6 drinks cabinet ideas for today’s kitchen

January 11, 2022

Being able to fix yourself a drink at home is becoming increasingly important, meaning that a stylish drinks cabinet is an important part of the modern kitchen.

A home bar might seem extravagant, but your set-up doesn’t need to take up a lot of space – you just need a bespoke drinks cabinet that’s both stylish and functional.

So, rather than rooting around the next time your guests fancy a tipple, read on and discover which kind of drinks cabinet is perfect for you.


1. Open drinks station

This integrated home bar accomplishes everything a stand-alone tipple station would, while taking up minimal space. As well as being incredibly practical, it provides a number of aesthetic benefits. The Portland Oak open shelving brings warmth to this modern kitchen and the mirrored back panel makes for a stylish design statement.

modern grey kitchen cabinets with open wine rack and glass storage

Photo: Paul Craig

2. Statement wine drawers

Are you a self-proclaimed wine connoisseur? If so, a statement wine drawer could be the perfect drinks station for you. Few people have the luxury of a wine cellar, but with beautiful wine drawers like the below, you’ll be making the most of the space you have while adding a bespoke touch. Not to mention the added convenience of always having your favourite bottle of red at hand!

bespoke wine drawer in traditional style kitchen with navy cabinets

Photo: Masterclass Kitchens

3. Drinks cabinet for modern kitchens

Make your next cocktail soiree one to remember with a modern drinks cabinet. Neatly tucked behind closed doors, this drinks cabinet is inconspicuously glamourous. It doesn’t interrupt the modern kitchen’s clean lines, making it the perfect solution for those wanting to achieve a sleek, contemporary look.

drinks cabinet with mirrored back panel in a modern kitchen

Photo: Masterclass Kitchens

 4. Shaker kitchen cocktail cupboard

This beautiful drinks cabinet features a wine rack, mirrored back panel, glass shelving and beautiful Tuscan Walnut drawers for extra storage. A perfect addition to any traditional kitchen, it really brings a sense of occasion to a kitchen. What’s more, a drinks cabinet can be tailored to your individual need, so the opportunities are truly endless. If you have an open-plan layout, this home bar also works well in a living space, creating cohesion between the kitchen and lounge zones. 

bespoke drinks cabinet in an open plan kitchen and living room

Photo: Masterclass Kitchens

5. Home bars for open-plan spaces

You can create an authentic ‘going out’ experience at home by simply using shelving well. The open-plan home bar below features shelving, wine racks, a mirrored back panel and work surfaces in a stunning Tuscan Walnut finish, creating a striking yet simple drinks feature. The peninsula-style kitchen island with bar stools means your guests can hang out with you while you show off your cocktail-making skills. 

home bar with open shelving and kitchen peninsula with bar stools

Photo: Paul Craig

6. Multifunctional drinks cabinet

A drinks cabinet doesn’t necessarily need to be for alcohol! The bespoke drinks cabinet shown below also works as a coffee station, allowing bulky coffee machines and messy pods to be hidden away. But the owners haven’t limited this practical feature to caffeine and chinaware, there’s enough storage for glassware, crockery and more, making for some very versatile kitchen storage.

coffee station and drinks cabinet in an open plan kitchen with cream cabinets

Photo: Masterclass Kitchens

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