Home Bar Designs for the Ultimate Entertaining Feature

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Beautiful home bar
Beautiful home bar (homegoid)

The home bar is a unique feature that provides a space perfect for relaxing and enjoying gatherings with family and friends.  It can be as simple as a wall-mounted bar or corner set-up for smaller spaces, to a large and elaborate design.  A bar can be installed in the living room, as part of the kitchen or in a finished basement.  Whatever your style or space dictates, here are home bar designs for the ultimate entertaining feature.

Sleek and sophisticated home bar design
Sleek and sophisticated home bar design (decorpad)
Simple and elegant bar
Simple and elegant bar (Pinterest)

For Smaller Spaces

Incorporating a bar into your interior does not have to take up major space.  It can be tucked into a corner or into a tidy cabinet.  Sliding panels can be used to hide the bar away when not in use.  You can tuck it into the space underneath the staircase, thus providing cocktails to guests as they enter your home.  A small counter with stools can even provide extra seating when the bar is not in use.

A sleek and stylish modern bar
A sleek and stylish modern bar (top100design)
A tidy corner bar is perfect for smaller spaces
A tidy corner bar is perfect for smaller spaces (HGTV)
A well-appointed bar gives the home entertaining options
A well-appointed bar gives the home entertaining options (Houzz)
Doors open to reveal a bar
Doors open to reveal a bar (Houzz)
A cool modern bar set-up
A cool modern bar set-up (coolfun)

The Basement Home Bar

A finished basement is the perfect spot for a bar at home.  This space is generally dedicated to family entertaining and adding a bar is just a way to enhance it.  When you have the space for spreading out with a seating area and perhaps a billiards table and a large-screen TV, the result is a winning gathering spot for family and friends.  You can have plenty of shelving for beverages and glassware, as well as space for a cooler, refrigerator and sink.

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The basement home bar is a great addition for entertaining
The basement home bar is a great addition for entertaining (hotshotthemes)
A great space for entertaining
A great space for entertaining (topdreamer)
A bar and plenty of entertaining options
A bar and plenty of entertaining options (junkzilla.co)
Beautiful basement entertaining space
Beautiful basement entertaining space (decoist)
Stylish bar for entertaining at home
Stylish bar for entertaining at home (nextluxury)

For the Occasional Entertainer

For those that entertain less often, a small bar setup can offer just the right touch.  A small shelving unit for glass storage and a moderately sized countertop to accommodate a couple of stools is functional and economical on space.  A wall niche can be turned into a unique bar that adds functional style.

A small home bar is perfect for the occasional entertainer
A small home bar is perfect for the occasional entertainer (Houzz)
A compact bar for the home
A compact bar for the home (shelterness)
Designate a small spot for occasional entertaining
Designate a small spot for occasional entertaining (Houzz)
Cool and sophisticated bar design
Cool and sophisticated bar design (architectureartdesign)

For the Luxury of it All

For the seasoned entertainer, a bar is an integral part of the home.  It is a dominant feature that offers a stylish and functional spot for gatherings.  Unique lighting, spacious counters and plenty of special touches can make the bar a luxurious addition.

A luxury bar for the home
A luxury bar for the home (fashionretailnews)
A colorful modern bar set-up for the home
A colorful modern bar set-up for the home (homebardesigns.net)
A beautifully constructed home bar
A beautifully constructed home bar (newslinq)
Luxury bar design
Luxury bar design (designingidea)

For a Little Something Unique

If you yearn for something a little unique, install lighted glass counters, a feature wall with decorative tile or hang a one-of-a-kind wall bar.  Create a bar space that inspires conversation with the use of unique materials.

Bar with touches of unique luxury
Bar with touches of unique luxury (Jauregui Architects via Pinterest)
A very unique wall bar
A very unique wall bar (shelterness)
A unique and colorful bar counter surface
A unique and colorful bar counter surface (terrysfabrics.co.uk)
A bar to enjoy at home
A bar to enjoy at home (designidea)

The entertaining season is fast approaching but for some, that season is all year.  Whatever your season, bring a great addition to your home and entertaining with a bar.  Hide it in a cabinet, integrate it into your room design or take advantage of the finished basement.  Any way you mix it, a home bar is sure to be a big hit at gatherings.

 

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