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Wet Bar Design Ideas


February 5th, 2016 | Fun Areas, Home Additions

With SuperBowl Sunday coming up this weekend, we figured it was the perfect time to tackle a space that’s practically designed specifically for this weekend in mind: the wet bar. A wet bar is ideal for entertaining crowds large and small, and means your home is always ready for a party. Wet bar design is also a fun task to tackle–it’s purely about creating an enjoyable space for friends and family to gather. Don’t let another Big Game pass you by without having a wet bar of your own: here are a few of our favorite design ideas to get you thinking while you plan for next year.

If you have a small space:
You don’t need a massive basement or spare space in the kitchen to create a fun and functional wet bar. The solution? Tuck it under a staircase! These small and stylish bar spaces are the true definition of making use of what you have.

wet bar under stairs - hative.com Wet bar under stairs- designco.ca

If you have a large space:
If you do happen to have a basement, kitchen, or butler’s pantry with lots of extra room, why not go all out and create a full-fledged bar at home? If you go this route, however, you better be prepared to play host or hostess indefinitely, because your friends won’t want to go anywhere else.

rustic bar area - home bunch

Image via Home Bunch

wide awake blog - wet bar area

Image via Wide Awake blog

Take a design risk:
Since a wet bar is all about fun, it should be a place where you feel like you can take design risks or step outside your comfort zone. Forgo traditional subway tile, for example, in favor of something a little more bold, like the metallic tile seen in these bar areas.

wet bar design - metallic backsplash - hgtv

Image via HGTV

wet bar design ideas -the decorista

Image via the Decorista

Think big picture:
Incorporate your wet bar into your home’s rec room, basement, or “man cave” to create a one-stop entertaining spot for your home.

wet bar ideas houzz

Image via Houzz

rec room - decoist

Image via Decoist

Go glam: 
A wet bar doesn’t have to just be a place to gather for game night. If you prefer martinis to malts or Champagne to Coronas, create a space that feels more like a chic cocktail lounge than a casual man cave. With mirrored walls and gold hardware, these bar areas are perfect examples.

wet bar design ideas- mirrored - OKL

Image via One King’s Lane

wet bar design - Savvy Home

Image via Savvy Home

Doesn’t that seem much better than fighting the crowds at the neighborhood bar or cramming on a sofa? We think so, too!

 

 


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