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Selecting A Bar Fridge For Entertaining At Home

If you love to entertain friends and family in your home, and have a bar to serve drinks to serve your visitors their favorite libations, then you will need a bar fridge behind the counter to keep their beer, and the other items that are needed to mix drinks, and storing fruit for garnishments cold.  There are models specifically made to blend into a party décor and will cost a little more than the standard college fridge.  Branding of these fridges is becoming quite popular by alcohol makers, and make for a more neighborhood pub look and feel to your in home bar set up.

Bar fridges are available in various small sizes to accommodate any homeowners entertaining needs, and will only require a standard electrical outlet to power the unit. Usually black is the most popular color for this type of application, but many manufactures will give you several choices of colors to match a specific theme. Usually these mini bar fridges have a small freezer compartment, but are so small they are not worth the effort in trying to store items that require temperatures below thirty-two degrees. Just use your kitchen fridge for these items, and option for a unit that does not feature a freezer.

Pricing is well within the grasp of any homeowner, and a mini fridge that will hold enough food and drink products will average about two to three hundred dollars in cost. If you have thrown the budget out the window and want a more professional bar look then by all means purchase a commercial bar back fridge like you see at high end night clubs, and local bistros with bars. Be prepared to spend about three to four thousand dollars for this cooling masterpiece, and get a service contract as well for those unforeseen breakdowns, and maintenance issues.

How to Make Your Bar Fridge Blend In

When it comes to small sized refrigerators, there are a lot of choices. There are some really nice ones out that you would be proud to show off out there, but there are also some pretty plain and ugly looking fridges as well. If you want a great looking refrigerator, you usually have to fork over quite a bit of cash for it. Some of the more expensive refrigerators have a bar fridge glass door that makes it look very stylish. If you want to get even more extravagant, you can get a refrigerator that has a wood panel on the front of it that makes it blend in with the cabinets surrounding it. These are called integrated refrigerators.

Refridgerator_FullThe expensive refrigerators look great, but they are also out of most people’s rice range. If this sounds like you, here is a way that you can either beautify your plain looking cheap refrigerator, or hide it out of sight completely. Cheap refrigerators pretty much always come in the same three colors: white, black, and silver. If you want a different color fridge, you are pretty much out of luck – unless you do it yourself. While most people would never consider doing this, it is actually quite simple to paint an appliance any color you want. The outside of these fridges is made plastic, and you can easily find spray paint designed for painting plastic. Make sure you put masking tape over the handle and any parts that you don’t want painted first, and then spray away until you are satisfied. This works really well if your kitchen or bar is a certain color and you want your mini refrigerator to match it.

Of course, you can do this with pretty much any appliance that you have. Why not have bright yellow General Electric coffee maker or a purple paper towel rack. Remember, just because the appliance or accessory came that color, doesn’t mean it has to stay like that. A final word of caution: Don’t paint anything that gets hot on the outside, or it can create toxic paint fumes.