Home Bar Designs for the Ultimate Entertaining Feature

A contemporary home bar with blue lighting and stools.

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.

A home bar with wine racks and stools. Keywords: wine racks, stools
Sleek and sophisticated home bar design (decorpad)
A modern kitchen with a home bar and stools.
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 home bar with modern black stools.
A sleek and stylish modern bar (top100design)
A home bar with stools.
A tidy corner bar is perfect for smaller spaces (HGTV)
A home bar in a living room with a view of the ocean.
A well-appointed bar gives the home entertaining options (Houzz)
A home bar with a wine cellar.
Doors open to reveal a bar (Houzz)
A modern home with a bar.
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.

A spacious living room with a home bar.
The basement home bar is a great addition for entertaining (hotshotthemes)
A living room with a dining table and chairs.
A great space for entertaining (topdreamer)
A home bar with pool table.
A bar and plenty of entertaining options (junkzilla.co)
Home bar
Beautiful basement entertaining space (decoist)
A contemporary home with a bar and sleek stairs.
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.

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A home bar in a living room.
A small home bar is perfect for the occasional entertainer (Houzz)
Home bar with stools.
A compact bar for the home (shelterness)
A living room with a home bar.
Designate a small spot for occasional entertaining (Houzz)
A modern home bar with a fireplace and bar stools.
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 modern living room featuring a home bar and a fireplace.
A luxury bar for the home (fashionretailnews)
A home bar with blue lighting.
A colorful modern bar set-up for the home (homebardesigns.net)
A home bar with bar stools and a television.
A beautifully constructed home bar (newslinq)
A white living room with chairs and a home bar.
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.

A modern home bar with a sleek glass top.
Bar with touches of unique luxury (Jauregui Architects via Pinterest)
A living room with a yellow chair and a wooden cabinet.
A very unique wall bar (shelterness)
A home bar with a colorful counter top.
A unique and colorful bar counter surface (terrysfabrics.co.uk)
A room with a wooden floor and a home bar.
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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