A sleek, modern chest doubles as a bar and perfectly fills out a niche in this neutral, clean-lined home. Colorful artwork pops against the pale walls, while loads of windows bring in streaming sunlight.
The sleek home bar in this sprawling Newport Coast, California, estate could just as easily be inside a chic urban nightclub. The Mediterranean-style home is ready for entertaining both indoors and out, with multiple living spaces and courtyards that offer ample seating and spots for guests to gather. Behind this bar, shelving is uplit for a contemporary and striking effect.
Frosted glass and black, flat panel upper cabinets give this bar a chic contemporary look. Leather barstools with chrome bases fit snuggly underneath the waterfall edge countertop, making the space look like it belongs in a supremely stylish, high-end downtown bar.
Designer Angelica Henry created this stunning bar and cabinet unit for an entire wall of this home to make a bold, artistic statement. The glossy black and glass panel doors slide and close to conceal the bar when not in use. When the doors are open, a fully functional bar — complete with a sink, a wine fridge and an under-counter ice maker — is available for entertaining family and friends.
White ceilings and walls brighten this open space to give it an airy feel. The bar area boasts a navy blue waterfall edge countertop that both anchors and defines that space. Light wood floors unify the separate living spaces.
Even the tiniest wet bar will be a boon for entertaining if you choose the right spot for it. “It makes sense to fit the bar near the traffic pattern of the party,” says Gretchen Brown, who created this diminutive 3 ½-foot-wide by 2-foot-deep drinks station using custom cabinetry painted in Benjamin Moore’s Snowfall White.
A transitional home bar opens to a brick and wood stairwell, separated by a glass sheet. Balance Design placed the bar next to the stairs and flat-panel wood cabinets with sleek handles in the bungalow renovation.
HGTV Fixer Upper hosts Chip and Joanna Gaines transformed this casual dining space into a family coffee bar – a place for family and friends to gather for eating and entertaining. Chalkboard paint on the wall creates a cafe-like atmosphere, while the floating shelves add a hint of rustic style.
Behind the bar in this game room is a large space perfect for preparing cocktails and snacks. Big cabinets hold glassware for any occasion; a sink is on hand for cleaning up after a party. The ample counter space allows two or more people to be working behind the bar at a time; a wine refrigerator is a helpful addition to the area.
This custom crafted shot glass display case adds a beautifully unique functional element to this home bar. The back lighting adds a cool light element to the warm look of the space. Stone flooring adds a textural element to the room below the tall, contemporary barstools and small, sleek bar.