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Basement - Castagno
Basement - Castagno
dB Atlanta | Direct Build of Atlanta
Heather Fritz
Example of a large classic home bar design in Atlanta
Finished Basement Harleysville, PA
Finished Basement Harleysville, PA
American Made Carpentry
Home bar - modern home bar idea in Philadelphia
Mount Crumpit
Mount Crumpit
Altius Design Group
Gibeon Photography
Home bar - rustic home bar idea in Other
2019 - Parade Home
2019 - Parade Home
Black Door Interiors
Home bar - mid-sized cottage single-wall light wood floor and beige floor home bar idea in Boise with recessed-panel cabinets, white cabinets, marble countertops and gray countertops
New Residence - Southpointe, PA
New Residence - Southpointe, PA
Gaskill Architecture
Large urban galley medium tone wood floor and gray floor seated home bar photo in Other with granite countertops, glass tile backsplash, shaker cabinets, dark wood cabinets and black countertops
Shaw Court
Shaw Court
C & A Builders
BJ Photography
Home bar - transitional home bar idea in San Francisco with glass-front cabinets and medium tone wood cabinets
Cleveland Private Residence
Cleveland Private Residence
9th Avenue Designs
Inspiration for a contemporary l-shaped seated home bar remodel in Cleveland
Holmby Hills
Holmby Hills
P2 Design
Adam Latham, Belair Photography
Example of a small classic single-wall medium tone wood floor wet bar design in Los Angeles with recessed-panel cabinets, white cabinets and mirror backsplash
Industrial Pub Room Remodel
Industrial Pub Room Remodel
Interior Trends Inc. Design & Remodeling
An unused closet was turned into a wet bar. Reclaimed wood shelves are suspended by industrial rods from the ceiling. The backsplash of the bar is covered in a paper brick veneer product usually used for set design. A distressed faux paint technique was applied over the embossed brick surface to make it look like a real worn brick wall. Photo By Fred Lassmann
Minneapolis Lower Level
Minneapolis Lower Level
Lake Country Builders
Example of a transitional home bar design in Minneapolis
4199 Millie Meadow Rd
4199 Millie Meadow Rd
RyMark Homes
Transitional single-wall gray floor wet bar photo in Other with an undermount sink, shaker cabinets, gray cabinets, multicolored backsplash and white countertops
Lake Mendota Custom Home
Lake Mendota Custom Home
Bella Domicile
S. Wolf Photography Lakeshore Living Magazine
Example of a mid-sized cottage galley dark wood floor and brown floor wet bar design in Other with an undermount sink, flat-panel cabinets, gray cabinets, quartz countertops, white backsplash, cement tile backsplash and white countertops
Our Latest Model Home
Our Latest Model Home
Element Home Builders
Mid-sized tuscan galley porcelain tile seated home bar photo in Orlando with an undermount sink, glass-front cabinets, dark wood cabinets, granite countertops, multicolored backsplash and stone slab backsplash
Contemporary and Cozy
Contemporary and Cozy
Jefferson Street Designs
Example of a transitional home bar design in DC Metro
African Wenge and Metal
African Wenge and Metal
Joseph and Curtis Custom Wine Cellars
CONTEMPORARY WINE CELLAR AND BAR WITH GLASS AND CHROME. STAINLESS STEEL BAR AND WINE RACKS AS WELL AS CLEAN AND SEXY DESIGN
Large trendy u-shaped dark wood floor seated home bar photo in New York with glass countertops, white backsplash and black cabinets
Bloomfield Lower Level
Bloomfield Lower Level
AMW Design Studio
© Michael Weinstein MW-Studio
Mid-sized trendy galley ceramic tile seated home bar photo in Detroit with an undermount sink, shaker cabinets, dark wood cabinets, solid surface countertops, multicolored backsplash and mirror backsplash
Riverside Farmhouse, Yarmouth Maine
Riverside Farmhouse, Yarmouth Maine
Brush and Hammer Builders
Example of a small cottage single-wall light wood floor and beige floor home bar design in Portland Maine with no sink, shaker cabinets, white cabinets, white backsplash, subway tile backsplash and gray countertops
Luxury Staging - Hills of Kingswood, Frisco
Luxury Staging - Hills of Kingswood, Frisco
Keti Abazi
Inspiration for a contemporary beige floor seated home bar remodel in Dallas with open cabinets and mirror backsplash
Clay Street
Clay Street
Sutro Architects
Aaron Leitz Photography
Wet bar - small transitional single-wall medium tone wood floor and brown floor wet bar idea in San Francisco with an undermount sink, recessed-panel cabinets, gray cabinets, mirror backsplash and white countertops
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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 86,912 images from the best designers, decorators, and architects in the country, including Gaskill Architecture and P2 Design. 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.