The island includes a handy prep sink with a sculptural-looking single handle bar faucet in black stainless for a sleek and striking modern profile. This second sink offers a spot to clean vegetables, wash delicate stemware by hand, or even fill with ice to chill wine and beer for parties.
Beyond offering a place to mix drinks, a wet bar can play an important design role in a home with an open layout, linking the kitchen workspace with the entertaining areas of the house. Here, designer Amy Darooge used rustic materials to create a coherent style throughout. She chose distressed wood cabinetry, a copper sink and faucet, and “the material on the counter is walnut with a live ledge,” she says.
“Lighting is so important,” says designer Diane Foreman of Neil Kelly Company. She mentions that undercabinet lighting, faucet lighting and other ambient lighting can boost the overall appearance of a space, like it does in this 2016 National Kitchen + Bath Association Competition winner. “I use lighting to my advantage in any space to create drama,” she says. The pendants and undercabinet lighting were from Tech Lighting. These pendants were about $300, but beehive-shaped pendants for task lighting above a bar can be found for about $100 from online and home improvement retailers.
This modern wet bar has an upholstered accent wall and metallic glass backsplash, modern dark stained cabinets, sink with contemporary faucet, glass front cabinet storage, and a refrigerator for wine, beer, and drinks.
The espresso color of this kitchen's cabinetry spills over into the living space through its use in sophisticated bar seating and geometric bookshelf. Details like marble counter top, chic modern faucet and intriguing glass pendant lights create a high-end luxury within the small space.
Tucked away next to a glass shower door is this unusual floating vanity in brown wood that continues the modern theme for this beachside home. The designer, TriplePoint Design Build, laid mosaic tile as a backsplash between the mirror and vanity and installed a modern lighting fixture on the mirror itself. A chrome towel bar and faucet blend in with the look.
Built into the staircase wall this wet bar set up features ample cabinetry for maximum storage. A gold faucet pops against the gray marble countertop, white cabinetry and white coffered ceiling. A herringbone hardwood floor adds a touch of warmth to the bright room.
Modern and traditional tastes blend together in this family-friendly galley kitchen. A custom bar at the opposite end of the room is a showstopping piece. The subtle, muted motifs in the marble tiles and wallpaper create low-volume texture around the kitchen.