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Bar ideas for the home

Alissa Ugolini—homify UK Alissa Ugolini—homify UK
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You may know that Spain, for example, has 7,880 miles of coastline, what many may not know is that a quarter of those miles of coastline could be filled with bars that exist in the country. In the UK too, the bar, being very much a part of our culture and our way of socialising, is so well ingrained into our society and cultural heritage, that it would be difficult to imagine life without it. 

With this in mind, we've decided to draw our attention, today, on the topic of home bars: from make shift to absolute luxury, we hope these living ideas give you enough to inspire your own! 


You may not want to go to the expense or effort of building a fixed bar in your home, but luckily, there is a compromise. Add a touch of James Bond pizzazz to your home; a glamorous and elegant piece for sure that today can be found in all shapes, colors and styles.

The liquor cabinet

From James Bond scenarios and now to Mad Men. You can just imagine Don Draper about to serve his third whiskey for the morning. This bar cabinet, complete with sliding doors, its thin metal legs and dark wood varnish, has a retro and stylish feel that certainly adds a touch of distinction and class to our living room.


If your dream is to have a bar counter at home, but you don't have much space, the solution may be to create it from a cabinet. This piece of furniture has two purposes; as a room divider and of course, a bar. A closet without doors, adapted for this use and divided into shelves, with storage space for glasses, bottles and other utensils needed to prepare a good cocktail.


Based on a high table with stools, we can create a space as a conditioned bar to replicate what you see in hotels and restaurants. There are shelves on the wall for you to place the bottles, down lamp that creates an intimate and friendly atmosphere and some candles on the table. Bingo! We can start the party.

Light play

 Dining room by DAVINCI HAUS GmbH & Co. KG

Luxus-Glashaus im Sauerland


Lights are an important factor to consider in bar design as they help to set the mood and add ambience to the space. You can opt for any light setting from bright neon to opalescent depending of course on the setting you desire. The example in this photo creates a futuristic and exciting aura and will surely have you are your guests lingering around the bar for hours on end.

Find the space

Any unused corner or space in your dining room or kitchen can be used for a bar. However, if you have a basement, this may be the most appropriate place to create your own bar, where you can also make your adult playground in close vicinity. Not only now do you have to decide if you prefer a margarita or a gin and tonic, but you also also have to consider whether you like billiards or foosball!

Whitton Drive:  Terrace house by GK Architects Ltd

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