Home Bar Design Ideas for Entertainment


Why home bars are popular

With cost of living so high, it is no surprise that many people are preferring to stay in rather than go out. Some still don’t venture out as much since the pandemic but when compounded with prices rising dramatically over the last 18 months, investment in home comforts sounds like a financially sound idea.

According to recent reports, a third of office workers are still working from home since the pandemic and we’ve seen an increase in home office projects across the UK.

From kitchens to bedrooms and home offices to bars and games rooms, we can help you get more value from your current living space, with stunning designs that work harder to meet the current trends and more importantly adapt to how you live.

In this article, we showcase a recent home bar design we did and give you some practical tips should you be considering something similar.

Benefits of a home bar

Having a home bar can bring many benefits. It provides a convenient and comfortable space to entertain guests and enjoy drinks without having to leave the house. It also allows for customisation and personalisation, as you can design the bar to fit your style with the functional preferences and get the perfect ambience you desire.

Imagine owning a bar that always has your favourite drinks on tap, no long queuing, your favourite music and opening hours to suit. All this and the best prices around!

Bar Design Features

Here’s a video of a recent bar design we did. Featuring Caledonia black anthracite doors and Dekton Laurent Natural Worktops. Inspired by the natural stone Port Laurent, the striking colour-way features a dramatic dark brown background crisscrossed with veins of gold.

The backlit quartz shelving adds an extra pop to the design. The lighting can be set from cool to warm by remote control or by Alexa. Additional appliances include: NEFF fridge, freezer, 1810 sink and Blanco tap with pull-out hose & integrated bin units. Marvellous…

Have some fun with your bar design

If you are looking for something fun and lively, consider playful or vibrant colours to really set the scene. In our design the backlit quartz shelving is the perfect focal point, especially in the evenings.

Displaying your favourite tipples on the shelves adds visual interest to the wall, as so many bottles are mini works of art in their own right. You can also turn your drinkware into decor by displaying wine glasses or spirit glasses.

If you take cocktail-making seriously, consider a bar tool set stylish enough to display on your home bar and maybe a complementing fruit bowl with lemons, limes, and oranges, the key ingredients in a bunch of classic cocktails.

You’ll thank yourself for the investment the next time you need a bottle opener, a shot glass, or a cocktail shaker, or a guest asks you for their favourite drink.

Bar Design Considerations

Here’s a list of items you may want to consider for your perfect home bar.

  • What style are you going for? Sleek, farmhouse, American, retro, lounge, poolside, mid-century, disco. Nail your style first, then consider complimenting products and accessories.
  • Keep it cool with a built in wine or beer fridge. Superbly functional and aesthetically impressive to look at.
  • Cocktail making books can double as decor by dressing up your shelves and guests can flip through as you make your next masterpiece.
  • Drinks taste that much better on comfy seating; consider a couple of comfy armchairs with a few plush pillows in addition to bar stools.
  • Wall mount a TV behind the bar to showcase your favourite sporting events, music videos or other content to enjoy with friends. Prefer it cozy? Flip on that log fireplace video.
  • If you have the countertop space a sink is very useful in a bar area to save on trips to the kitchen.

Looking to make some improvements to your living space? Get in touch for a no-obligation dicussion to see how we can make your home work harder for you.

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Whatever stage you are at, we’d love to help. We can help turn your ideas into a reality and our experienced design consultants are ready to offer you helpful advice.