1. Home Bar

Home Bar Ideas and Designs

Private Client- Surrey
Private Client- Surrey
The L&C Company
This is an example of a contemporary l-shaped breakfast bar in Surrey with open cabinets, white cabinets and dark hardwood flooring.
A Nutritional Therapists Dream
A Nutritional Therapists Dream
Sola Kitchens
This Scandinavian-style kitchen was designed for a London-based Naturopathic Nutritional Therapist and her busy family. This calm haven, hand-painted in Farrow & Ball’s Oval Room Blue with bold Buster and Punch brass handles, provides the perfect backdrop to create healthy recipes and eating plans for her clients.
Incredible Kitchen Extension With Custom Bar
Incredible Kitchen Extension With Custom Bar
Opun
This custom home bar is the cherry on top of the home extension and really brings an additional 'wow' factor to the entire project. We'll take a vodka martini, shaken, not stirred.
Private Residence Cambridge
Private Residence Cambridge
SLC Interior Design
A cosy living room and eclectic bar area seamlessly merged, through the use of a simple yet effective colour palette and furniture placement. The bar was a bespoke design and placed in such away that the architectural features, which were dividing the room, would be incorporated and therefore no longer be predominant. The period beams, on the walls, were further enhanced by setting them against a contemporary colour, and wallpaper, with the wood element carried through to the new floor and bar.
Cleveland Gardens project
Cleveland Gardens project
A&A Bespoke Furniture Ltd.
This is an example of a contemporary home bar in London.
Trelissick Bar
Trelissick Bar
Treyone
Photo of a medium sized contemporary galley breakfast bar in Cornwall with grey cabinets, mirror splashback, medium hardwood flooring, brown floors and grey worktops.
Corniche Penthouse Block B
Corniche Penthouse Block B
TG-Studio
Photo of a contemporary home bar in London.
Horsforth Home Bar & Entertainment room
Horsforth Home Bar & Entertainment room
Beckett & Beckett Interiors
Luxury entertainment room with home bar. We designed and manufactured a bespoke bar with added shelving and doors in the recess of the fire place. Wallpaper by Arte is available from our showroom.
Cinema Room Bar
Cinema Room Bar
Miriam Sheridan Photography
Miriam Sheridan Photography
Design ideas for a small contemporary l-shaped home bar in Berkshire with flat-panel cabinets, black cabinets, ceramic flooring, grey floors, grey splashback and grey worktops.
Striking Industrial Kitchen for Newly Built Home, Buckinghamshire
Striking Industrial Kitchen for Newly Built Home, Buckinghamshire
Kitchen Connection of Ascot (KCA)
A striking industrial kitchen for a newly built home in Buckinghamshire. This exquisite property, developed by EAB Homes, is a magnificent new home that sets a benchmark for individuality and refinement. The home is a beautiful example of open-plan living and the kitchen is the relaxed heart of the home and forms the hub for the dining area, coffee station, wine area, prep kitchen and garden room. The kitchen layout centres around a U-shaped kitchen island which creates additional storage space and a large work surface for food preparation or entertaining friends. To add a contemporary industrial feel, the kitchen cabinets are finished in a combination of Grey Oak and Graphite Concrete. Steel accents such as the knurled handles, thicker island worktop with seamless welded sink, plinth and feature glazed units add individuality to the design and tie the kitchen together with the overall interior scheme.
Notting Hill Townhouse
Notting Hill Townhouse
Barlow & Barlow Design
Green metro tiled cocktail bar area.
Large bohemian single-wall wet bar in London with a submerged sink, flat-panel cabinets, grey cabinets, glass worktops, green splashback and metro tiled splashback.
Kitchen-Walstead
Kitchen-Walstead
Kub3 LTD
Inspiration for a medium sized contemporary l-shaped breakfast bar in Surrey with flat-panel cabinets, blue cabinets, composite countertops, medium hardwood flooring, beige floors and white worktops.
Basement & Joinery Work
Basement & Joinery Work
GP Basement Building & Refurbishment
Medium sized contemporary single-wall breakfast bar in London with open cabinets, dark wood cabinets, mirror splashback, carpet, beige floors and glass worktops.
Burr Walnut Furniture
Burr Walnut Furniture
Woodstock Furniture
This is an example of a classic galley breakfast bar in London with shaker cabinets, medium wood cabinets, medium hardwood flooring, brown floors and multicoloured worktops.
Grey Oak Bar
Grey Oak Bar
David Lisle Kitchen Design
Design ideas for a traditional home bar in Cheshire.
Mayfair House
Mayfair House
Derek Williams Design
Photo of a medium sized contemporary breakfast bar in London with open cabinets, marble worktops, mirror splashback, white worktops, a submerged sink and grey floors.
The Bellows, Henfield
The Bellows, Henfield
Neil Mac Photo
Neil Macaninch Neil Mac Photo
Contemporary galley wet bar in Sussex with medium wood cabinets and beige floors.
Chatsworth Gardens
Chatsworth Gardens
Zulufish
A Victorian semi-detached house with a large entrance hall leading to a spacious kitchen, dining area and family room to the rear and a formal sitting room and TV room at the front and centre. The upper floors house five bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. The design-savvy owners of a fashionable London shoe boutique, which we’d refurbished, appointed us to work on their home. They wanted to inject it with character and warmth, and although initially reluctant to make structural changes, reconsidered. The inspiration was modern and trendy Scandinavian style: what strikes you immediately are the views – the uninterrupted view from room to room through the depth of the building as well as those across to the stunning garden.
Tawny House
Tawny House
User
This is an example of a contemporary galley breakfast bar in London with glass-front cabinets, medium wood cabinets, carpet, black floors and black worktops.
West Sussex Kitchen for a New German Build House.
West Sussex Kitchen for a New German Build House.
Hubble Kitchens
Photo of a contemporary single-wall wet bar in Sussex with glass-front cabinets, light wood cabinets, wood splashback, beige floors and grey worktops.
A home bar is one of the ultimate indulgences for a homeowner. By no means essential but all the more satisfying for that very reason. Whether your home bar ideas would be having the boys round to watch the big match in a pub-style atmosphere on a Saturday afternoon, ‘going uptown’ to sip an espresso martini in your home cocktail bar in the loft, or hoping to recreate the vibe of an intimate speakeasy in your basement, a style home bar is a treat that’s guaranteed to lift your spirits. A place where you are always guaranteed a seat.

How big should my home bar be?


The ideal style of your home bar will depend on your lifestyle and entertaining habits as well as the amount of available space. If big groups come round regularly then you should consider dedicating a part of your living room or basement to a larger seating area – complete with a bar table, bar stools and wet bar section – to keep everyone suitably comfortable and merry. If TV is essential, check if there is a wall nearby that’s a big enough to mount it on without restricting anyone’s view. A key feature of home bar ideas is the storage – gleaming wine racks and low-lit glass shelves. Make sure you can afford these little delights after you have built the basic structure. Alternatively, if space is limited, a freestanding home cocktail bar would give you somewhere to prepare cocktails that is out of the way – in the corner of your dining room or under the stairwell for instance. Also, mirrored surfaces can help to create the illusion of space. Sketch the layout of the room in which you would like to place the bar and think about where all those bottles, cans and snacks are going to go. Then speak to either a home bar specialist about your home bar ideas, or to a joiner about adapting a vintage bookcase or creating something bespoke.

What style of home bar should I choose?


Try to play off the interior decor of the surrounding area. A kitsch Manhattan-inspired home cocktail bar will look out of place in a country cottage, for example. Similarly, a long white walnut home bar would jar against a bright red contemporary kitchen. That said, contrast might be something that you accentuate, not least through the choice of flooring, which would help to make your home bar stand out. Collect home bar ideas in an Ideabook, settle upon a theme and then discuss the design with your home bar specialist or joiner. Lighting sets the mood in bars, particularly late at night, so pay special attention to placement, intensity and how you want your guests to feel. Dim underbar lighting creates a warm, intimate atmosphere, while spotlights brighten and energise.

Which home bar accessories and facilities should I include?


This really does depend on how far you are willing to go. A home bar can replicate almost everything you see in your local, from running water and refrigerated wine cabinets to draught beer pumps and bespoke lighting and a sound systems. Again, the most important thing is to work with what’s there – available space and home decor. Is that black lizard effect leather flooring really going to go? How about the turquoise splashback? Do those flowers look out of place or will they help to soften up what’s fast becoming a man cave? There are several ways to make a home bar more visually interesting without spending big on fixtures and fittings. Select furniture that’s comfortable but also sparks interest, such as salvaged chairs or a second-hand leather sofa. Add a touch of glitz and glamour through your choice of glassware, drinks trolley, ice bucket, shaker and spirit bottles if you want the home cocktail bar look. Then scatter a few curios around the bar – ornaments, lamps, artwork, photos and travel mementos are great home bar ideas to get the conversation started.

Whether you want inspiration for planning a home bar renovation or are building a designer home bar from scratch, Houzz has 82,796 images from the best designers, decorators, and architects in the country, including Hubble Kitchens and Opun. Look through home bar photos in different colours and styles and when you find a home bar design that inspires you, save it to an Ideabook or contact the Pro who made it happen to see what kind of design ideas they have for your home. Explore the beautiful home bar ideas photo gallery and find out exactly why Houzz is the best experience for home renovation and design.
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