Tiki Bar 3.0
In 2008 my wife and I started looking for a house, naturally one of our primary criteria was "has to have a room for the Tiki Bar". Yes, I am the luckiest man alive. Eventually we found the perfect house - up-and-coming neighborhood, plenty of bedrooms for starting a family, plus a Living Room, Dining Room (which we never had before because we always put the Tiki Bar in the Dining Room), Family Room and a Tiki Room - plus several bathrooms to facilitate getting overnight Tiki Guests through the shower after parties. The Tiki Room was well suited to its intended activity - decent size, reasonably high ceilings, already had water and drain run to it, and it had a nearby bathroom (just in case). Design began before we even closed on the house. Construction began soon after (in July of 2008).
I have many design documents to scan and upload, but for now I will just highlight the main difference between Tiki Bar 2.0 and Tiki Bar 3.0:
- Sink - easier to rinse out pitchers, glasses, the blender, etc.
- Kegerator - Mmm...draft beer
- Full size refrigerator/freezer - more space for mixers, more space for vodka and ice
- Finally, under-bar lights that you can see - for sexier lighting effects
- Display shelves lit with colors - oh so hot
- Return of the Dart Board - loved it in Tiki Bar 1.0, couldn't find a home for it in 2.0, now back in 3.0 (now with 1/3 less danger!)
- More storage space - more space for liquor and mixer, more usable bar-top space, more "hidden" storage behind doors.