Home Bar Ideas and Designs

AP Chelsea
AP Chelsea
Verve Design Studio Ltd
This is an example of a classic home bar in Hampshire.
Contemporary kitchen
Contemporary kitchen
Ti Designe
This is an example of a large contemporary home bar in London with grey cabinets, marble worktops and light hardwood flooring.
Grey Oak Bar
Grey Oak Bar
David Lisle Kitchen Design
Design ideas for a traditional home bar in Cheshire.
A Quintessential English Kitchen
A Quintessential English Kitchen
Kitchen Connection of Ascot (KCA)
A bespoke handmade Davonport pantry. This design features open shelving to expose the craftsmanship of the pantry interior.
Photo of a large classic home bar in Berkshire with shaker cabinets, grey cabinets, quartz worktops, brown floors and white worktops.
Chelsea Flat
Chelsea Flat
Aflux Designs
Photo of a medium sized contemporary l-shaped breakfast bar in London with raised-panel cabinets, grey cabinets, mirror splashback, medium hardwood flooring, beige floors and grey 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.
Glo Walk
Glo Walk
MH Costa Construction Ltd
This is an example of a contemporary home bar in London.
Bar & Media Room Design
Bar & Media Room Design
Decorbuddi
Playful bar and media room design. Eclectic design to transform this living room in a family home. Contemporary and luxurious interior design achieved on a budget. Blue bar and blue media room with metallic touches. Interior design for well being. Creating a healthy home to suit the individual style of the owners.
Apartment refurbishment, Soho
Apartment refurbishment, Soho
Mark Pinney Associates
Medium sized contemporary single-wall wet bar in London with a built-in sink, glass-front cabinets, marble worktops, mirror splashback, medium hardwood flooring and grey worktops.
Circle Gardens
Circle Gardens
MCB Developments
Design ideas for a traditional home bar in London.
Bespoke Home Bar
Bespoke Home Bar
Stickland Wright Architects + Interiors
Hidden Bar Home bar Fitted storage Bespoke Bespoke cabinetry Shaker style Pendant lighting
Small traditional single-wall home bar in Sussex with no sink, grey cabinets, mirror splashback and white worktops.
Notting Hill
Notting Hill
Stella Rossa Contractors Ltd
Photo of a contemporary home bar in Other.
Matt Graphite and Pale Grey Breakfasting Kitchen and Family Room
Matt Graphite and Pale Grey Breakfasting Kitchen and Family Room
Newcastle Kitchen & Bedroom Co
Part of a multi-room project consisting of: kitchen, utility, media furniture, entrance hall and master bedroom furniture, situated within a modern renovation of a traditional stone built lodge on the outskirts of county Durham. the clean lines of our contemporary linear range of furniture -finished in pale grey and anthracite, provide a minimalist feel while contrasting elements emulating reclaimed oak add a touch of warmth and a subtle nod to the property’s rural surroundings.
House of Lozi - Cass's Home
House of Lozi - Cass's Home
Lozi
Small scandinavian single-wall home bar in London with wood worktops, white splashback, no sink, open cabinets and metro tiled splashback.
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.
Glamourous & worldly living room
Glamourous & worldly living room
Cat Dal Interiors
Starting with a blank canvass, our brief was to turn an unloved sitting room and entrance into a dazzling, eclectic space, for both entertaining and the everyday. Working closely with our client, we proposed a scheme that would mix vintage and modern elements to create an air of worldly elegance with lavish details. From our voluptuous bespoke velvet banquette to the vintage Hollywood regency coffee table, each piece was carefully selected to create a rich, layered and harmonious design.
Country New build
Country New build
Harriet Hughes Interior Design
This classic contemporary home bar we installed is timeless and beautiful with the brass inlay detailing inside the shaker panel.
This is an example of a large classic galley breakfast bar in London with wood worktops, dark hardwood flooring, grey floors, grey worktops, glass-front cabinets and dark wood cabinets.
Modern Home in Sutton Coldfield
Modern Home in Sutton Coldfield
Design by UBER
Relaxation area opposing the bar and wine cellar. Secret mirror door in the corner.
Photo of a medium sized traditional single-wall wet bar in West Midlands with an integrated sink, dark wood cabinets, onyx worktops, grey splashback, medium hardwood flooring and brown floors.
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.
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 84,578 images from the best designers, decorators, and architects in the country, including Sola Kitchens and Ti Designe. 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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