Kitchens have always been one of the most popular areas of the home to upgrade, but home bars are working their way to the top of the list.

Investing in a home bar can give you and your family a place to entertain guests, host parties and celebrations, and relax after work.

A bar doesn’t need to be huge and doesn’t necessarily have to be used for alcoholic drinks. Home bars can be placed in a basement, on an outside patio, or tucked away in a nook. You can serve wines, craft beers, coffee, tea, or juice—the possibilities are endless.

Learn why you need a home bar, the benefits of a custom home bar, home bar trends, and why you should consult a designer for your home bar.

Why you need a home bar

Whether you enjoy hosting parties or like to relax in the evening, a home bar can create the atmosphere you need.

While it can be fun to go out, having a place to relax and entertain family and friends is also nice, and often more affordable.

During the holidays or sporting events, you can host organized get-togethers. Having one location where drinks are set up can prevent a crowded kitchen and clutter.

A home bar gives off a modern and luxurious vibe that many enjoy and appreciate, meaning your guests will likely have a great time at your home.

Investing in a home bar can also increase the value of your home if you decide to sell it in the future. It can even be a determining factor in how fast your home sells

If other homes for sale in the area don’t offer an elegant, customized home bar, your home will stand out from the competition.

Benefits of a custom home bar

Investing in a custom home bar can be fun and exciting, and offer various benefits for yourself and guests.

Saves money

One of the most significant benefits of installing a home bar is saving yourself some money. If you’re someone who enjoys going out to a restaurant or bar often, then you know how expensive drinks can be. While it’ll cost to have a home bat installed, in the long run, you’ll be able to create the same fun atmosphere as a bar, without the upcharges, cover charges, and tips.

No drinking and driving

Drinking at home is a safe option for you and your guests. It can also save you money on having to call a car service to get home.

Privacy and comfort

Not everyone enjoys going out to bars or sitting with large crowds of people. If this is you,  or people close to you, it will allow you to enjoy the company of those you wish without the crowds.

Fit your unique needs

Customized cabinetry can help you create a bar that fits your specific budget and space, even if that space is awkward and challenging.

Stock with what you want

Since you’ll be in charge of the drinks or ingredients that your home bar includes, you’ll always have your drink of choice available to you.

Minimize clutter

Having an area to serve and set out drinks can keep your countertops and tables clear of clutter and disorganization.

Decorate to your taste

A home bar can add to the beauty of your home. When you use high-quality products and materials and proper lighting, your bar and room will have a luxurious feel to them. Plus, you can create the atmosphere you want by incorporating your own taste into the decor.

home bar trends

Our designer’s top 8 home bar trends

As home bars are becoming increasingly popular, there are many upcoming trends to look out for.

Wet bars

If you have enough space and want to install a permanent bar, a wet bar is a great choice. With shelving, custom cabinetry, a sink, and storage, everything you need to serve your guests will be in one place.

Dark-colored paint

Using black or dark colors can give your bar a moody, luxurious, and classy cocktail bar feel.


If you don’t have a basement or room to dedicate to a bar, and your bar will be on the smaller side, you can use mirrors to make your space look larger.

Use your vertical space

One of the best ways to use your space and make your bar more appealing is to think vertically. Vertical designs also give your area a modern look.

LED lighting

If you invest in high-quality cabinetry and accessories, you’ll want to add lighting that enhances your and your guests mood, and highlights your drinks and glass options.

Built-in wine rack

This is an excellent option for wines you want to stay at room temperature or keep closed until they age.

Invest in a wine fridge

Wine tasting and sipping has become a popular hobby and pastime for friends, coworkers, and families.  Having a wine fridge built into your bar can make it more functional if you like your wine cold.

Modern appliances and hardware

No matter the size, using modern products and materials will give your home bar an elegant and luxurious feel.

home bar trends

Why consult a designer for your home bar?

Hiring a designer for your custom home bar can save you time, money, and sanity.

Professional designers are experienced and knowledgeable with designs, decorating, trends, products, and spaces.

You may know the type of bar you want but can’t visualize how to fit it into your home. A designer can give you tips and ideas to help your dream bar come to life.

At Uniq Concepts, our experts are familiar with high-quality products by Zobal, ernestrust, and Laurier Max.

We can help you design a home bar that will satisfy your and your family’s needs and give you a space to enjoy for years.

When you are ready to design your custom home bar, check out our showroom in Fairfield, NJ, or reach out to one of our professionals.