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8 Clever Home Bar Ideas to Get Your Party Going!

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While going for a night out with friends can be fun, you may not necessarily want to deal with the crowds and overpriced drinks – hence, the appeal of creating a bar in the comforts of your own home.

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Whether you’re throwing a big party for a special occasion, or a casual get-together with friends, these ingenious home bar ideas will let you enjoy a sip-worthy time without ever stepping foot outside your abode.

1. A breezy home bar with relaxing beach resort vibes

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You don’t need to hop on a plane to visit Bali’s Potato Head Beach Club when you can create a ‘beach bar’ in your very own home.

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With rattan seating and lighting, this particular home bar will look right at home on the shores of a beach. And it’s not just pure beauty, either – it also doubles up as a storage area, with ample space for various types of glasses, a cocktail kit, and several varieties of alcoholic beverages.

2. A simple home bar concealed behind pocket doors

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Whether you’re a parent/pet owner trying to keep your precious alcohol away from prying hands, or just looking to keep the look neat, a concealed home bar is always a viable option.

Looking like a regular cabinet on the outside, this luxurious home bar is hidden in plain sight with pocket doors that keep the alcohol safely stashed away and out of reach from kids/pets. Plus, it also prevents dust from collecting on the surface, which makes cleaning easier.

3. A statement corner illuminated by warm lighting

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Bars are all about good vibes and ambience, and a good way of achieving that is through the use of lighting – and here’s a good example.

Warm recessed lighting lines the edge of this small-but-luxurious home bar, which not only draws your attention to the homeowners’ impressive collection of alcohol, but also imbues the space with a sense of warmth and cosiness. It almost seems like a small corner in Jigger and Pony, don’t you think?

4. A siam diu-inspired home bar with colour-changing LED lights

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If you’re on the market for something more quirky, how about experimenting with the colour of the lighting?

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Inspired by their love for bars, the homeowners of this 5-room siam diu-inspired BTO flat decked out their home in a dark, moody theme that’s reminiscent of many a cosy bar in Telok Ayer. But what really makes this home stand out is the colour-changing lights, giving the space an additional layer of quirkiness.

5. A dark, luxurious home bar that looks like a VIP suite

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One thing you’ll need to create a luxurious home bar (similar to the likes of Manhattan) are lavish-looking surfaces, and this swanky 5-room flat in Punggol has that in spades, with glossy backdrops and black marble countertops adorning most surfaces in this home.

Pro-tip: for a useful yet eye-catching way of creating additional storage, turn your otherwise plain TV feature wall into an extended bar setup. This unconventional idea offers plenty of storage to house your finest collection of liquors, without taking up a smidge of floor room.

6. For the space-starved: a small bar built along a wall

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Don’t let the lack of space cramp your style! Having a small bar built along a wall can help you make the most of whatever limited square footage you have.

Case in point: This home bar that’s built along the wall housing the concealed corridor entrance, with floating shelves that pull double duty as a storage and display area for the homeowners’ alcohol.

7. A bright and airy home bar

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If you’re not a fan of dark, moody interiors (like what most bars tend to have), you can always experiment with bright and airy themes.

This home bar, for example, boasts a colour theme far lighter than most of the bars on this list. And even then, it still exudes the same level of cosiness, with plush-backed seating and gold pendant lights elevating the overall look.

8. A full-fledged home bar with a wine fridge

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If you’re a true wine connoisseur, you may want more than just a small corner to serve up your concoctions. Channel your inner home bartender by building a full dedicated bar, complete with ambient lights and ample storage compartments to hold everything with ease.

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