# How to Design a Curved Bar

Bar areas are a common feature inside residential homes. Many homeowners find true pride in having the ability to design their own bar to suit their space. For a more modern appearance, a curved bar area can be designed and placed inside the home. To design a curved bar, use a series of circles derived from a circle template to come up with the exact product you want.

Bars make outstanding additions to entertainment rooms.

## Step 1

Tape the drawing paper to a flat surface, ideally a drafting table. Line the T-square to the edge of the table and line the bottom edge of the paper with the T-square. Tape the paper to the table to secure the sheet and keep it in place.

## Step 2

Measure the length and width of the room where the bar will be placed. Draw the room on the paper to a ¼-inch scale. If you are unfamiliar with scales, the ¼-inch scale means that every ¼ inch drawn is equal to 1 foot actual size.

## Step 3

Decide where to place the bar in the room. Allow at least 3 feet of space between the bar counter and any permanent structures such as walls, stairs and any built-in furniture.

## Step 4

Place the circle template on the paper and draw a half circle using the guidelines provided by the template. This half circle should be the largest possible curve that can fit in the room space provided.

## Step 5

Draw a vertical line ½ inch up at both ends of the half circle. Use the straight edge and the T-square to mark true vertical lines.

## Step 6

Draw the previously drawn half circle one additional time beginning at the end of the ½-inch lines. This will encase the total bar area. Since 1/4 inch equals 1 foot, this means that your bar will be the standard 2 feet deep.

## Step 7

Use the kitchen template to place a sink on the countertop. A bar sink will fit on any bar surface, straight or curved, due to its size of 18 inches. Use the ¼-inch scale to draw in the kitchen components so that they will appear to scale.

#### Nicole Byerly

Nicole Byerly has been writing since 2003. She has published multiple works that have appeared in "Campus Philly." Byerly is pursuing a Bachelor of Science in cybersecurity at Utica College.

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