Wet Bar Ideas
Create a beverage center in your kitchen and entertain with ease with these beautiful wet bar designs.
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Close enough for easy access but still comfortably distant from the work zone, this wet bar features a rich contrast of white cabinetry, gray countertops, and a deep gray brick wall. Open shelves provide a place to hang wineglasses, stash napkins, and display vintage barware.
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Small but Mighty
White-lacquered wood paneling provides an exquisite disguise for a living room's small but fully stocked wet bar. When the paneled doors are pushed back into the wall, it's time to party. A narrow wine cooler, refrigerator, and sink keep the square footage to a minimum.
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This wet bar is beautifully equipped for cocktails thanks to a wine cooler, bar sink, open shelves for glassware, and two refrigerator drawers. Nickel-tone upper cabinets with glass doors display stemware, while a mirrored backsplash adds glamour and helps bounce light around the room.
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Handsome wrought-iron-and-glass doors open to a dramatic wine room complete with a gorgeous glass pendant and plenty of built-in bottle storage. Texture and patina enhance the European-inspired space.
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Connect your kitchen and dining room with a formal but inviting wine bar. Slate-blue cabinets surround a seagrass limestone countertop, a prep sink, an icemaker, a wine cooler, and two refrigerator drawers for the perfect party nook.
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Furniture-style cabinet details and a marble backsplash and countertop enhance the sophisticated style of this wet bar. A small-scale apron-front sink provides plenty of space for soaking glasses, while mesh-wire panels add interest to cabinet doors.
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Make entertaining a breeze by building your wet bar just outside the kitchen. The corner location of this bar area allows guests to serve themselves, while darker countertops and a mirror backsplash distinguish it from other parts of the kitchen.
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Stainless-steel counters provide an industrial look that stands up to frequent spills and splashes. A sink and wine refrigerator further boost the function of this wet bar area, which features sandblasted-glass upper cabinets to keep the look bright and clean.
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Outside the Box
Intentionally parked outside the work zone, this wet bar allows guests to help themselves to drinks without getting in the cook's way. Clean lines, quartz-surfacing, and sleek hardware enhance the kitchen's contemporary aesthetic.
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Sunny Beverage Station
Conveniently located near the kitchen eating area and formal dining room, this charming bar area comes equipped with plenty of storage and its own sink to ease entertaining duties. The wet bar incorporates glass-front cabinets for wineglass storage and paneled refrigerator drawers for chilled drinks.
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A glittering background of mirrored backsplash tiles bathes this wet bar in glamour. Floral curtains hide stemware in the upper cabinets, which feature chicken-wire door panels and sleek patinaed paint.
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Mahogany counters and wallpaper with a whimsical pattern add charm to this wet bar area between the kitchen and the formal dining room. Salvaged-steel upper cabinets and a flea market towel bar contribute vintage appeal.
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Elaborate moldings and millwork give this butler's pantry the look of fine furniture. The wet bar includes a wine chiller, a bar sink, an icemaker, and refrigerator drawers that keep beverages in easy reach. Painting and glazing cabinetry in a rich espresso hue, as well as a backsplash crafted from concrete tiles and antiqued mirror inserts, creates layers of visual depth.
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Out of Sight
Tucked away in a butler's pantry, this sleek wet bar displays a modern twist on traditional thanks to gorgeous marble countertops and stainless-steel cabinetry. The work area provides a hidden prep space and houses an extra refrigerator and wine cooler.
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An arched recess houses old-world-style cabinets over this curvaceous wet bar. An interplay of dark wood finishes, leather upholstery, and a soft green patina create a sense of calm plucked from nature.
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Switch up the look of a small wet bar with a contemporary vessel sink. This petite beverage station mixes modern and classic styles through the use of mullion cabinet doors and a square vessel sink.
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Glamorous details, metallic accents, and concealed appliances make this wet bar feel anything but utilitarian. Glass-front cabinets that sparkle against a golden backsplash brighten the space and allow homeowners to display pretty glassware.
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Light and Airy
This kitchen's hardworking row of cabinets with a second sink and butcher-block countertop doubles as a beverage zone and food-prep station. The wet bar boasts bail-pull hardware that lends a furniture-style touch to cabinetry as well as a walk-in refrigerator for all your entertaining needs.
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Well-Stocked Wet Bar
The wet bar in this refreshment area features an undercounter wine refrigerator, bin storage, and stemware in open cubbies, allowing guests to serve themselves.
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Sideboard Beverage Center
Part coffee station, part wine bar, a built-in sideboard by the breakfast nook includes an undercounter wine chiller.
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Sophisticated Beverage Center
A section of walnut-stained cabinets serves as a beverage center complete with a bar sink, built-in espresso maker, coffee grinder, and a refrigerator drawer for cream and other extras.