Wet Bar Design Ideas & Essentials

It’s the hub of home entertaining—the wet bar. And a recent collaboration between Beck/Allen Cabinetry and ADJ Interiors sets an impressive standard for mixing style, storage and function, along with a few drinks.

Creating a well-planned wet bar design requires a careful balance of considerations. Your approach should incorporate elements that reflect the bar’s surrounding spaces—but perhaps with a twist. Be it your backsplash tile or a fabulous faucet, much like a powder room, these smaller spaces can be fun to dress up.

The example seen here features semi-custom cabinets from Beck/Allen Cabinetry crafted in poplar and finished in a deep Carbon stain. Interior designer April Jensen chose to incorporate a mix of masculine elements in her client’s wet bar, a slight departure from the lighter, brighter spaces nearby. In place of glass doors, she opted for a burnished copper wire. Paired with leather accents and a gold-leafed travertine backsplash tile from Ann Sacks, the result is all at once sophisticated, warm and welcoming.

Wet Bar Design Ideas | Beck_Allen Cabinetry and ADJ Interiors

Why this Wet Bar Design Works

• Storage space can accommodate a fully stocked bar.

• Layout allows enough room for a bartender when needed.

• A pair of Sub-Zero refrigerator drawers keep fresh fruits and juices at hand.

• The KitchenAid ice maker promises cold drinks, convenience, and we should note, April’s preferred shape of ice cube. Remember, details matter.

• Our favorite element—the windows slide open, allowing the wet bar to service the outdoor patio as well.

Tour the rest of this Ladue home in our previous post and visit Beck/Allen Cabinetry’s online portfolio to view more of their recent work.