The "Work For Your Beer Money" series is brought to you in partnership with Wyndham Capital Mortgage (NMLS # 2948), one of the nation's fastest growing mortgage companies.

When you think about things to purchase after buying your home, you probably think of things like fences, furniture, lawn mowers, and more. However, our minds go straight to what it would take to build a home bar… so we went to our friends at Wyndham Capital Mortgage to talk business. Read more to learn about building your own home bar.

“Home bar costs can vary from a few thousand dollars to $100,000,” said loan officer Drew Fisher (NMLS # 44061).

While we are proponents of frugality at Work For Your Beer, we do enjoy investing in things that make us happy—so if a personal bar in your house is something you want to splurge on, we support you!
 
What did it end up actually costing Drew to make the home bar of his dreams a reality? “I recently converted my attached garage to a bar, and it cost close to $40,000 for all of the renovations,” said Drew. 

As you can see in the image above, he did a pretty large overhaul.

Drew told us he leveraged customhomepubs.com to have his kegs delivered, the lines cleaned, and general kegerator maintenance. 
 
If you’re more of a DIY kind of person, you could visit a local brewery to grab your kegs on a regular basis and find a good beer line cleaning kit to save some extra cash.
 
You don’t have to go all-out to entertain guests with a home bar. A bar cart is a frugal way to get your home bar on, without dealing with the hassle of a kegerator (though this will obviously limit you to spirits versus fresh craft beer).
 
If you don’t have room or budget for a home bar but you still want to highlight your passion for drinking, we suggest you invest in high-quality drinkware. From steins to stemless wine glasses, having a variety of drinkware for the right occasion will up your game (and impress your guests). Make sure you stop by your favorite local brewery, as they will normally sell drinkware!
 
Do you have a home bar? Comment below any tips or tricks you have to get started and tag us in your home bar photos @workforyourbeer on social media.

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