Home bars have been part of home plans for a long time. Some homes need huge rooms for their extensive bottle collection and entertainment needs, others prefer the hidden bar designs and then there are single dweller homes with mini wall bars. Home bars do not only provide a safe and organised storage for your collection of wines and spirits, but it also helps you prepare drinks quickly, easily and efficiently by having all bar accoutrements in one place. Here are some impressive home bar ideas and designs to inspire your next home renovation;
1. The Barn
This vibe is all about great conversations, amazing companions, good times. All you need for a barn-inspired home bar is a chalkboard wall, a wood slab counter, a few vintage wire lighting and bar stools. Perfect for basements or man cave settings.
2. Bar in a Cabinet
This home bar is kept away from plain sight but is nearby and handy when situations call for a celebration, a party or just a relaxing sip before bed. The cabinet is already complete with a bar cooler, a wine rack and shelves for storage.
3. Grey Elegance
Modern, elegant and posh. This well-designed home bar takes only about two metres of your kitchen wall space, it is well-appointed that it already includes a couple of coolers, ample wine racks, storage drawers, shelves and service countertop. The understated light grey tone highlights the luxurious marble splashback.
4. Floating Bottle Storage
Amazing and interesting! A perfect wine bottle storage for the modern minimalist home. This great design also doubles as a room divider. The silver or chrome bars give an edgy look. You can also use wood bars for a more rustic vibe.
5. The Pallet Bar
You don’t need to spend a fortune for a home bar. This DIY recycled pallet bar is easy to assemble and will only cost you the pallets, a few nails and a weekend to work on. Simply clean and sand the pallets, put them together, add some colourful lighting and the drinks. You’re ready to party!
6. Pull-Out Drawers
This mini home bar gets a big plus for its convenient design. Making up for its size, the pull-out drawers optimise the available storage space without sacrificing convenience. The bottom drawer for the tall bottles, the top drawer for shorter ones and the upper shelves for glasses, carafes and other bar implements. It even has a service and prep counter!
7. Under the Stairs
Put that awkward space under your stairs to great use. A home bar is just perfect! The black granite countertop sets the moody vibe, while the red brick wall brings the rustic and charming look. Completing the bar are shelves for the bottles, mood lights and a spacious cooler.
8. Chic Nook
Why go out when you can enjoy your favourite drink from your own chic home bar? Bring your friend over instead and have the party in the house! Chic and modern, the look includes a brick wall, a marble counter, a couple of black metal bar stools and an amazing and impressive customised metal wall storage.
9. Marbled Opulence
For those who aren’t afraid to party in the light, this bright and magnificent home bar is for you! The white, grey and several shades in between complement the luxurious marble wall and counters. Complete the posh look with chrome bar stools and crystal pendant lights.
10. Tuscan Cellar
Peaceful, charming and pastoral. Just like the warm air where the best wines come from. The cool chamber recreates the Tuscan air with its cement slab walls, wood shelves and the rustic wine barrel stand. The open ceiling provides the light. The ceiling wood slats, metal bottle holders and clean carpentry give the room a modern look.
11. All in the Wall
This home bar also doubles as wall décor. With smaller homes, home bar ideas and designs have become more creative. Save up on floor space by installing your home bar on the wall. Great idea for bachelor pads and smaller mancaves. Box shelves serve as storage, counters and lighting base. Use your creativity to design the best wall home bar fit for your taste and personality.
12. Rustic Industrial
Combine the rugged vibe of the Wild West with the warmth of rustic charm. The bare concrete floors, brick walls and wood panelled ceilings all give strong impressions of bucolic hospitality and good times. The vintage wood and metal bar, vintage light and old-school bar stool drive in the industrial look.
Modern, opulent and striking. This in-wall cabinet home bar is well-designed for efficiency and style. When the inside lights are lit, the bar is bright against the matte black wall, turn off the lights, the bar is obscured by the tinted glass walls. The lower portion of the bar is a cooler, while the upper shelves serve as storage and a prep counter.
14. Ice Bucket Add-on
Nothing like an ice bucket filled with ice and drinks proclaims a party! Don’t bother transforming your bathtub or kitchen sink into a party ice bucket, just install one in your home bar. This modern and space-efficient home bar setup includes a mirror splashback, a cooler, a few box shelves and edgy black drop lights.
15. A Garden Bar
Bring the party outdoors with this cool garden bar. Perfect for pool parties or just lounging in your deck or garden and enjoying a few drinks, alone, with your significant other or with friends. Complete with coolers, box wine shelves, a bar and a pair of barrel buckets, one for ice and the other one used as a planter for your favourite cocktail herb or spice.
16. The Great Divider
Compact and accessible. Enjoy your favourite drink quick and easy with this kitchen island home bar. Bottle slots on the bottom half and a spacious shelve on top for all your bar accoutrements. One of the best home bar ideas and designs for apartments or smaller homes.
17. DIY Wall Bar
This mini home bar has everything you need to fix and enjoy your favourite drinks, but without eating off precious floor space. Ideal for a second and more convenient home bar – in the bedroom or game room. You’ll need a few wood pallets, some sandpaper and nails and a day to work on it.
18. Lounge with a View
Turn your balcony, window room or verandah into this amazing home bar. The bar is installed on one side of the room – complete with a sink, cooler, shelves and storage cabinets. The dark wood and black combi contrast the white overall theme and the brightness coming from the wide glass window. With the sofa set against the wall and nesting tables, space is maximised.
19. Party in a Barrel
Cool, novel and fun idea! This bar in a barrel is best for smaller homes or apartments, and for bigger homes but would want several bars around the house. As is, the rustic barrel is an interesting home accent, open it up and the party begins.
20. The Racks
This minimalist bar is functional, attractive and well-designed. Choose a good nook for your bar and change your mind or your home design, you can relocate this bar easily. Just move the wine rack bar to where the party is.
21. Between Planting and Wining
This garden-inspired home bar is refreshing, trendy and fun! Build a home bar that will satisfy your need for both gardening and enjoying your favourite cocktail. Equipped with a sink, a cooler, lots of counter space and a chic black metal shelving. Your guests will enjoy just lounging in this beautiful room.
22. A Nook Bar
Bright and charming, compact and accessible. Turn an awkward corner or a nook into this very practical and cosy home bar. It includes a wine cooler, a drawer, a cabinet, a small counter and a couple of shelves. More than enough to provide you and your guests the refreshments you’ll need all day.
23. The Cocktail Pantry
For people who love to entertain at home, this huge cocktail pantry is a must. You can build this in the kitchen, in the basement or game room and even in the hallway. Wine coolers below and storage shelves above. The middle shelf serves as the prep counter. You can close up the pantry with sliding glass doors.
24. Kitchen Wall
No space for a home bar? No problem! This mini home bar is just a kitchen wall. With a wood counter you can fold down when not in use and in wall shelves for storage, the home takes zero floor space and very minimal shelf space. You’ll love its accessible location too!
25. Coolers and Dispensers
A very practical and efficient home bar setup. Built into a cosy corner, the bar includes a couple of coolers, some shelves, a bottle opener, a wood slab counter and a wall-mounted liquor dispenser. These home bar ideas and designs have all you need.
26. Sleek Minimalist
Modern, sleek and striking! This edgy and trendy home bar doesn’t need much décor to captivate. A black island, sleek wood panel wall that hides cabinets, edgy dome pendant lights, metal bar stools and a mirror-backed display shelf. Simply impressive!
27. Glassed in Wine Room
Bright, ultra-modern, arresting and posh. When you want a separate wine room but still want it very much part of the house, this glassed-in wine room is for you. The wine racks on two sides of the room screen off direct view, while one wall serves as the counter and storage area.
28. Party Lights
This corner home bar is well-appointed, complete and efficient. The open box shelf serves as storage and showcase for your bottles and glassware. The counter below includes a couple of coolers, while the one in front serves as the bar and includes a sink. Complete the look with amazing party lights!
29. Enduring Classic
This classy home bar is sophisticated, graceful and timeless. This style will endure trends, go across home styles and fit into many people’s personalities and tastes. The black nook includes X box bottle shelves, shelves, a prep counter, some drawers and a cooler. To brighten up the look, decorate the bar with wine glasses, decanters and silver buckets and trays.
30. Outdoor Pallet Bar
Complete your backyard party scene with this outdoor pallet bar. Made entirely of wood pallets, the small yet extensive home bar includes a sink, a beer dispenser, a wall-mounted liquor dispenser and shelves for glasses and more bottles. You can easily close up shop when the party is over.
31. A Secret Stash
Hidden home bar ideas and designs are popular. This is a very accessible yet discreet home bar. Easily hide your home bar with a fake wall that doubles as a cabinet door. This fake wall hides a complete handy home bar that includes an elegant service counter, dozens of your favourite drinks and enough glasses for you and your guests.
32. Modern Side Bar
A modern side home bar is best for the dining room, hallway and for smaller basements and party rooms. The home bar features a counter, a cooler, bottle rack and a couple of bar stools. Very notable are the wall accents of wood cubes and a black panel, highlighted by several spotlights. Cool!
33. Patio Party Room
Turn your patio into a party or chill zone by adding a home bar. This glass-encased patio includes a mini bar that can serve your favourite drink without you running to the kitchen. The geometric design of the bar is picked up by the very interesting floor detail. Add some vintage glass dome pendant lights, a couple of mid-century modern chairs for the refreshing outdoorsy vibe.
34. Portable Minibar
This personal mini bar is big enough to hold your favourite stash of drinks and small enough to for you to move it as much as you want. Bring it with you to the bedroom, the living room and even to the bathroom! Convenience is served!
35. Rustic Mancave
Urbane, rustic, impressive. The wood panel walls, massive wood beam, vintage bar stools and the galvanised iron sheet enclosed lights deliver a strong, active and vibrant personality. While the tile collage splashback and anchor décor show a creative side.