Are Home Bars A Bigger Priority Than A New Kitchen

Dated: June 23 2022

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Is this the year that the home bar becomes more important than the kitchen? Here, top designers respond to the study. 

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'Open-plan kitchens are unsurprisingly the most popular due to the entertainment possibilities; it's therefore only natural that home bars have quickly become high on the wish list,' say Jen and Mar, the Founders of Interior Fox

According to the designers, the rise in demand for home bars is evident; however, it doesn't mean that kitchens are no longer popular. Rather, home bars are made popular by the demand for entertainment-focused kitchens – where you can create a home bar as part of your overall scheme. 

'The options are endless when it comes to creating your own bar. An existing kitchen cupboard can easily be converted, or even a larder makes for a fantastic bar,' they say. 

Image titleJames Bodsworth, the Design Director at Daval, agrees. He explains that the surge in interest in home bars is simultaneous with the demand for open-plan and broken plan kitchens that are perfect for entertaining. 

The designer urges you to experiment with  in your kitchen – to create a feature that is right on trend – and could be one of the best ways to add value to your home. 

'It's safe to say the market is enjoying whole-house interior design schemes so that the kitchen living space now includes added-value living areas like a home bar with ease,' he says. 

James adds that the demand for a more 'hybrid home interiors' underlines the market's determination 'to optimize the home and offer a bar area that is separate from the main kitchen, for extra privacy and comfort.'

So, the rise of the home bar doesn't mean the end of the kitchen completely. Still, we predict the demand for a home bar isn't going away, so prepare to watch this feature evolve for seasons to come. 


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Denise Rhodes

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