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Treasure Island Residence
Treasure Island Residence
ZaZood
Brandi Image Photography
Large beach style seated home bar photo in Tampa
Stone Addition
Stone Addition
Crisp Architects
Example of a classic gray floor home bar design in New York with a drop-in sink, raised-panel cabinets, green cabinets and multicolored backsplash
Arcadia
Arcadia
MARCUSSE CONSTRUCTION
Inspiration for a mid-sized contemporary single-wall light wood floor and beige floor wet bar remodel in Grand Rapids with furniture-like cabinets, gray cabinets, white backsplash, subway tile backsplash, gray countertops and a drop-in sink
Featured Bar area
Featured Bar area
Featured Kitchen and Bath, Inc.
Wet bar - small rustic single-wall carpeted wet bar idea in Seattle with an undermount sink, raised-panel cabinets, medium tone wood cabinets, granite countertops, multicolored backsplash and stone slab backsplash
Photography for Architects, Designers and Real Estate Professionals
Photography for Architects, Designers and Real Estate Professionals
DeGraffenreid Photography
Project by: Dichotomy Interiors
Example of a small trendy single-wall home bar design in New York with wood countertops, white backsplash, subway tile backsplash and brown countertops
Roswell Renovation
Roswell Renovation
Trademark Building Company
Mimi Erickson
Small elegant single-wall wet bar photo in Atlanta with an undermount sink, recessed-panel cabinets and distressed cabinets
Custom Bar
Custom Bar
MLC Interiors
Custom Wet Bar Area MLC Interiors 35 Old Farm Road Basking Ridge, NJ 07920
Inspiration for a small timeless single-wall medium tone wood floor and brown floor wet bar remodel in New York with an undermount sink, raised-panel cabinets, blue cabinets and granite countertops
Rustic Home Bar
Rustic Home Bar
Mid-sized mountain style u-shaped dark wood floor seated home bar photo in Atlanta with an undermount sink and dark wood cabinets
Reese Creek Station
Reese Creek Station
Shannon Grady Nygard Interiors
Mid-sized mountain style single-wall light wood floor and beige floor wet bar photo in Other with an undermount sink, shaker cabinets, dark wood cabinets, solid surface countertops, gray backsplash and metal backsplash
Beachwalk 114
Beachwalk 114
Cornerstone Builders & Associates, LLC
Mid-sized trendy home bar photo in Chicago
Hermosa Beach - Kitchen
Hermosa Beach - Kitchen
Concept Renovations, Inc.
Mid-sized elegant single-wall wet bar photo in Los Angeles with recessed-panel cabinets, white cabinets, white backsplash, no sink, marble countertops, stone slab backsplash and gray countertops
Mad River Home
Mad River Home
Newschool Builders LLC
This custom home is nestled between Sugarbush and Mad River Glen. The project consisted of knocking down a large part of the original structure and building a new 3000sf wing and then joining the two together. A durable hand split Cedar shingle exterior combined with many architectural trim details made for a stunning and durable envelope. 
 The noteworthy interior details included reclaimed barn board on the walls, custom cabinetry and builtins, a locally fabricated metal staircase railing, with the clients home mountain resort (Mad River Glen) banner incorporated in the balustrade system. The home combined with the beautiful landscaping, pond, and mountain views make for an amazing sanctuary for our clients to retreat too in both the winter and summer seasons.
Black & White Kitchen with Accents of Gold
Black & White Kitchen with Accents of Gold
Amazing Spaces
The existing U-shaped kitchen was tucked away in a small corner while the dining table was swimming in a room much too large for its size. The client’s needs and the architecture of the home made it apparent that the perfect design solution for the home was to swap the spaces. The homeowners entertain frequently and wanted the new layout to accommodate a lot of counter seating, a bar/buffet for serving hors d’oeuvres, an island with prep sink, and all new appliances. They had a strong preference that the hood be a focal point and wanted to go beyond a typical white color scheme even though they wanted white cabinets. While moving the kitchen to the dining space gave us a generous amount of real estate to work with, two of the exterior walls are occupied with full-height glass creating a challenge how best to fulfill their wish list. We used one available wall for the needed tall appliances, taking advantage of its height to create the hood as a focal point. We opted for both a peninsula and island instead of one large island in order to maximize the seating requirements and create a barrier when entertaining so guests do not flow directly into the work area of the kitchen. This also made it possible to add a second sink as requested. Lastly, the peninsula sets up a well-defined path to the new dining room without feeling like you are walking through the kitchen. We used the remaining fourth wall for the bar/buffet. Black cabinetry adds strong contrast in several areas of the new kitchen. Wire mesh wall cabinet doors at the bar and gold accents on the hardware, light fixtures, faucets and furniture add further drama to the concept. The focal point is definitely the black hood, looking both dramatic and cohesive at the same time.
Fossil Creek Bar
Fossil Creek Bar
Haven Design and Construction
This small but practical bar packs a bold design punch. It's complete with wine refrigerator, icemaker, a liquor storage cabinet pullout and a bar sink. LED lighting provides shimmer to the glass cabinets and metallic backsplash tile, while a glass and gold chandelier adds drama. Quartz countertops provide ease in cleaning and peace of mind against wine stains. The arched entry ways lead to the kitchen and dining areas, while the opening to the hallway provides the perfect place to walk up and converse at the bar.
Stone Cliff Custom Home
Stone Cliff Custom Home
Premier Homes by Jones
Small elegant single-wall ceramic tile and beige floor wet bar photo in St Louis with an undermount sink, dark wood cabinets, granite countertops and raised-panel cabinets
Cordillera
Cordillera
Slifer Designs
Photographer - Kimberly Gavin
Example of a mountain style light wood floor seated home bar design in Other with open cabinets, wood backsplash and black countertops
Custom Home Build
Custom Home Build
Laurence Cafritz Builders
Wet bar - large transitional single-wall carpeted and gray floor wet bar idea in DC Metro with an undermount sink, shaker cabinets, dark wood cabinets, granite countertops, gray backsplash and glass tile backsplash
Dry Bar
Dry Bar
Rojahn Custom Cabinetry
Custom Dry bar with unique wine storage and beverage center
Small beach style home bar photo in Other
Puritan
Puritan
AMW Design Studio
Example of a large trendy u-shaped concrete floor and gray floor seated home bar design in Detroit with flat-panel cabinets, brown cabinets, granite countertops, beige backsplash and stone slab backsplash

Everyone has their favorite spot to enjoy a glass of wine or a shot of whiskey. For some people, that spot is right in the comfort of their own home bar. In-home bars can act as a central hub for entertainment, and can easily bring with them the fun atmosphere of a tavern or cocktail lounge. When browsing photos for home bar ideas, ask yourself the following questions to make sure you create exactly what you want and need:

I want to build a home bar. Where do I start?

First, pick a location. Generally, people will build a basement bar or corner bar in an area near the kitchen or dining room. If you are limited in terms of available indoor space, an outdoor bar is an excellent option, especially during warmer seasons. Once you have secured a location, decide on what functionality you want to include in your space, such as sinks, storage and refrigeration. This will help you with the overall layout of your home bar design, and then you can start picking materials and finishes that will coordinate with the rest of the space.

Do I need a wet bar or portable bar?

Including a sink in the functionality of your new watering hole makes it a wet bar. Sinks are convenient for home bars if you choose a location far from your kitchen. Don’t need running water? You might think about going with one of the many portable home bar design ideas, which will enable you to conveniently turn any space in your house into a barroom or cantina. For portable options, try a fun bar cart.

What home bar furniture should I get?

Choose furniture that will coordinate well with the rest of your home’s decor. Seating and storage are essential to home bar designs, so look for bar stools and a liquor cabinet of some sort. If you are creating a freestanding station instead of using existing countertops, you will need a bar table, which are taller and shallower than regular dining tables. Check that your stool and table height work together before you finalize any home bar designs. Once you’ve found all of the right furniture pieces, you can implement your favorite decorative elements based on the home bar ideas that inspire you the most.

How should I decorate my home bar?

Accessorizing is the fun part of finalizing home bar designs. Find a theme that you want to incorporate — think about what you might see at your favorite pub or alehouse. There are infinite bar decorating ideas to choose from, but don’t stress too much about finding the right barware pieces, as these are easy to change out. Bottle openers, decanters, ice buckets, cocktail shakers and glassware are a few of the functional accessories to remember to pick up. Coasters, neon lights or signage are all great home bar ideas that will help you achieve the look you want, whether it’s a futuristic lounge or a historical saloon.


Last, but not least, don’t forget to stock up on your beverage of choice!


Whether you want inspiration for planning a home bar renovation or are building a designer home bar from scratch, Houzz has 84,021 images from the best designers, decorators, and architects in the country, including Peace Design and Rojahn Custom Cabinetry. Look through home bar pictures in different colors 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 photo gallery and find out exactly why Houzz is the best experience for home renovation and design.