernalia on the tabletop.

9. Creative corner shelves

If you need to accommodate a lot of bottles and glasses, then corner shelves are a great idea. They can easily fit around a bar table and they don’t need to be attached to the wall. This means you can simply rest them on a table or in a space between two walls. 

Corner shelving can be used on its own or as part of a larger shelving system. When choosing the right corner shelving, make sure you choose high-quality materials and check the weight capacity. You don’t want your shelves to collapse halfway through a party. Corner shelving can be used in a variety of ways. 

For example, you can use it to store your spirits and mixers, or you may want to use it to display your favourite glasses and bottles. Corner shelving can also be great for storing smaller items like coasters, napkins, and other bar accessories. Combining corner shelving with other larger shelving units can create a more cohesive look.

10. Wine barrel shelving

Wine barrels make the perfect storage for liquor bottles and glasses, and they can look stylish when used as a shelf. A wine barrel can be a great addition to any home bar environment. 

If you have the space and are willing to put in the effort, you can refurbish a wine barrel to make it suitable for holding liquor bottles. Or you can easily purchase a wine barrel that’s ready to be used as a home bar shelf. 

If you decide to refurbish an old wine barrel, you have a few options. You can either sand the barrel down and repaint it, or you can leave it as is and just give it a new coat of sealant. You can also choose to stain the barrel and add a rustic touch to your home bar. Wine barrels make excellent shelf storage, and you can use them to store your liquor bottles, glasses, and other accessories.

11. Coated metal shelf

If you’re planning to build a bar, you might consider using a coated metal shelf. This can be a great option if you want something durable and easy to clean. You can find these shelves in a variety of colours and sizes, so you can customize them to fit your space and your style.

A coated metal shelf is a great option if you’re planning to build a bar in a visible spot that gets a lot of foot traffic. It’s durable, long-lasting, and easy to clean. A metal shelf is perfect for holding glassware, bottles, and other bar accessories.


The bottom line

With all these shelving ideas, you can create the bar of your dreams. When it comes to home bars, you can never have too many shelves. They can be used to store your liquor and mixers, your glasses and jars, or even your snacks and nibbles. You can use any of the above shelving ideas to create the home bar you’ve always wanted.