Mini Bar // Big News

If you follow me on Facebook (if you don’t, YOU SHOULD so you don’t get left out!) then you heard the big news.

Interiors By Kenz First House Sold

We sold our house!  It has been an immensely emotional process to close this chapter.  I’m going to write a more detailed post on our selling mind-set and process.  But that’s not this post.  The reason I brought it up, is because selling played a big factor in decisions made about the mini bar project.

When we recently replaced our water heater, we learned that the drain was buried under the carpet, right outside the utility room.  This is majorly against code.  In the event you need to drain the water heater, it’s going to be a problem if the drain is on the other side of the wall.

Water heater drain misplaced

We knew that wether we stayed in our house or sold it, we would need to correct this problem.

Water heater drain misplaced

Built in mini bar

After Aaron extended the utility room to include the drain, we were left with a much smaller “nook” in the wall.  We were faced with a couple of options.  We narrowed it down to a wet bar with a sink, or a mini bar sans sink.  The idea of a sink seemed pretty good, but then we realized with plumbing, we wouldn’t be able to fit a mini fridge below.  We also had to consider resale value.  Since I’m a real estate agent, I’m pretty in-tune with the market surrounding our area.  I knew that we would not get back the money we would invest in having plumbing ran to a sink.  So we settled on making it a dry mini bar.

Built in mini bar

Built in mini bar

I think the new homeowners are going to have some pretty good parties using this area!


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  • Cassie Bustamante

    YAY!!!!! i have been a bad instagram follower lately…. but YAY!!!!!!!!!!

  • Stephanie, Sandpaper and Glue

    super handy nook- I know I’d use it! : )

  • What a great solution! I love how you solved this issue. The next homeowners are lucky that you look care of things like this!

  • Yay for home sellage! And mini-bars. Got any Snickers in there?

  • Party at the mini bar! yay! And can’t wait to

    hear more about the house selling 🙂

  • Julia @cuckoo4design

    Oh wow what a pain. But I’m glad you got your house sold!

  • Tara @ Surburble

    Oh fun! I love how you guys take lemons and make mini-bars out of them! You’re both so handy and fabulous! And congrats – though I think I’ve already said it – on the house sale! I can’t wait to see what you guys do with the next one!

  • Phew! I can see many great projects ahead for where ever you land 🙂

  • Ashley

    I am SO out of the loop! Congrats on selling the house, but hooooly cow. That happened fast… Right? Excited to see the new house and what you guys do with it!

  • Amber @ Wills Casa

    What a fun little addition. I bet the new people drink it up on the bed nook down there. I would.

    • kenz

      Good thing I didn’t stalk the buyer’s pinterest boards to find out all her mix drink recipes…