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UK Pub inspired basement bar in posh New-York home

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Are you fed up with your basement becoming a storehouse for unused junk? It’s time you did something about it.

What most of us fail to realize is that basements can be so much more. With the right blend of creativity and initiative, any dreary basement can be turned into a bar that becomes the life of the party.

With that end in mind, today we are going to let you in on the top fifty ideas that you can use to turn your basement into a bar. This way, your once neglected basement becomes a corner of vibrant activity, and you get to gather the envy of the neighbors.

So without further ado, let’s dip in.

Basement Bar Ideas


Themed Bars

In this section, we are going to disclose some stellar thematic ideas that you can apply to convert your basement into a convenient watering hole. Some of the themes are DIY, some require professional help, but all are sure to appeal to your tastes. 

Here are some top ideas to explore. 

The Man Cave 

Stone basement bar design

A “man cave” is a must for the man of the house, and this decor just proves it. The entire design gives off a comfy and cozy vibe, with strategic illumination and furniture to match. But the highlight has to be the stone countertop of the bar, ready to begin serving the drink whenever you need it to.

The Vintage Look

Grandiose basement bar design

If you are going for the vintage look, then you can take inspiration from this setup. The wet bar has a laid back vibe that is sure to attract anyone stepping into the room. Complete with a pool table and comfortable decor, this design has an old-world feel that is just irresistible. Be sure that you get a foldable pool table, though; otherwise, you might have trouble getting it down the basement stairs. 

The Garage Design

Impressive small basement bar

Nothing looks cooler than a basement bar that resembles a garage. Just take one look at the design above, and you’re sure to fall in love. The corrugated metal sidings and flat, clinical designs are sure to convert your basement into a genuinely industrial bar. And if that’s not enough, just add a vintage jukebox and take the experience to a whole new level.

The DIY Look

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For those of you who like to get your hands dirty, this simple design is one that can be easily recreated no matter how small your basement area is. The wooden flooring, a minimal bar, and some out-of-the-ordinary wall decor are all you need to convert your basement into an alluring hang-out zone. Add to this some metal stools, and you are good to go.

Set In Stone

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If you are fond of stone designs, then the above theme is sure to appeal to you. The wet bar showcases brilliant stonework, and the green on the bar is a nice touch. The raised chair only adds to the appeal of the design. Overall, this decor makes you feel as if you’ve walked into your favorite downtown haunt, only downstairs.

The Simple Theme


Simple, clean, and themed in black and red, the above design speaks volumes about your aesthetic sense without the loudness and the thunder. The stone backsplash lends a spot of variety to the decor, while the wooden seats are just the right height. Plus, the red-themed pool table is immensely inviting.

The Farmhouse Look

Dream basement bar design

Just imagine, a farmhouse themed bar in the comfort of your basement&#;isn’t that something to aspire for? Just have a look at this neat little bar inspired by a farmhouse setting. The gear-and-spoke-wheel wall cabinet for storing the liquor is just brilliant, and the stone wall setting provides a nice touch. However, the center of attraction remains the beer-cask tap, which makes for the center of attraction.

The Traditional Theme

Cheap basement bar ideas

We positively adore the neat little bar idea that the above image portrays. Traditional, compact, and with the possibility of fitting into basements that are not very open, this stone flanked bar is just right. The darker wooden cabinets provide a touch of class, and the open fronts capture the essence of the setting.

The Home Pub Theme

Beautiful basement bar space

Bringing that pub-like feel to your home basement is not very easy, but the above setting makes it seem effortless! With sheer brick walls and hanging lights, this is one theme that we definitely recommend. The low stools give the environment a friendly vibe, and the casual table-by-the-wall look sends a positive message to anyone entering this area.

The Well Lighted Theme

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Basements are traditionally known to be dark and claustrophobic places, but the above design simply turns this idea on its head. The open spacing of the furniture creates more available space, and the cream-colored cabinets balance the dark stone settings wonderfully. The close-walled lighting provides ample illumination, and the bar on the right is just right. Overall this theme provides for a brilliant change from the cramped basement bar style you typically find.

The Curved Style 

Curved basement bar design

We’ve explored a lot of straight bars till now. This curved option is a welcome change from the mundane monotony of the straight and narrow. The arched bartop in marble speaks volumes about the excellent taste of the owners, and the dark wooden cabinets and stoned walls combine to create a pleasing aesthetic. And to top it all off, the regal chairs lend a touch of unmistakable royalty to the setting.

The Minimalist Theme

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The cleanest styles always come from contemporary spaces, and the above design proves it beautifully. The sharp lines and minimalistic decor create an area that is functional, polish, as well as stylishly elegant. The clouded bar-cabinet and sharp-edged design of the bartop create a throwback blend, and the wall-TV is just the right touch to create a homely feel.

The Neon Theme

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The above is yet another excellent example of how you can spruce up your mundane basement and add a touch of neon fun. By sectioning it off in this way, you can make it feel more important than the rest of your basement space. The stone walkway to the wine cellar is a brilliant touch, and wooden cabinets and neon LED signs create that Vegas feeling you’re sure to enjoy.

The All-Wood Theme

Dark wood basement bar

If there’s one thing that never goes out of fashion, then it’s wood. And the above theme displays this with ample effect. The simple, clean design almost speaks to you, and the deep colored, rich cabinets with ample storage and a wet bar create the best entertainment area that your house can offer. Further, the personalized wall hangings are nice touches that make this space seem your own.

Quirky Ideas

In this section, we are going to explore some slightly quirky add-ons that you can incorporate in your basement bar. These ideas are not only out-of-the-way but will also appeal to any friends or family who come to visit.

Wall Bottle Opener

Wall bottle opener

Bottle openers are not only a quirk in a bar but also a genuine necessity. But instead of having to pass around the piece of metal, just mount a bottle opener on any convenient wall. You can always get ready-made wall-mounted bottle openers from the market, but the above style can also be recreated in a DIY project. Just sand and color a piece of wood, add a custom image or a map and attach a bottle opener to complete things. The next time, your guests can help themselves!

Warm Wood With Whites

Open shelves for wine

We just love the way the above design shows off the woodsy whites. The white subway tiles add an urban feel to the bar area, and the colorful bottles of liquor provide that much-needed splash of color. We also adore the way the entire arrangement changes the very look of the basement. Anyone walking down those stairs will have a hard time leaving. Finally, the industrial look of the chairs, along with the wood bartop completes the ensemble to perfection. 

Custom Cabinets

Traditional white small bar pull out drawers

Just take a look at the neatness of the above! The wall cabinets hold the glassware and display them at the same time, while the custom drawers are perfect for keeping the liquor bottles. The designers here know their stuff, and the drawer is customized to hold the bottles upright. The drawer even has adjustable dividers that keep the bottles from tipping over, and the white wood design simply exudes aristocracy. We like it all.

Booth Style Seating Arrangement

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As far as quirky goes, this is one of the best ideas. Whoever thought of adding booth-style seating arrangements to this otherwise typical basement bar has plans. This one simple feature changes the entire feel of the bar, taking it from a quaint basement novelty to a place where you can chill out with your gang.

The Corner Bar

Plank countertop

Not all basements are equally spacious, and your basement might not have the requisite space for a full-sized bar. But not to worry, just take inspiration from the above arrangement. The white wall shelves are a nice touch, and the dark-stained plank countertop adds to the glamor of this quaint homemade bar. The classically simple cabinetry is just right for holding the liquor bottles, and the potted plants add a dollop of color to the arrangement for sprucing things up.

Innovative Lighting

Small bar ide for family

Nobody likes a dark corner, and your guests won’t either. So making sure that your basement bar is well-lit is of utmost importance. Take inspiration from the above, and arrange for under-shelf lighting for that illuminated look. There are multiple ways to incorporate undermount lighting into a basement bar. If you want a permanent arrangement, then you can go ahead and hardwire the lighting under the shelves. On the other hand, for a more straightforward solution, you can go ahead and use sticky lights to the same effect. Whichever you choose, ensure it ultimately results in a well-lit bar.

Kitchen Theme

Chalkboard wall art bar

We thought about putting this in the themed bar section, but the sheer quirkiness of the design is something that we just could not overlook. With a long cabinet and open shelves, this looks more like a kitchen space than a bar. But we’re not complaining! The coffee-themed back wall is an excellent addition to the area and gives a nice contrast to the metallic gray cabinets. Finally, the stainless steel bartop is an excellent addition to this already cozy basement bar.

The Arcade Arrangement

Arcade basement room bar

Long before there was esports, there were arcades. And a basement bar that has a convenient arcade attached to it is just right to bring back those days gone by. After all, what’s better than a spot of beer with buddies? You guessed it! A spot of beer with a dash of arcade-style gaming, and the above arrangement nails it perfectly. With well-lit neon gaming consoles and a semicircle bar just by the side, it doesn’t get better than this.

 A Touch of The Rustic

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No matter what you do to it, a basement is, after all, a basement, and you can’t take away the fact that it’s underground. But you can capitalize on it, as the above arrangement does. With exposed brick design and a lot of woodwork, this basement bar gives you that farmhouse feeling with a touch of the rustic. Basements tend to be naturally low on light, so the artificial illumination doesn’t hurt. And finally, the round stools give this place a wild-west feeling that we dig.

Custom Dart Board

Wine cork dart

What’s a bar without a dartboard? And the above theme takes this idea to perfection. The classic wooden dartboard is perfect for a basement and goes really well with the wall colors. But what caught our fancy was the wall-surround fashioned out of wine corks. This not only protects the bar walls from getting dinged by the darts but also lends a great, wine-based theme to the entire arrangement.

Set In Stone

Basement remodel white rocks bar

Stone gives off a chicly rustic vibe that is warm as well as inviting. In the above arrangement, the lighter-toned stone on the bar-wall and island merges the entire setup rather well with the illuminated basement. This gives the whole basement a luxurious feeling that is just irresistible.

A Custom Bar Sign

Basement bar sign

There is nothing that speaks ‘Bar’ than a custom-made bar sign with lights. In the above design, we see a ready-made ‘Bar’ sign with bright lights included. The chunky lettering and the exposed mini-bulbs give off a vintage vibe. However, we feel that the best way to go with this one would be to follow a good online tutorial and create a Bar sign of your own. This way, you can customize every aspect of the sign, such as the lettering style, lighting, color, and even the message that you want to send across.  

The Lean Bartop

Long lean wood basement bar

For basements that are already cramped, you might not have enough space to include a full bar with all the bells-and-whistles. In that case, take inspiration from the above ensemble and go for the leanest look that your basement can muster. 

As is evident here, wood takes the spotlight in this basement bar idea, with plank cabinets and custom wall shelves making an excellent arrangement for holding the glassware. The stools are cleverly shifted to the side to extend the bar area in length. Further, the dark hexagonal wall design and deep browns of the wood lend contrast to the white of the walls.

The Cafe-Bar Combo

Basement bar design chalkboard paint

What’s better than a basement bar? A basement bar with a cafe attached to it! With this idea, you can successfully convert your basement bar into a cool cafe combo that serves equally well for all varieties of crowds. As is clear from the above picture, the wall sconces provide plenty of lighting, while the custom decorated walls certainly drive the ‘cafe’ concept home. And the confectionaries add a bit of color to the mix.

The White-Out Design

Marble bar design

Who says white doesn’t look cool! One glance at the above all-white ensemble, and you’d have to agree that this is one of the coolest basement bar ideas ever. The mosaic bartop has a lean look, and the white wall cabinets display the glassware to great effect. Add to that the ivory-white chairs, and you’ve got a basement bar that is chic as well as inviting.

The Foldable Bar

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Although our design features a foldable kitchenette, the entire idea can be applied to a basement bar as well. The stylish armoire effortlessly converts into a bar whenever you want it to, and doesn’t encroach upon that much-needed basement space as well. This gives you the full functionality of a bar, with none of the usual hassles. When going with a foldable bar, choose one that matches in color with your basement walls. This way, you get the full aesthetic advantage that comes with this modular design.

The All-Black Look


We’ve already told you how to rock the all-white ensemble. Now it’s time to take a look at the all-black option. One look at the above design and you know that this bar can pull it off with grand success. The all-black cabinets and granite bartop give things the right edge, and the black sun-ray themed overhead lamp lends a definitely quirky look to the entire design. One thing to remember, though; it’s the white background that gives the required subtlety to the whole of the ensemble.

The Niche Bar

Gray bar nook

A wall recess is a perfect place to set up a bar in a jiffy, as the above design suggests. The cabinets were probably a part of the decor already, and these can be put to good use by storing the glassware. The minimalist bartop is perfect for this ensemble and can be easily incorporated according to the space available. This makes the idea simple, easy to set up, and above all, perfect for not-so-spacious basements.

Flaunt Your Collection


What’s the use of a collection unless you can flaunt it? With this design, you have the perfect excuse to put your cherished wine collection out there for all to see and envy. While regular wine-shelves will always do the job for you, it’s the custom, geometric cut of this particular shelf that sets it apart from others. And the dark wooden texture makes the entire basement seem like a real pub. What more can you ask for?

Go Retro

Creative ways to display and decorate with champagne buckets.

Spruce up your bar space by adding a bit of retro-chic, as this idea tells you. Bring back the memories of days gone past with a sun-ray mirror and decorative cushions that match the coloring of the room. And if you look closely at the image above you can see the miniature disco balls which lend a funky air to the arrangement.

The Portable Bar


In case you find that your basement is simply not meant to be converted to a bar, .don’t worry! We’ve got this perfect idea to make it work. Just get a hold of one of these trendy wine-carts and convert it into your very own portable bar in a jiffy. Make sure that the cart you choose has ample space for holding all the necessities. Also, go with a neutral color that can match any surroundings, and remember to add a hint of decoration to liven things up.

The Victorian Bar

Armoire bar

 Got an old cabinet stowed away in your basement? Time to put it to good use, as this idea suggests. A bit of DIY tweaking here and there, and you’ve got that perfect convertible bar that can serve you with style, and save a bit of space at the same time.

The Mini-Bar

Marin natural bar cabinet

Who says you have to have a full-sized bar in your basement? This simple wooden minibar offers you all the benefits of a full-sized bar, minus the hassles that come with an actual one. Sleek, compact, and stylish, this minibar is the perfect solution to all your basement space worries.

The Built-In Bar

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This one might require a round of basement renovations, but it’ll undoubtedly be worth it. This idea is perfect for converting confined spaces in nooks that lend style as well as substance to your basement space. The entire setup is framed into the wall, and looks exceptionally intimate as well as inviting. Perfect for basements that don’t have a lot of free space.

The Shelf-ish Bar

Clive bar cabinet

Want to surprise your guests? Then this bar-shelf is just for you! Well-fitting and straightforward, it takes your basement to a whole new level of cool. The reason behind the elegance of this shelf is the way the different wood textures blend to lend a unitary feel to the entire arrangement. Though the colors are different, they don’t vary much in tone and saturation and create an air of unmistakable sophistication.

Wood-Marble-Metal Combo


Marble and wood are two materials that never fail to impress, and combining the two simply works magic. Add a dash of metal to it, and the combination becomes mindblowing. The wooden wall-fixtures and the metal utensils speak of your classy tastes and also lend a certain elegance to the surroundings. And we needn’t say much about the tried-and-tested color scheme of gray. 

The Bottle-Lights


Anyone can buy decorative materials from the market, but it takes a personal touch to create something unique. Just one look at these bottle-lights, and you can tell that the person has dedicated serious time and effort into making the device. Personalized designs are bound to be different, and carry a part of your personality; this makes them all the more special.

The Metallic Backdrop

Smart use of lighting to highlight architectural features

Wooden shelves are very common in bars, but a metallic backdrop makes the design special. The delicately yet cleverly balanced glassware creates an illusion of old-world charm, and the shelf-lights illuminate the area to perfection. Brilliantly executed, this is one idea you can’t afford to miss.

The Ladder-Rung Bottle Holder


This is one of those ideas that make your basement bar unique. The alternately placed metal bars serving as bottle holders lend a fire-station-like theme to your bar. Plus, they also make for a nifty way to showcase your vintage collection. Just be sure that the woodwork is strong enough to hold the weight, and you’re good to go.

The Secret Bar


This is one idea perfect for spy movie aficionados. This elegant yet surreptitious bar-behind-the-bookcase gives off secretive vibes and can be the ideal addition to your basement. Just imagine your friends looks when you slide aside your old bookcase and pull out a bottle of vintage. Pure, unadulterated spy fun!

The Theater Bar

Basement bar complete with a wine cellar

There are very few things better than watching a game with a drink in hand, and this idea is just the perfect way to do that. Do as this industrious basement barkeep has done and install a TV on the wall. No more running up and down the stairs to fetch that drink during a show.

All Brick’d In

Pub style basement bar with a beautiful brick backdrop

This is one of the difficult ones, but if you can manage to pull it off, then heads are sure to turn. The brick-lined walls of this basement bar create a bare-bones effect that gives it a purely underground feel. Plus, the wooden furniture only accentuates the rest of the decor. Overall, an excellent design to go with if you have a spacious basement with lots of legroom.

The British Feel

Uk pub inspired basement bar in posh new york home

If you are a fan of British pubs, then you surely want to try out the above basement pub design. Inspired by UK pubs, this design faithfully recreates the look and feel of the best British watering holes. The all-wood design and muted lights lend a touch of charm to the entire setting. Perfect for spending evenings with friends and family.  

The Lounge Bar

Great bar stools for the contemporary home bar

This idea is again for the spacious basements, but with a bit of ingenuity, you can apply it easily to any bar space. Adding a comfortable lounging area in the bar is the perfect way to make sure that your guests and family can take a well-deserved break after a long day. The plush sofas look inviting, and the funky bar stools lend comfort as well as class. Overall, rather an elegant design to implement if you’re looking for a basement bar with a difference.

The Foosball Bar

Basement bar with a foosball table and relaxed hangout next to it

While you can’t go out and play soccer in the middle of a drink, a round of foosball never hurt anyone! This neat and clean basement bar design with a foosball table is perfect for those rainy nights when you don’t want to go out for a drink. Just invite the gang over, crack open those corks and let the games begin.

Black And White

Bar stools bring brightness to the basement bar

We previously brought to you all-white and all-black designs. To end our list of basement bar ideas, we’ve decided to combine the two. This brilliant basement bar design contrasts the two colors vividly, and to great effect. Plus, the chandelier-style lighting lends an air of the royal to the entire arrangement. Definitely a design worth trying out.

Final Words

And with that, we’ve reached the end of our list of the fifty basement bar ideas that you can rock right now. The themes and add-ons mentioned here can be incorporated in any basement, and you can combine two or more ideas to come up with a unique design of your own. Just make sure that you match the design with your basement dimensions, and you’ve got the perfect basement bar.

So next time, don’t waste time by going out for a drink; bring the bar to your basement and let the celebrations begin.

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50 Wonderful One Wall Kitchens And Tips You Can Use From Them

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You've got just one wall on which to set a run of kitchen cabinets… doesn’t really set the creative juices flowing - or does it? One wall kitchen designs often require us to get even more creative with our space to ensure that every culinary need is met in an arrangement that suits our personal style. The one wall kitchens in this collection each bring a unique flavour to the table and explore different layouts. Yes we did say layouts, because even though these kitchen ideas follow a straight run, there are multiple ways in which to situate appliances and accessories, plus accompanying kitchen islands and dining areas.

Mirror, mirror on the wall, who’s the fairest kitchen of all? Two mirror fronted cooking appliances are wall mounted above the counter in this single wall kitchen. Their reflective surface helps the large items to blend with a white wall. A single wall shelf runs the remaining length of the kitchen, with a track on its underside on which to hook a kitchen roll holder, a knife block and other kitchen accessories. The shelf itself is dressed with a considered collection of decorative items and cook books. A kitchen extractor unit is set flush into the ceiling above the stove to keep the look open and airy.

Chalk it up to experience. A previous bad choice of wall cabinets can be given an easy fix with a lick of chalkboard paint or some chalkboard vinyl sheets. Doubling up the use of the cabinets like this is a particularly great idea for a small one wall kitchen layout since wall space is limited. Draw up the weekly menu, the kids after school class schedule, or just get creative with some temporary artwork.

If your one available kitchen wall just isn’t long enough, look up. Make use of high ceilings by installing a double run of wall units to increase your storage space. The highest, less accessible units can be used for storing seasonal and occasional items. If you like the look of this space then check out these other industrial style kitchens.

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A plus point for a single wall of kitchen units is that the plumbing job is made much simpler with one straight run of pipework. This apartment has the kitchen and bathroom vanity as one continuous arrangement for this reason.

Open kitchen shelving can make a narrow space feel wider. Check out the way the kitchen shelves in this room create a unique divide in the backsplash.

The shelves in this kitchen hold a hundred different items, from indoor herb planters and crates to storage boxes, crockery and mixing bowls. There is a lot on display here, but a cohesive look is achieved by only selecting items of a peach, mint, wood or white colourway.

Break up a flat line of units with changing cabinet facias. These wooden sections add bags of visual interest to slab fronted cabinets.

Add a wow factor backsplash. A plain run of cabinets can take on an entirely new personality when teamed with a highly patterned colourful backsplash.

Compose a clash of colours with bold cabinets and appliances, like this combo of green units, red oven and yellow refrigerator.

Fashion one solid colour block in the middle of your one wall kitchen to break the line.

Add a border of matching colour. The wall behind this green kitchen is painted the same dark shade, and the paintwork extends along the side wall to line up with the depth of the units.

Find inspiration for a mixed colour scheme in nature. Muted green and blue cabinets meet an unexpected flash of vibrant yellow in this scheme – a colour palette surely inspired by a vista of frosty grass, wispy sky and morning sunshine.

Use large areas of stark contrast to create high impact decor. This solid yellow kitchen sits at the back of an entirely black dining room.

If you can’t have an L-shaped kitchen, create an L-shaped design. Knock back the look of wall units by selecting them in a dark colour, whilst arranging a tower of larder units and a horizon of base cabinets in a light finish.

Unique kitchen pendant lights add glamour and curve to a straight design. This one wall kitchen with island has the pendants suspended in the centre of the room, but you could use them in a similar way over a kitchen sink and prep area. A breakfast bar can be created at the end of a single run of cabinets too, in lieu of a peninsula, by extending the countertop and adding a couple of kitchen bar stools.

Add a little life. A white kitchen always looks clean and fresh but can be a little sterile. If jarring colour and pattern isn’t your thing, then how about a few indoor plants to liven things up.

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This minimalist kitchen disappears into the backdrop of an open plan living room.

Just like this kitchen and dining combination, this lighting feature pulls double duty to save space. Arrange the bulbs facing downward for focused illumination, or splay them outward like a sputnik chandelier to enjoy softer ambient lighting.

An outer framework holds a kitchen as a separate entity from the rest of the room.

Another beautiful example of cabinet symmetry, this time in black and wood.

Although technically not a one wall kitchen, this subsequent black and wood kitchen design illustrates how the glow of a single strip light can crisply highlight a straight run.

Shh, it’s a secret! If it wasn’t for the integrated oven, you could pass this row of cabinets and not know there was a kitchen there at all. Bifold doors retract to reveal a concealed grey kitchen complete with sink and hob.

Lighting isn’t just for underneath cabinets, it can be used to create a welcoming glow along the top of units too.

Hot zone your backsplashes. If you’re neat with your prep – ie. you don’t make a habit of splattering cake mix or smoothie juice up the wall – you could get away with just a couple of dedicated tiled areas around the stove and the sink. A smaller area of tiles means that you could opt for those high end, high price tag beauties you’ve had your eye on.

Trolleys aren’t just for supermarkets. Increase your worktop area and storage by getting yourself a kitchen cart. Since they’re on wheels, you can easily move them around the room whenever and wherever needed.

If you’re worktop is situated under the eaves like in this grey and white kitchen, don’t stop wall cabinets short of the slope. Consider having bespoke cabinets fitted right into the waning wall to maximise your storage space.

Downsize appliances in small kitchens. This tiny one wall kitchen has a half-size hob to free up more prep space on the countertop.

Another kitchen with a half-size stove.

Peekaboo! The cabinets in this modern kitchen have tiny windows cut into the doors – handy as a neat little reminder of the contents without putting the whole messy lot on show.

Less is more. If you’ve fallen in love with a huge piece of statement lighting to hang over an accompanying dining area, then a plain wall cabinets could be the way to go.

Louvre doors can add subtle interest to a plain white kitchen. A contrasting black extractor hood makes a nice finishing touch too.

If taking wall cupboards and shelves up to lofty heights like in this towering black kitchen, you might want to keep a ladder at hand.

Add rustic charm with a Belfast sink.

An integrated microwave saves bench space.

A wood dining set warms the look of this single wall blue kitchen.

Wooden base cabinets make a calming combination with blue wall cabinets, even with an edgy tile addition. Use wood tone accessories to bridge the gap between, like wood cutting boards or a wooden fruit bowl.

If you’re lucky enough to have a deep set window by your kitchen, then transforming the depth of the sill into a window seat can give a straight and narrow kitchen a more L-shaped appearance. Use the same material to create the bench as is used for the kitchen cabinets to make them link. The window seat can even become a banquette bench to increase the amount of seating at a small dining suite.

A vertical stripe feature draws attention to an impressive ceiling height.

Use an accent colour to paint the inside of a box shelf, or the space above the wall cabinets.

Use tiles to colour things happy.

Fashion a display case like this unusual little gallery box.

Be playful with a two-tone arrangement. This elevated single wall kitchen with island uses horizontal volumes of wood and white to paint a pattern of stripes.

Shine it up with a stainless steel backsplash.

Make a colour cluster. A grouping of yellow cabinets and shelves float an eye-catching cluster of colour over shadowy black wenge wood units.

Like Russian nesting dolls? How about nesting cupboards? This arrangement of kitchen cabinets is set within a bigger installation of home storage units. Keep colours completely contrasting to properly separate the layers.

Revel in all that is rustic. This modern rustic kitchen uses a combination of wood tones to achieve an interesting layered look. Raw wood grain peeps out from open fronted cabinets and around side panels, whilst grey wood tone spans all of the doors. Grey veined marble tiles follow suit along the backsplash, and raw concrete washes over the floor.

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Kicking back with a cocktail after a long day, either solo or in the company of friends, is one of life&#;s greatest pleasures. All the more reason to add luxury to pleasure with a wet bar that just might rival your neighborhood hangout. You may just end up being the new Rick&#;s Café of Casablanca, sir.


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Welcome to our gallery of stylish home bar ideas. A home bar is a great place to mix up your favorite cocktails to relax and socialize. In this design gallery we share pictures to inspire, and provide ideas for setting up your own home bar.

The home bar shown in the image above is stylish and simple, using elegant materials to create this gorgeous home bar. The large doors/windows helps make the area look bright, while the all-white surfaces of the house makes the warm walnut laminates of the bar stand-out. The bar counter at the back has no overhead shelves, but instead adds an accent wall with brown/beige mosaic tiles which goes from the counter height up to the ceiling.

Home Bar Essentials

A functional and efficient home bar must include all the essentials when it comes to its design. Building a home bar can be divided into two phases: setting up and stocking up. The “setting up” part includes the design, layout and construction part, while the “stocking up” part includes the moving in of bar accessories and the beverage stocks.

We have gathered our very own list of home bar essentials which can help you achieve that fully functioning entertainment spot for your house, here are some of the elements of a great home bar are:

Furniture, Furnishings and Other Features

Storage Cabinets &#; Storage cabinets are essential not only for storing beer, wine and other bottled drinks, but also for keeping utensils, glassware and other bar accessories. It is ideal to have a separate and specific place for each because aside from having different storage requirements, it also allows you to easily look for what you need.

When designing your home bar, include plenty of storage so that it looks less cluttered. Combine different types of storage units such as shelves, drawers, pullouts to obtain optimum storage capacity. Also keep in mind that your storage cabinets must always be dry. When storing liquor it should be kept out of direct sunlight and in a cool place. You can read more about home bar cabinets as we go on with this article.

Bar Counter &#; A home bar typically consists of a work counter and a bar counter. The work counter is typically the same height as any standard kitchen counter and is used for food and beverage preparation, while the bar counter is usually raised at a higher level, functioning as a serving surface for drinks and for casual dining.

There are several factors to consider when choosing a bar counter for your home bar namely the material, the design of your space and your budget. The key guideline to keep in mind for home bar counters is to choose a countertop material that won’t scratch and is impervious to liquids and stains. You can learn more about different bar countertop materials, an overview of their pros and cons and some useful tips as we go on with this article.

Bar Stools &#; One of the main features of a home bar is a seating area. Bar counters are often furnished with at least two to four chairs to allow for personal use, for bonding with the family or for entertaining friends.

Bar stools are higher than regular dining chairs and provide a comfortable seating area that is proportional to the tall height of a bar counter. When choosing a bar stool for your home bar, the most significant factor to consider is the height. The correct height is critical, because if your bar stool is too short, it will be hard to reach the bar, but if it’s too high, then you’ll have to slouch. Not only does a bar stool provide comfort, but it also helps in keeping your seating furniture well balanced and proportional to the height of your bar counter.

Bar stools have an average height of 30 inches, but typically it can range from 30 to 36 inches from the ground and is perfect for counters or bars that are 40 to 46 inches in height. To know the right bar stool height for your home bar, measure the height of your bar counter from the finished floor line upwards, then subtract 10 inches. The resulting approximate stool height will provide enough room for your legs and will give you enough space to move freely and comfortably.

The number of stools that will comfortably fit in your home bar counter will depend on the total length of your counter. If building a new home bar, this wouldn’t be a problem because you can customize and adjust the counter’s length according to the number of bar stools you want. However, if you are dealing with an existing counter, then you can take a reverse approach by dividing the total length of the counter by 24 inches or 2 feet. For example, if you have an existing home bar counter that is 6 feet in length, then that means you can comfortably accommodate 3 bar stools. This provides adequate space to get in and out of the seats comfortably or to eat and drink without bumping into the next person.

Bar stools are available in different materials. Some have cushioned and upholstered seats while others are made up of wood, metal, woven materials or fiberglass. The design of your bar stool will depend greatly on the overall look and style you want to achieve. Also, keep in mind that each type of material has their own positive and negative features, so do a little research before choosing to ensure that you get the best quality that can last for years.

In addition to appropriate measurements and the right height, when choosing a bar stool for your home bar, also take into consideration other factors such as comfort, functionality and the overall decor of your home.

A simple bar counter set-up in the corner which features gorgeous Oak cabinets and display cabinets, combined with built-in wine fridge and stainless-steel fridge. It also has a gorgeous Himalayan White countertop and oil-rubbed bronze fixtures for the lavatory.

Bar Decor and Special Features &#; Accessories and other special features are also considered as home bar essentials because they help you complete the overall look of the space. How you design your bar can provide the ambiance and feel you want and your decor will help set the tone for at home entertaining. Essentially, the decor of your bar area must blend with the rest of the home. Bar decor ranges from a simple candlelight glow to a surround sound flat screen TV heaven. You can include hanging glass racks for that extra flair or some framed wall arts and other decorations. Home bar decors also depend on your personal taste in style and preference. So get creative and explore.

Lighting &#; A home bar needs general lighting, task lighting and accent lighting. General lighting, also known as ambient lighting, pertains to a main lighting source that is intended for illuminating a whole space. Ambient or general lighting for home bars must promote an adequate amount of brightness and an equal distribution of light. For home bars, general lighting is usually fixed onto the ceiling and is often surface mounted. It can also be a drop light or pendant light or a series of down lights. Use daylight bulbs for ambient lighting in home bars to get a bright general illumination. Additionally, make sure that your ambient lights do not have any glare.

Task lighting or localized lighting are additional lighting fixtures which are used to aid users in accomplishing activities. It is usually added to spaces where the main ambient light source does not suffice. Some examples of task lighting for home bars are under cabinet lights. Under cabinets lights are useful in home bars because they assist you in looking for what you need quicker. With such, you can also clearly see your glassware and other accessories.

Accent lighting is used for adding drama or for creating a mood in a space. It is also used to highlight or accentuate a particular area or part of a space. Accent lighting also aids in generating a cozy and relaxing atmosphere. It is essential for home bars especially if you want to enhance the ambiance or create visual interest. Accent lights are usually in warm white or yellowish color. Examples of accent lights which can be used for home bars are wall sconces, recessed lights, floodlights or torchere.

Appliances &#; Home bars usually include appliances such as a small refrigerators and wine chillers for cold storage. If the space allows, you can also include a blender, coffee maker, dishwasher, stove for preparing snacks and even a full sized refrigerator. Appliances for recreation such as a TV may also be included for added entertainment. For those with limited spaces, home bar appliances are available in a variety of sizes which can compactly fit even in small layouts. Wine coolers, for example, have different capacities which can hold a number of bottles. Some can hold up to 38 bottles and include two different temperature zones. Bar refrigerators typically have a specification of 20 inches height by 17 inches width and inches depth and have a capacity of 50 liters. Compact appliances can be incorporated into the base of cabinetry.

Sink and Running Water &#; Some home bars include a sink for quick clean up and easy preparation work. A wet bar is a great option if you want to quickly wash your glassware without the need to carry it back to the kitchen. If you plan on setting up a wet bar for your home, make sure that the area is close to a water supply and have the plumbing checked by a professional.

Power/Electricity &#; Power/electricity are also some home bar essentials because you obviously need it to make appliances work. There should be an easy access to electrical supply in your home bar. Make sure that the area has sufficient convenience outlets for small appliances like a blender or a coffee maker and special outlets for a refrigerator and wine cooler.

Free standing Bar or Mini Bar &#; This is actually not a bar essential, but it is one of the options you can explore if you have limited space in your home but still want a place for drinks. Freestanding home bars are readily available and offer convenience and portability. For those looking to take the fun of a home bar outdoors a mobile bar can fit that need. Aside from free standing bars, a good way to design a home bar is to conceal it by containing it within a built in media wall. A simple tall cabinet can be furnished with a bar fridge, an appliance garage and some glass storage. Finish it off with some doors which can be easily closed or opened. In that way, you home bar can be hidden away when not in use.

Tucked in a little corner of the house, this bar area provides a good little get-away place to relax and drink wine. It has walnut-stained counters with matching overhead display shelves featuring an array of wines and other liquor bottles.

Bar Accessories

After setting up your home bar using the design essentials, it is now time to stock up on your bar accessories. Bar accessories are the basic items and equipment that you need to store in your home bar to keep it running. These are the items you need in preparing drinks and other stuff. Here are some examples of bar accessories for the home.

Glassware &#; A variety of glassware on hand is recommended to meet all of your bar needs. Typically you will need to stock a type of short glass, tall glass, and a stem to meet the demands of most occasions. For everyday use, at least six to eight pieces of each type can be a good start. However, if you love hosting parties and invite a lot of people on your home, invest in eight to 12 pieces of glasses. Some other glassware which can be handy for a home bar are tumblers, high balls, beer glasses, mugs, shot glasses and a pitcher.

Barware and Bartending Equipment &#; Mixing up your favorite drink will require a few of the proper utensils and some basic equipment. Well stocked home bars have spoons, shakers, ice cube trays, ice bags, strainers, jiggers, cocktail shakers, muddler, measuring tools, knives (for juicing), lemon zesters, corkscrews and wine openers in easy reach.

Alcohol &#; Stock up on essential liquors and a few basics for your home bar. For many a well-stocked beer fridge and wine cellar could do the trick for a home bar getaway. However, there are a few alcohol selections that can be added to your home bar. These include Gin, Tequila, Rum, Vodka, Cognac, Bourbon and Whiskey. Also to make classic cocktails, you can stock on base spirits and a few mixers. Many drinks require a mixer and some of the popular choices include club soda, tonic, ginger ale, and cola. Alternatively, you can also include non-alcoholic drinks in your stock so that you have a wider variety of choices.

Home Bar Cabinet Ideas

Your home bar needs to have enough cabinet storage to keep your bar functional and clutter free. An effective home bar combines different types of storage units like a base cabinet, an overhead cabinet, open shelves, drawers and pullouts to achieve optimum storage capacity. Clever storage solutions like a pullout shelf also allows you to maximize every inch of space that is available. You can also include organizers and metal wire baskets inside your cabinet systems to keep bar accessories properly sorted.

Often bar cabinets have some glass doors so you can showcase your glassware. Alternatively, hanging wine glass racks can also be used if you want to display your stemware and access them easily.

Those who wish to keep the home bar tucked away out of sight, may want to select a cabinet with a hidden bar area to keep it discreet. If you’re wine drinker you may want to select cabinetry that has an area deep enough to accommodate wine bottles on their sides. Pullouts and slotted cabinets with individual compartments also work well in holding liquor bottles that don’t require refrigeration. A small pantry can also come in handy for storing dry ingredients or snack items for your home bar.

If your budget permits, do opt for custom cabinetry. Custom cabinetry allows for modification based on your specific needs and requirements. Everything is precisely measured and accounted for. Also a custom made home bar cabinet system is designed to maximize space while still allowing for some display areas to show off attractive glassware and special accessories. However, if you have a limited budget, do not be afraid to explore other options for storage and cabinetry. You can use prefab cabinets or get creative by repurposing old furniture such as dressers, armoires or bar carts.

This home bar keeps it simple with one long counter in solid Pine wood to match the engineered pine floors and overhead cabinets with frosted glass of the same finish. It uses salt & pepper granite countertop with multi-color glass mosaic tile backsplash, and a cocktail table with 2 barstools to complete the mini bar.

Wet Bar Ideas

A home wet bar is setup with a sink and running water for serving drinks and becomes a central hub for entertaining. Whether you want a place to hangout with an alcoholic cocktail after work or want a place to socialize, this spot in the house offers an enjoyable atmosphere to relax. A wet bar is a great place for family and friends to try and taste refreshing drinks and different varieties of cocktails.

A wet bar is also efficient when it comes to clean up. Since there is a sink within reach, glassware can be washed immediately. Prep work is also more efficient because you are close to a water supply and can make snacks with ease or put water into drinks without the need to go back and forth your main kitchen.

Typical location for a wet bar is the basement. Wet bars are easy to build and can be undertaken as a “do it yourself” project. On the average, installing a new wet bar can cost $ per project.

Essential home wet bar ideas for an effective design:

  • Determine the location – Measure out exactly how much space you will be using for the home bar including how many seats you&#;ll need to accommodate guests. Popular areas for a home bar are in a dining room, space room, or living room. The basement area is a common choice as its a spot that is away from high traffic area of the home. Big spaces can utilize wall-hung cabinets for glassware and space for a refrigerator or dishwasher. Cabinets can also be used for storage of mixers, wines, and liquor bottles.
  • Plumbing &#; A wet bar will need a plumbing for efficient operation. Sinks can be installed directly in an island for ease of cleanup. For designs where seating is not desired, a custom single wall wet bar with cabinets of glassware can be combined with an under mount sink.
  • Tile backsplash &#; An attractive tile backsplash will add some excitement to the design and let you add your own personal touch.
  • Wet bar cabinets – Built-in cabinets is a necessity for storing glassware, alcohol, mixers and other essentials. Bar cabinets with glass doors are ideal for showcasing liquor, drink wares, and bar accessories. Other storage ideas that can be used are a portable buffet table or bookshelf.
  • Home wet bar island – An island can provide extra space for preparing drinks and shaking and stirring. With the island, additional barstools can be provided for a true home bar experience.
  • Consider appliances – A small refrigerator with a freezer can provide you with ice to keep beverages cool. A dishwasher can make clean up easier after your done.

This bar area placed on one end of room is the perfect spot for the bar as it is placed directly adjacent to the pool table. It has Golden maple wood floors which helps highlight the red mahogany-laminated cabinetry. The counter top uses green granite, and a wine rack is placed on the corner area of the counters.

In an attempt to maximize the unusual corners of the house, this small bar area was built to make use of the space. Despite its awkward location, the large window illuminates the space well, helping it appear more spacious. The counters are built-in with oak laminate finish and beige solid granite countertops, glass display shelf on one wall and upholstered barrel seats for the snack/drink bar.

There are many ways to make use of the space under the stairs, and turning it into a glamorous mini bar is one of the most perfect ideas to use it for. A narrow snack counter clad with marble stone and onyx front with backlights is placed parallel to a small L-shaped built-in counter with brown solid-surface and a small sink area.

This small home bar right inside the home office to help you relax and relieve stress. It has red mahogany-laminated cabinets with built-in wine fridge and white display shelves with mirror. A small sink is built in to the cabinet to help with prep and clean-up.

Rustic Bar Ideas

A rustic home bar can take you back to an earlier time and create a relaxing ambiance you and your quests will love. Some of the ways to implement rustic charm in your home bar is through decorative cabinetry with elaborate scroll work, rich stone flooring and accent walls, and natural wood and stone countertops. A rustic theme in interior design generally puts an emphasis on natural finishes like wood, natural stone and reclaimed lumber.

Colors and textures play a big part in creating a rustic feel with neutral colors such as beige&#;s and browns. The theme makes use of handcrafted and often features distressed items which are finished in a natural colors and other earthy shades. Some other characteristics of rustic themed interior are timeworn, homespun and vintage.

A rustic home bar can take you back to an earlier time and create a relaxing ambiance you and your quests will love. It evokes natural coziness and a warm and inviting feel. To achieve this look, use wood as the most dominant finish in your home bar. Wood cabinetry, whether in natural finish or in rich stains contributes a classic country flair to a home bar. Decorative cabinetry with elaborate scroll work and paneling are also prominent features in rustic inspired home bars.

Some other ways to implement rustic charm in your home bar is through rich stone flooring, countertops and accent walls. Combing natural stone with wood adds contrast and contributes depth and dimension to your home bar. Some natural stones which can be used as accents in rustic home bars are limestone, slate, granite and marble. It can be left unpolished and raw for that unfinished and aged feel.

As mentioned, colors and textures play a big part in creating a rustic feel. Contrary to a modern inspired home bar which sticks with sleek and smooth surfaces, a rustic inspired home bar encourages a play on textures. It also has a neutral color palette, but can sometimes introduce accent colors which are deep and rich.

Going for the rustic look, this basement home bar tries to emulate a wine cellar. Using natural stone tiles for the floor and masonry tiles for the walls, it creates an old-style appeal to the space and even integrates the wine storage through holes on the main bar wall. The main bar counter is constructed out of solid Maple with brown granite counters and matching upholstered wooden barstools.

The unique gothic arc ceiling with terracotta bricks gives the space a unique aura &#; rustic and elegant at the same time. The long bar counter is also finished with bricks and has a countertop with a unique curvy shape. Even the walls of the main bar area uses brick finish, and even uses antique oil-rubbed bronze light fixtures to complete the look.

A classic country inspired home bar which uses an excellent combination of materials. It uses wood-look tiles for the floors and beautiful solid walnut cabinets to go with the dark gray granite countertops. The wall is finished with terracotta bricks to give it a classic appeal and has a matching set of barstools to finish the look.

This home bar is a dream for every wine-lover. It features floor-to-ceiling height wine racks which occupies the whole room, with a little bar counter when you need to serve wine and a small table for two.

This is a great home bar idea especially for those who want a home bar but has limited space. It is only around one and a half meters long and integrates two wine fridges into the cabinet. The counter has beige granite countertop and also serves as a display area for wine and other home accessories.

Game Room Bar

One great way to take you home bar into a whole new level is to upgrade it into a game room bar. A game room bar combines the features of a bar, which is mainly used for socializing and drinking, and a game room, which main purpose is for recreation, fun and entertainment. For this type of design, a wet bar or dry bar can be used, depending on the homeowner’s needs and preferences. Typically, game rooms are also combined with a home theater or entertainment system. They are often equipped with a pool table, ping pong table, shuffleboard, surround sound stereo system and a large television. If combined with a home theater system, a gaming console also fits in with the design.

Unlike other standard home bars which are compact in size, a game room bar requires a larger space. It can occupy one spacious room or in some cases even a whole basement or an attic. To effectively make use of space, proper planning and creative design is needed. Your layout must be carefully thought of, otherwise your game room bar will look too cramped up.

It is also wise to take note of important measurements when designing a game room bar. Sports and gaming equipment can be quite bulky so they have to be accurately measured and laid out into the available space. Pool tables, for example, comes in several standard sizes which range from 7 to 9 feet. A standard 8 foot pool table had a dimension of 44 inches by 88 inches, while the pool cues are about 57 inches in length. Pool cues should also be taken into consideration, otherwise, the player can’t move freely within the space. If your space doesn&#;t allow for suc, you can always go with smaller options like air hockey tables, foosball tables or arcade games. Alternatively, a game table can also be included in your design to provide for a flexible gaming area for card games and other activities.

Other game room bar furniture include gaming chairs, spectator chairs, lazy boy recliners or bean bags. Accessories can include small basketball hoops and other gaming console equipment. When it comes to game room bar decors, it is an excellent spot to display colorful artwork, collections and memorabilia from your favorite sports team.

Some factors to consider in designing a game room bar are adequate wiring and convenience outlets for electrical items, heating and cooling systems, lighting, acoustics and a good flooring material like carpet or hardwood. If considering to incorporate a surround sound TV with your game room bar, avoid smooth and reflective surfaces, but instead go with a carpet flooring because they work well with sound proofing. Overall, game room bars are a great place for bonding with friends and family.

This luxurious modern bar and game room features wrap around windows for a stunning view of the outdoors and nearby city. The modern bar is equipped with a stainless steel countertop and matching silver bar stools. The lounge is a comfortable spot to retreat with cocktails and relax on the cream color couch or retro chairs. Rich wood flooring runs throughout the space and a pool table provides more opportunity for fun.

Many home bar ideas come from the need to create an entertainment room and make it the perfect place to relax and entertain your guests. With a large space, this room is able to fit in a curved wooden bar which uses walnut cabinets. Aside from the bar it also has 1 living area, a pool table and a small dining/snack area.

This game room is not complete without this small bar counter. Matching the modern look of the space, the bar area takes up minimal space, with only a built-up wall with a black polished granite countertop and 4 bar stools. It’s literally just a bar sitting area where you can drink or eat, but there is not actual bar adjacent to it.

This game room bar is fully equipped with a corner bar with bar stools seating for three, a pool table, slot machines and craps table. The dark coffered ceiling in dark mahogany creates an elegant and high end vibe. Decorated with colorful art prints along the walls, recessed lighting and natural window light, helps keep the ambiance of this room bright and fun.

Basement Bar Ideas

A basement bar is the ideal place for creating a room with your own personal style. Since it is tucked away from high traffic areas within your home the basement can be the perfect canvas to create that rustic wine cellar you’ve always wanted, or create a modern bar and game room. Another reason why basements are often converted into home bars is because of the spacious area that they offer. It offers great way to take advantage of an unused room in the home.

Before turning your basement into a hangout spot, there are some preparations that need to be done. Firstly, consider finishing your basement. Evaluate the existing conditions such as the flooring, walls and the ceiling. Replace parts which need to replaced and repair those which are damaged. After that, you can now decide on what type of basement bar you want for your home. You can choose a simple wet or dry bar, but if you have the luxury of space, then transform it into a game room or a family friendly area with several entertainment options.

Basement bars can either have a formal or a casual theme. Formal basement bars showcase luxurious finishes like wood or natural stone, fine details like paneling and a subtle color scheme. Casual basement bars have a more “laid back” ambiance and is less “stiff” or stately. You can also design your basement bar using a traditional style or modern style, depending on your preference. Other popular stereotypes for basement bars are sports themed home bars. Typically, basement bars with this motif display decorative items from sports. This is a source of enjoyment especially for those who are fans of particular sports teams.

A simple basement bar area which doesn’t go overboard with fancy ornamentation. It features an L-shape counter in Oak wood finish with a higher counter made from built-up Ficem board and topped with the same granite material as the main counter. The wine and other drinks are kept inside the storage area with wooden shelves built in a variety of patterns.

A harmonious combination of classic and modern, this basement home bar is a the perfect addition to any entertainment den. Placed beside a pool table in a space with plain off-white finishes, the gorgeous finish of the solid cabinets used in the bar area stands-out. A large wine fridge can be seen and 2 large wine racks are built-in on the overhead counters. It has three solid wood barstools with a backrest derived from the classic peacock chair.

With a large floor space available, this home bar occupies a large space and is adjacent to the living area. The snack/drinking counter is made from built-up gypsum with black granite top and behind it are wooden kitchen counters. with black granite countertop. It has one tall wine fridge and a Norman refrigerator built-in on the opposite ends of the back counter.

This home bar is connected to the open kitchen of the house and also open to the other parts of the house. The wood-finish ceramic tiles on the floors and the natural stone tiles on the surface of the semi-circular bar adds a rustic & country appeal to the space. The counter area behind has mahogany-laminated cabinets and black granite countertop.

Equipped with an indoor pool/spa, this home takes it up a notch and also includes a mobile bar on the side. The bar has an eye-catching brushed stainless-steel finish in a circular form and has three modern bar stools to match.

This nautical-inspired home bar takes the center stage in this home design with solid wood columns framing the bar area. The bar counter has vertical slats made of solid oak and topped with a thick slab of quartz stone. In front you will notice the two vintage life buoy rings as accessories.

A unique mobile bar inside a game room made out of solid bamboo with varnish finish. The mobile bar is solely made out of a combination of split and solid bamboo and also has a matching pair of bamboo barstools, making a light and resilient mobile bar area which you can move around as you please.

Another modern style home bar, this one is more adventurous with its choice of materials. While the counter at the back is kept simple using high-gloss white laminates, the main counter experiments with the use of backlit glass with patterns and textures.

Connected to the living area, this home bar is in one of the most ideal locations, allowing you to serve your guests drinks while they sit down and relax. It has light beech laminated cabinets and beige granite countertops, and has shelves to display drinks and wine glasses.

This small basement wet bar is tucked away in a recessed wall alcove. With open shelving, small countertop, sink and fridge, its well equipped for its compact size.

This fancy home bar is a perfect addition to a bachelor’s pad or any home with a lot of space. The white modern bar counter is large enough to accommodate 9 people and it also has a display shelf at the back which uses the same dark wengue finish as the shelf dividing the bar from the lounge area. The crystals hanging from the ceiling also adds to the elegant and luxurious feel of the space.

Designing a Home Bar

Just like any other part of the house, a home bar requires proper planning. Conceptualizing, planning and construction can be quite an overwhelming task, but it is doable as long as you keep a few basics in mind. Below, we have broken down the steps in creating a functional and efficient home bar for your house, along with some tips which you can follow. Here are some tips on designing a home bar:

Determine the function of your home bar. Just like in any design project, the first and most significant step before planning is to know the purpose of the space. Determining the function of your home bar will help you decide on the layout, design and even the materials and finishes that you will be needing to complete the project. Before starting the draft, know how your bar will be used.

Obviously, a home bar is utilized for entertaining friends, but aside from that, are there still any other activities that you plan to use your home bar for? Will it be used solely for preparing and serving drinks, or do you need it for preparing light snacks? How many users will there be? How much storage do you need? Are there any specific appliances that must be included in your layout? Do you want to use it for other activities, like casual dining, games and recreation? Do you want a wet bar or a game room bar? These questions can serve as guidelines so you can form a home bar design that is personalized and can cater to all of you needs.

Although a home bar will seldom be used every day, it is still best to design it for everyday use.

Pick an area in the house where you want to put your home bar. There are several locations where you can place a home bar. Typically, home bars are placed near the kitchen. It can also be located in a recreation area, a game room, a den, a “man cave” or a garage. In some cases home bars are also placed between living rooms and kitchens, while acting as a divider for the space.

Some homeowners put their home bars in the basement, where it is away from all the traffic of the home. When home bars are placed in the basement, it can serve another function and may be incorporated with another area like a game room or a home theater room. If using the basement as the location of your home bar, make sure that it is free from leaks. Leaks and water can cause molds to build up around your bar.

As mentioned earlier, one key tip to deciding on the location of your greenhouse is to keep it from excessive moisture. Pick a dry spot in your home. Moisture in the air does not only affect the materials that you use for your home bar but it can also affect the alcohol as well. Also, consider existing plumbing supply, electrical layouts and the availability of the space based n your specific home bar requirements. .

Plan ahead. This is in relation to choosing the location of your home bar. Before finalizing the location and the plan, know the existing site conditions of the location of your home bar. Figure out the existing water and electrical supply. These two factors are very critical because home bars essentially require a preparation area with a sink and it also requires a power source for wine chillers, refrigerators and other appliances.

Also, take into account your budget. Your budget is also a significant factor in designing your home bar mainly because your whole project depends on it. It also allows you to narrow down your options for materials and finishes. It is also advisable to prepare a contingency fund in case of unforeseen works.

Determine the size. Take accurate measurements of the space and conceptualize a layout that fits well and is proportional to the overall area. Make sure that the your home bar does not look to cramped up or overcrowded.

Draft a plan and layout. Draft and layout a simple plan based on how you would like your home bar to look like. It doesn’t have to be a professional looking drawing, a simple sketch is enough, just as long as you have a guide which you can follow as you go about with your project. Also, collect design inspirations from magazines or the internet so you have an idea on the final look, the furniture pieces and the color palette you want to use. You can always hire a professional to help you with this phase. Designers can give you several furniture layouts and proposals in working drawing format which makes construction easier for a contractor since they have a detailed plan which they can follow.

The shape of your home bar is also a part of the layout. Depending on the available space you have, it can either be a single line, a bar counter with a back bar, curved, round or even L shaped.

A home bar also has different “zones”. Typically it is divided into a work and prep counter, the serving surface, the seating area and the storage. The work counter is the main counter where you prepare drinks and light snacks. The serving surface is usually the overhang i the work counter, or the raised ledge above your work counter and it is where your guests enjoy their drinks and casually dine. The seating area, on the other hand, is obviously, where the bar stools are set up. Usually, a home bar set up has at least two to four pieces of bar stools in the seating area. The storage can be divided into two types: the cold storage and the dry storage. Cold storage includes bar refrigerators and wine chillers. Dry storage are cabinets, shelves and drawers which are used to store glassware, utensils, bottled drinks, snacks, etc. Wine racks are also considered as a type of dry storage.

Decide on the bar design. There are many types of home bar designs that one can explore. It can be a wet bar or a home bar which includes a sink in the layout. It can be a game bar, which also caters to recreational activities or it can be a portable bar, which can be moved easily and stored away quickly when not in use. Alternatively, you can also have a full bar if the available space permits. Full back bars have individual storage for bottles. The bar design will again, depend on the function of your home bar and the available space you have in the home.

Choose a style for your home bar. Ideally, when conceptualizing your home bar’s final plan, choose a design which matches the prevailing style of your home. Your home bar must blend harmoniously and cohesively with all the other areas of the house.

Materials and finishes will help you achieve the overall look you want and the texture and tone of your home bar. You can use wood for a classic feel, while if your house is modern, you can go with a more sleek and glossy surface. The color palette of your home bar must not deviate from the existing scheme of your home. If your house plays on neutrals, the stick with monochromatic tones so that your home bar does not look out of place.

Standard Dimensions for a Home Bar

Standard widths, dimensions and heights are important in designing a home bar because it helps in achieving optimum functionality. When your home bar is planned according to such measurements, an ergonomically sound and anthropometrically correct design is achieved.

Correct counter heights, for example, allow you to go about food and drinks preparation with ease and convenience. Proper counter depths will provide adequate room for drinks, snacks and casual dining and entertaining. Minimum and maximum cabinet depths and widths allow you to make the most out of your storage. Adequate clearances improve traffic flow within the area. Generally, they improve accessibility, provide convenience and make the workflow more efficient

Here are some of the standard dimensions needed in designing home bars:

• The minimum height of home bar counters is 42 inches. This height is based on the average height of most people and is comfortable enough for working, without having to bend over while use.

• Minimum overhang to accommodate bar stools range from 10 to 12 inches. This allows people to sit comfortably without bumping into the front panel of the bar. For home bar counters which do not have stools or “standing only” home bars, the depth can be reduced to 6 to 9 inches.

• The standard depth of a home bar counter is 24 inches. This is for the work counter or the bartender side of the bar, however this measurement can be adjusted depending on your preference. The countertop must be large enough to fit in a sink, if needed, but not too deep enough that you cannot reach it. 18 inch deep home bar counters are adequate if you only need the work surface for preparing drinks. Typically, this is extended to 20 to 24 inches to allow for more space for prep and for larger fixtures. Also, the work counter is usually 12 inches lower than the bar top.

• Typical length of a home bar is 6 to 8 feet. The exact measurement will depend on the available space and the number of users.

• Adequate space for each person is 60 centimeters or 24 inches or 2 feet (This is useful in determining the total length of your home bar. For example, if you plan on having a bar that can accommodate three persons, the total length of your home bar counter should be 6 feet. This is derived from multiplying 2 feet by 3 persons). This measurement can be adjusted up to 30 inches. In addition to that, allow at least 14 inches from the center of the last stool to the wall

• The height of a foot rail for a home bar is 9 inches from the floor.

• The standard countertop thickness for home bars is 2 inches.

• Bar stools are usually 29 to 32 inches tall.

Bar Countertop Ideas

Basically, any material that is used for kitchen counters can be used for bar countertops. Your choice of bar countertop material will greatly depend on the function and the design that you want to achieve for your home bar. Each specific material possesses their own positive and negative features along with their distinct stunning aesthetic appeal. Here are some of the most common countertop materials used for home bars:

Granite &#; Granite is not only the most popular kitchen countertop material but it is also the most used bar countertop material as well. It is a type of natural stone that is made up of quartz, feldspar and mica. This unique combination of minerals gives granite its distinct beauty and hardness.

One of the main reasons why granite is a popular bar countertop material is because of its unique aesthetic appeal. Each type of granite possess different variations of flecks, speckles, veins and striations, while its color range from the most subtle hues to the richest tones. In general, granite gives home bars a luxurious and interesting appeal. It is most suitable if you want to project richness and elegance in your home bar.

Aside from the aesthetics, granite is also considered to be the most durable natural stone surfaces. As they say, it is literally “as hard as a rock”. It is inherently heat resistant &#; coffee pots, hot pans, cigarettes and even trays from the oven won’t harm it. It is also scratch resistant and can stand up to everyday use. Although easy to maintain, granite bar countertops can sometimes can stain from spilled liquids, including alcohol. However, this can be avoided with preventive maintenance. Wipe any liquid immediately so they don’t seep into the stone’s surface. Granite is also sensitive to acidic substances, so make sure that your bar countertop is properly and regularly sealed before use.

If you want a long lasting countertop for your home bar, then granite is the right choice for you. Provided that it is properly sealed maintained and cleaned well, granite bar countertops can last for decades which makes it a wise investment. On the average, a granite bar countertop can set you back $20 to $ per square foot, depending on the type, color and pattern of the material.

Quartz &#; Quartz is a type of engineered stone that is composed of a mixture of 93% crushed quartz and 7% epoxy based resins. The addition of epoxy based resins to crushed quartz holds and glues the particles together, reinforcing their strength and durability. To give color to this material, pigments are added to the mixture. Quartz comes in a wide range of colors and its design highly resembles the appearance of natural stones like marble and granite.

Basically, quartz is stronger than natural stone, but is equally beautiful. Compared to natural stone countertops, quartz needs less maintenance, is resistant to heat and does not get easily scratched. Unlike stone, it does not need to be sealed.
Design and book matching is also easier, because quartz does not come in slabs with varying patterns. The transition of color and pattern is more likely to be even, since it is manmade and not natural.

Since it is very stain resistant, quartz is highly suitable to be used as a bar countertop because it probably won’t get damaged from liquid spills and alcohol. Also, it has a very smooth and solid surface which makes prep work easy.

When it comes to the cost, quartz is more expensive than granite, with an average of $70 to $90 per square foot, depending on the brand. A basic quartz counter typically cost $60 per square foot, while high grade quartz cost up to $ per square foot.

Solid Wood &#; If you want a classic look for your home bar, then a wooden countertop is the perfect choice for you. Traditional bars are usually made up with wood, specifically mahogany and they are proven to last for years. The best thing about wood is that it is highly customizable and can be shaped into any form, size and style. It can either be finished with paint, stains or even left to its natural state (but sealed) which makes it suited for any design style. In addition to that, the natural beauty of wood cannot be matched by any other material. It contributes a sense of coziness which makes spaces more warm, relaxing and inviting.

When using wood for your home bar countertop make sure to apply a sealer on top because it is vulnerable to water and liquid damage. Also, avoid incorporating a sink into your home bar countertop if using wood because compared to other materials wood is still softer. Wood is naturally prone to molds, mildew and rot when exposed to moisture. It also has the tendency to warp, expand or get scratched, so make sure that all these problems are addressed before use.

On the average, solid wood bar countertop cost $30 to $60 per square foot. Wooden bar countertops can get quite expensive if custom made and filled with special millwork and finishing. However, if you have the talent and can engage on a “do yourself project”, then the costs can significantly reduce, making it fairly affordable.

Overall, solid wood is a good choice for bar countertops, especially when it is finished in a thickness of 1 ½ inches. Some popular wood species which are used for bar countertops are cherry, teak, walnut and oak.

Stainless Steel &#; Stainless steel is more commonly found in modern and industrial themed home bars. This type of bar countertop material is heat and scratch resistant. Stainless steel is also cool to the touch and is very smooth and solid, which makes it an ideal preparation and working area. And since home bars are lightly used, stainless steel bar countertops are known to last forever, provided that it is properly installed and maintained.

The main reason as to why it works well as a bar countertop is because it impossible to stain. So seeping liquids are the least of your worries. However, water spots and fingerprints can leave marks on this type of surface, so it may require frequent wiping for it to look consistently good. If alcohol or any other type of beverage disperses over a stainless steel bar counter, it can be easily cleaned using a piece of cloth.

Cost wise, stainless steel is very expensive and costs about $ to $ per square foot on the average.

Tiles &#; Tiles are another traditional countertop material for home bars. It may either be porcelain or ceramic. Tiles are easy to clean, durable and comes in a variety of designs, colors and patterns. Like laminates, tiles are inexpensive, costing as little as $10 per square foot, depending on the size, type and design.

Although tiles can be used as a countertop surface for home bars, they come with a disadvantage and are probably one of the least advisable material that you can use, primarily because of the grout lines. The main problem with tiles stems from the grout, as spills, dirt and other grime may seep into these seams and may be quite hard to clean. Tile surfaces may be easy to clean, but the grout lines require added upkeep. Also, tile is an uneven surface, so it is not recommended for sliding around cocktail glasses.

Designer’s Tip: Although Marble is one countertop material you can explore, when it comes to bar countertops, they are not recommendable. They are luxurious, rich and sophisticated, and smooth to the touch too, but generally lacking when it comes to resistance to liquids. Since the home bar is regularly exposed to water, alcohol and other liquids, it is important that the countertop material is non porous. Marble is highly porous and can stain easily with spilled alcohol. Among the natural stone countertops, it is the most fragile. Compared to granite, it is more prone to cracking and chipping.

Laminates &#; Laminates are a type of material that is usually used as a surface covering for wood. Popularly known as Formica, laminates are made up of several layers of materials that are sandwiched together. Laminates are produced in thin sheets but they do not lack resilience and toughness because of their material composition. The top layer of laminates are made up of a protective layer of melamine resin. Beneath the top layer, is a decorative layer which contains the pattern, design, texture and color of the laminate. Its core layer is made up of Kraft paper that is reinforced with resins, while its wear layer is made up of a combination of paper, aluminum oxide and melamine resin. Laminate is usually glued on top of a sturdy material to improve its quality and aesthetics. It is commonly applied to a strong plywood or a wooden substrate.

Laminated countertops are wise choice for home bars because of their durability. It can withstand the wear and tear of use, and along with proper care and installation, laminated countertops can last for 20 to 30 years. It is also inexpensive, costing around $5 to $25 per square foot.

Aside from the practical benefits, laminates are also versatile. When it comes to design, laminated countertops offer a wide range of choices that can suit any home bar design style , whether it may be traditional, Mediterranean, rustic, contemporary or modern. It is available in a broad spectrum of colors, designs and textures. Some laminates also mimic the appearance of natural materials like wood and stone, so it can be used as an alternative if you want to cut on costs but achieve the same design aesthetic. The edges of a laminated bar counter can also be finished with bevels, curves depending on one’s personal preference.

Although practical to be used as a home bar countertop, laminated countertops also have several drawbacks. They are sensitive to excessive exposure to water. Spilled liquids like alcohol can get in the seams and produce potential damage, however, this can be prevented if such spills are wiped at once.

If using laminates for bar countertops, it is more recommendable to be used in the prep counters or the working area.

Solid Surfaces &#; Also known as Corian, solid surfaces are one of the modern alternatives for traditional bar and kitchen counter materials. It is an artificial material that is homogeneous all throughout, meaning the top, middle, bottom and surface are all the same. Solid surfaces are built to look like stone but have added benefits when used.

The primary reason as to why solid surfaces make good countertops for home bars is because this material is non porous. Unlike stone, solid surfaces do not absorb liquids, thus they are not prone to bacteria build up, molds and mildew. Solid surface countertops are also very durable and can last for years. They are easy to clean, requiring only minimal wiping using a cloth or paper towel with cleanser, and are resistant to stains from liquids and other substances. Another advantage is that they have a smooth surface, which is ideal for setting up glassware and serving drinks.

One downside of solid surface countertops is that they are not scratch resistant, however these surface scratches can be repaired easily with a little sanding and buffing. Also, if your home bar design uses an overhang for tucking in bar stools and for knee space, this might not be a good choice. This is mainly because solid surfaces have the tendency to crack under heavy weight, so if your home bar countertop has an overhang, make sure that your solid surface countertop is cantilevered with an additional support.

Design wise, solid surfaces are available in a wide array of colors, which makes mixing and matching not a problem. It can be matched with both traditional and modern home bar designs, and they contribute a rich and luxurious feel to a space.

Compared to other bar countertop materials, solid surfaces are quite expensive. Typically, they cost $50 to $ per square foot, depending on the design, color and manufacturer or brand. Also, this type of material requires the services of a professional when it comes to installation.

Concrete &#; Concrete countertops are more prevalent in modern home bar designs. It is made up of a mixture of cement, gravel, sand aggregates and water. Concrete counters resemble the look of natural stone and are often in precast molded forms. Precast concrete counters are delivered to the site fully cured and finished and just require installation. The typical thickness of concrete bar counters are 1 ½ inches and can be fabricated to any length.

Concrete is porous but once honed and sealed, it becomes stain and water resistant. It is highly durable because it is often reinforced with a wire mesh, metal rebar or fiberglass fibers to add strength. In addition to that, concrete is also flexible, can be molded into different sizes and shapes and may be stained into different colors by adding pigments during mixing.

Concrete bar countertops cost $85 to $ per square foot and has a lifespan of 50 years.

Epoxy and Resin &#; If you want to go with something decorative and unique for your bar countertop, you can try exploring epoxy and resin. Epoxy and resin is a clear, thick substance that is poured over another material. When it hardens, the end product is a smooth, hard and solid surface that is durable. The main difference that it has with natural stone counters is that whatever material is underneath the resin can be seen clearly and it more importantly, it is less porous. So basically, this material is used if you want to transform a unique material into a workable solid surface &#; like coins, trading card, pictures, etc. Epoxy and resin can also be poured on top of mosaic tiles or even ceramic tiles, if you want to eliminate those problematic grout lines which catch dirt.

This type of bar countertop works well for home bars which follow a theme. For sports themed home bars, you can use trading cards or other memorabilia sandwiched in resin. If you want to showcase a collection, like corks from wine bottles or stamps, this is a good way to display it in home bar while preserving it at the same time.

Epoxy and resin bar countertops are chemical resistant and heavy duty. It is also stain and bacteria resistant, easy to clean and has a minimum lifespan of 10 years.

This modern bar area is not strictly a bar for drinks and cocktails. It also serves as a small show kitchen wherein you can cook while you entertain the guests. Following the modern theme of the interiors, the kitchen bar area uses laminated counters and cabinets, as well as built-in induction cooker and a sink. The accent wall is finished with slates tiles to add a little more texture and personality to the space.

With a gorgeous view, you would surely have a good time unwinding in this home, especially with a mini bar to make yourself a martini while watching the sunset. This  luxury living room space has a light modern tropical feel, with light beech wood floors and white walls. The bar counter follows the same theme with its white counter and light beige countertop plus a matching bar stool with beige leather upholstery.

A luxurious modern bar area which looks like a reception counter of a modern hotel. The black quartz bar counter is free-standing as opposed to the more common built-in counters and has x-legs in stainless steel. The bar’s form has a gorgeous geometric design and is paired with 5 glass pendant lamps and mirrored back walls, creating a sleek modern look.

Featuring a unique modern design, this home bar is sure to be a hit. It has a floor-to-ceiling display shelf/cabinet for the wine and other beverages and has an island bar counter with a lower counter using black granite and a higher and narrower counter laminated with the same zebra wood laminate as the display shelf.


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28 Basement Bar Ideas for an Awesome Space To Drink with Friends

After all, the goal is to turn your basement bar into the space you’ve always wanted it to be.

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Top 60 Cool Basement Bar Ideas and Designs for 2021
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Transform one room at home into your new favorite bar. In the following slides, designers experiment with bold colors and playful finishes to craft one-of-a-kind bars that rival commercial spaces—without sacrificing the coziness of a home or the personality of the people who live there. Discover your favorite design scheme here.

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Make a Statement

Lacquer transforms this gorgeous bar area from Brian Watford Interiors.

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Gold Medal

A glittering gold ceiling transforms this sleek, alpine bar area from Wesley Moon Inc.

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Classic Blue

Floating shelves, a graffiti-style wallcovering, and charming artworks serve as inspired accents in this bar from Charlotte Lucas Interior Design.

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Beautiful Marble

This contemporary, marble bar from Dodson Interiors is one-of-a-kind.

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Emerald City

Here, Nicole Zarr and Associates, LLC expertly pairs green lacquered walls with a wallpapered ceiling and brass shelving.

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A Touch of Tropical

A botanical wallcovering and natural, textured bar cabinet gives this Floridian space a tropical personality. Design by Lindsey Coral Harper Interior Design.

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Going for the Gloss

This gorgeous, glossy bar design by Kathryn Ivey Interiors is compelling and sophisticated.

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Bright Built-Ins

A blooming floral wallcovering is set behind a lacquered, built-in bar in this space from Brooke Moorhead Design.

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Life Aquatic

A seafoam bar in this Sacramento home by PepperJack Interiors is fresh and fun.

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Sophisticated Accents

In a Greek Revival by CWB Architects, a slate-blue bar off the living area is lit up with a cone-shaped pendant light.

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Picturesque Patterns

A patterned wallpaper brings energy to a cheerful bar alcove. Design by Kelly Rogers Interiors.

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Beachy Keen

In a cottage on Lake Michigan, Buccellato Design, LLC set up a playful, vacation-style bar for the enclosed porch.

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Blue Crush

The deep navy cabinetry and star-patterned backsplash in this kitchen bar by KitchenLab Design look inspired by the night sky.

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Organic Design

Against a leaf-printed wallcovering, this lacquered lilac bar cabinet pops in a room designed by Stefani Stein Inc.

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Posh Pairings

In this bar area, Vani Sayeed Studios matched a white tile backsplash with a cranberry background hue.

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Maximalist Tendencies

An elaborate chandelier, acrylic furnishings, and gilt details make this bar by Cindy Witmer Designs a contemporary, sophisticated take on the Prohibition-era speakeasy.

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Marble Perfection

A custom Calacatta marble bar adds depth to the beach-inspired living area by Sarah Barnard Design.

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Wood-Paneled Pantry

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Bringing the Outside In

A comfortable home bar with custom cabinetry, marble bar, fireplace, and seating by Lori Gilder Interior Makeovers Inc opens up to the outdoors.

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Beach House Bar

A beach house by Amy Lau Design includes a dreamy, blue-tiled kitchen and bar with wooden beams and floating shelves.

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Colonial Creation

A New England-style bar in this living area by Liz Caan & Co is well organized and well stocked.

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Home bars have been part of home plans for a long time. Some homes need huge rooms for their extensive bottle collection and entertainment needs, others prefer the hidden bar designs and then there are single dweller homes with mini wall bars. Home bars do not only provide a safe and organised storage for your collection of wines and spirits, but it also helps you prepare drinks quickly, easily and efficiently by having all bar accoutrements in one place. Here are some impressive home bar ideas and designs to inspire your next home renovation;

1.       The Barn

This vibe is all about great conversations, amazing companions, good times. All you need for a barn-inspired home bar is a chalkboard wall, a wood slab counter, a few vintage wire lighting and bar stools. Perfect for basements or man cave settings.

barn inspired home bar

2.       Bar in a Cabinet

This home bar is kept away from plain sight but is nearby and handy when situations call for a celebration, a party or just a relaxing sip before bed. The cabinet is already complete with a bar cooler, a wine rack and shelves for storage.

bar in a cabinet

3.       Grey Elegance

Modern, elegant and posh. This well-designed home bar takes only about two metres of your kitchen wall space, it is well-appointed that it already includes a couple of coolers, ample wine racks, storage drawers, shelves and service countertop. The understated light grey tone highlights the luxurious marble splashback.

elegant grey home bar

4.       Floating Bottle Storage

Amazing and interesting! A perfect wine bottle storage for the modern minimalist home. This great design also doubles as a room divider. The silver or chrome bars give an edgy look. You can also use wood bars for a more rustic vibe.

floating bottle rack

5.       The Pallet Bar

You don’t need to spend a fortune for a home bar. This DIY recycled pallet bar is easy to assemble and will only cost you the pallets, a few nails and a weekend to work on. Simply clean and sand the pallets, put them together, add some colourful lighting and the drinks. You’re ready to party!

recycled pallet bar

6.       Pull-Out Drawers

This mini home bar gets a big plus for its convenient design. Making up for its size, the pull-out drawers optimise the available storage space without sacrificing convenience. The bottom drawer for the tall bottles, the top drawer for shorter ones and the upper shelves for glasses, carafes and other bar implements. It even has a service and prep counter!

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7.       Under the Stairs

Put that awkward space under your stairs to great use. A home bar is just perfect! The black granite countertop sets the moody vibe, while the red brick wall brings the rustic and charming look. Completing the bar are shelves for the bottles, mood lights and a spacious cooler.

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8.       Chic Nook

Why go out when you can enjoy your favourite drink from your own chic home bar? Bring your friend over instead and have the party in the house! Chic and modern, the look includes a brick wall, a marble counter, a couple of black metal bar stools and an amazing and impressive customised metal wall storage.

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9.       Marbled Opulence

For those who aren’t afraid to party in the light, this bright and magnificent home bar is for you! The white, grey and several shades in between complement the luxurious marble wall and counters. Complete the posh look with chrome bar stools and crystal pendant lights.

bright marbled bar

   Tuscan Cellar

Peaceful, charming and pastoral. Just like the warm air where the best wines come from. The cool chamber recreates the Tuscan air with its cement slab walls, wood shelves and the rustic wine barrel stand. The open ceiling provides the light. The ceiling wood slats, metal bottle holders and clean carpentry give the room a modern look.

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   All in the Wall

This home bar also doubles as wall décor. With smaller homes, home bar ideas and designs have become more creative. Save up on floor space by installing your home bar on the wall. Great idea for bachelor pads and smaller mancaves. Box shelves serve as storage, counters and lighting base. Use your creativity to design the best wall home bar fit for your taste and personality.

modern wall bar

   Rustic Industrial

Combine the rugged vibe of the Wild West with the warmth of rustic charm. The bare concrete floors, brick walls and wood panelled ceilings all give strong impressions of bucolic hospitality and good times. The vintage wood and metal bar, vintage light and old-school bar stool drive in the industrial look.

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Modern, opulent and striking. This in-wall cabinet home bar is well-designed for efficiency and style. When the inside lights are lit, the bar is bright against the matte black wall, turn off the lights, the bar is obscured by the tinted glass walls. The lower portion of the bar is a cooler, while the upper shelves serve as storage and a prep counter.

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   Ice Bucket Add-on

Nothing like an ice bucket filled with ice and drinks proclaims a party! Don’t bother transforming your bathtub or kitchen sink into a party ice bucket, just install one in your home bar. This modern and space-efficient home bar setup includes a mirror splashback, a cooler, a few box shelves and edgy black drop lights.

mini bar with ice bucket

   A Garden Bar

Bring the party outdoors with this cool garden bar. Perfect for pool parties or just lounging in your deck or garden and enjoying a few drinks, alone, with your significant other or with friends. Complete with coolers, box wine shelves, a bar and a pair of barrel buckets, one for ice and the other one used as a planter for your favourite cocktail herb or spice.

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   The Great Divider

Compact and accessible. Enjoy your favourite drink quick and easy with this kitchen island home bar. Bottle slots on the bottom half and a spacious shelve on top for all your bar accoutrements. One of the best home bar ideas and designs for apartments or smaller homes.

kitchen island bar

   DIY Wall Bar

This mini home bar has everything you need to fix and enjoy your favourite drinks, but without eating off precious floor space. Ideal for a second and more convenient home bar – in the bedroom or game room. You’ll need a few wood pallets, some sandpaper and nails and a day to work on it.  

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   Lounge with a View

Turn your balcony, window room or verandah into this amazing home bar. The bar is installed on one side of the room – complete with a sink, cooler, shelves and storage cabinets. The dark wood and black combi contrast the white overall theme and the brightness coming from the wide glass window. With the sofa set against the wall and nesting tables, space is maximised.

balcony lounge and bar

   Party in a Barrel

Cool, novel and fun idea! This bar in a barrel is best for smaller homes or apartments, and for bigger homes but would want several bars around the house. As is, the rustic barrel is an interesting home accent, open it up and the party begins.

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   The Racks

This minimalist bar is functional, attractive and well-designed. Choose a good nook for your bar and change your mind or your home design, you can relocate this bar easily. Just move the wine rack bar to where the party is.

minimalist wine rack

   Between Planting and Wining

This garden-inspired home bar is refreshing, trendy and fun! Build a home bar that will satisfy your need for both gardening and enjoying your favourite cocktail. Equipped with a sink, a cooler, lots of counter space and a chic black metal shelving. Your guests will enjoy just lounging in this beautiful room.

garden inspired home bar

   A Nook Bar

Bright and charming, compact and accessible. Turn an awkward corner or a nook into this very practical and cosy home bar. It includes a wine cooler, a drawer, a cabinet, a small counter and a couple of shelves. More than enough to provide you and your guests the refreshments you’ll need all day.

home mini bar

   The Cocktail Pantry

For people who love to entertain at home, this huge cocktail pantry is a must. You can build this in the kitchen, in the basement or game room and even in the hallway. Wine coolers below and storage shelves above. The middle shelf serves as the prep counter. You can close up the pantry with sliding glass doors.

wine pantry

   Kitchen Wall

No space for a home bar? No problem! This mini home bar is just a kitchen wall. With a wood counter you can fold down when not in use and in wall shelves for storage, the home takes zero floor space and very minimal shelf space. You’ll love its accessible location too!

small kitchen bar

   Coolers and Dispensers

A very practical and efficient home bar setup. Built into a cosy corner, the bar includes a couple of coolers, some shelves, a bottle opener, a wood slab counter and a wall-mounted liquor dispenser. These home bar ideas and designs have all you need.

rustic mini bar

   Sleek Minimalist

Modern, sleek and striking! This edgy and trendy home bar doesn’t need much décor to captivate. A black island, sleek wood panel wall that hides cabinets, edgy dome pendant lights, metal bar stools and a mirror-backed display shelf. Simply impressive!

modern minimalist home bar

   Glassed in Wine Room

Bright, ultra-modern, arresting and posh. When you want a separate wine room but still want it very much part of the house, this glassed-in wine room is for you. The wine racks on two sides of the room screen off direct view, while one wall serves as the counter and storage area.

glassed in home bar

   Party Lights

This corner home bar is well-appointed, complete and efficient. The open box shelf serves as storage and showcase for your bottles and glassware. The counter below includes a couple of coolers, while the one in front serves as the bar and includes a sink. Complete the look with amazing party lights!

party room bar

   Enduring Classic

This classy home bar is sophisticated, graceful and timeless. This style will endure trends, go across home styles and fit into many people’s personalities and tastes. The black nook includes X box bottle shelves, shelves, a prep counter, some drawers and a cooler. To brighten up the look, decorate the bar with wine glasses, decanters and silver buckets and trays.

elegant home bar

   Outdoor Pallet Bar

Complete your backyard party scene with this outdoor pallet bar. Made entirely of wood pallets, the small yet extensive home bar includes a sink, a beer dispenser, a wall-mounted liquor dispenser and shelves for glasses and more bottles. You can easily close up shop when the party is over.

pallet backyard bar

   A Secret Stash

Hidden home bar ideas and designs are popular. This is a very accessible yet discreet home bar. Easily hide your home bar with a fake wall that doubles as a cabinet door. This fake wall hides a complete handy home bar that includes an elegant service counter, dozens of your favourite drinks and enough glasses for you and your guests.

hidden home bar

   Modern Side Bar

A modern side home bar is best for the dining room, hallway and for smaller basements and party rooms. The home bar features a counter, a cooler, bottle rack and a couple of bar stools. Very notable are the wall accents of wood cubes and a black panel, highlighted by several spotlights. Cool!

modern home bar

   Patio Party Room

Turn your patio into a party or chill zone by adding a home bar. This glass-encased patio includes a mini bar that can serve your favourite drink without you running to the kitchen. The geometric design of the bar is picked up by the very interesting floor detail. Add some vintage glass dome pendant lights, a couple of mid-century modern chairs for the refreshing outdoorsy vibe.

enclosed patio

   Portable Minibar

This personal mini bar is big enough to hold your favourite stash of drinks and small enough to for you to move it as much as you want. Bring it with you to the bedroom, the living room and even to the bathroom! Convenience is served!

portable mini bar

   Rustic Mancave

Urbane, rustic, impressive. The wood panel walls, massive wood beam, vintage bar stools and the galvanised iron sheet enclosed lights deliver a strong, active and vibrant personality. While the tile collage splashback and anchor décor show a creative side.

rustic home bar

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