Here are the 5 most popular home bars on Houzz from April through June 2016, measured by the number of people saving photos to their ideabooks. By Erin Carlyle, Houzz.com.
For some, few luxuries are greater than the at-home bar. Whether your dreams involve hosting lavish parties, watching a game at a home sports bar, or simply having a regular place to mix your six o’clock martini, these new additions to the home bar photos on Houzz may inspire you.
The bars featured here range widely in styles, from sleek and modern to rustic to Moroccan-inspired. If there is any central theme uniting these photos, it’s the luxury of easy entertaining right in your home. Take a look, then tell us: Which best suits your style?
Artisans of Devizes, original photo on Houzz
1. Sleek Hideaway
Far and away, this is the most popular new photo of a home bar right now on Houzz; more than 19,000 people saved it to their personal ideabooks between April and the end of June. Perhaps it’s the element of surprise: This kitchen has a modern feel, but the rich wood interior hidden behind the doors nods to an older-world mood. In short, it’s hidden comfort.
Folde Design Ltd., original photo on Houzz
2. Rich and In Control
This bar — the second most popular of the latest home bar photos — has a compartment for everything, with a chilled wine and beer refrigerator, slots for a wine collection, and an attractive display of glasses and premium spirits. The dark wood stain is on trend with kitchen finishes popular recently: deep navy and charcoal.
CIRCLE Design Studio, original photo on Houzz
3. Southern Comfort
Now we’re getting to the top three most-saved home bar photos from those added to the site in recent months. The most prominent feature of this Virginia home bar is not the bar itself, but the cozy, let’s-have-a-drink-and-chat vibe of the seating area. Club chairs and the back feature wall glam up the moody design, while an orange rug adds warm color.
Ammirato Construction, Inc., original photo on Houzz
4. Party Spot
Houzzers loved the wood look in this compact, functional home bar, whose layout can work in many spaces. It lies just off the kitchen, out of the way — the perfect setup for keeping guests entertained while the host finishes cooking.
Designs by Dawn at the Lake Street Design Studio, original photo on Houzz
5. Wine and Beer Cave
This luxurious rustic bar features enough room for the homeowner to play bartender or even to hire one for a big party. With no large screen to distract, the focus can stay on cocktails and conversation.
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