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Amazing DIY Home Bar: 8 Hacks and Ideas, No Matter the Budget


As the quality of life in the US steadily improves, cocktails are becoming more popular. Moreover, home bars are making a comeback, which is a move driven by the rise in liquor delivery.

Even if you are not affluent enough to have the luxury of a home bar, you could dedicate some space in your house or apartment for entertaining guests, or mixing a drink whenever you want. In this article, we look at ingenious home bar hacks and ideas irrespective of your budget.

Turn Your Old Barrel into a Liquor Spot

Turning an old barrel into the ideal home bar spot can be daunting, but you will get the kicks out of the project. Moreover, you can make it a group project where you invite your friends or family to help you out.

There are several ways that you can turn the barrel into a liquor spot. For starters, you could split it in half, or leave it whole. Make doors into the sides of the barrel and add shelves to hold the liquor.


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A whole barrel might be better suited to the patio area where you have ample space. All you need is to give the barrel a coat of polish, add a few details, such as LED lights, and you are good to go.

Turn an Old Suitcase into a Home Bar Cart

The chances are that you might have a suitcase that you cannot seem to part ways. Instead of it taking up space in your closet, you could turn it into a small bar cart. Without a doubt, it will be a conversation starter.

As you mix drinks for your friends or date, you can tell the stories of where you have taken the suitcase, the people you met, and other memories.

Turning Your Old TV into A Bar


One of the best ways to repurpose an old TV is by turning it into a centerpiece for your home bar. It will look exciting, creative, and charming. Moreover, it will add a vintage flair to your home bar.

Turn a Bookshelf into a Bar


With the rising popularity of e-books and podcasts, more people are finding it challenging to lounge with a book in their hands. For this reason, there are many millions of bookshelves that have gone unused in over a decade.

Did you know that you could turn your old bookshelf into a home bar. Start with a fresh coat of varnish and add glass doors for a new look. You could prop it against a wall, or leave it free-standing in your dedicated home bar area.

Turn an Old Grand Piano into a Home Bar


Hands down, this is one of the best DIY projects you will ever do. It not only brings back style into your home, but it also adds a touch of sophistication. You can get old and run down grand pianos on the internet at throwaway prices, but be sure that you have the space to accommodate it.

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Start by removing the strings at the top of the piano to make room for the liquor, and then give it a fresh coat of wood polish. This will restore the piano to its former glory, but you could also sand it down for a retro and rustic look.

Turn an Old Crib into a Home Bar Cart


Most people tend to give away their children’s accessories, such as car seats and cribs when they are done with having more kids. However, you could make better use of the accessories by repurposing them. For instance, you could turn your child’s crib into a home bar cart.

The chances are that your guests will not be expecting you to serve drinks from a crib. While it might be borderline weird in the beginning, it will catch on. It could be a perfect trick or treat moment for your Halloween party.

Turn a Dresser into a Bar


Are you a liquor connoisseur with a big collection of spirits at home? You could turn a dresser into a home bar, especially if you do not have much space to implement other ideas on this list. If you do not have one lying around, shop around garage sales for a dresser that complements your d├ęcor.

All it takes is a fresh coat of paint and varnish for a glossy finish. You could also add your favorite drinking quote, LED lights, and stickers from your favorite brands on it.

Turn a Storage Cabinet into a Bar Cabinet


This might sound like a crazy idea since most storage cabinets look bland. You could consider replacing the steel or wooden doors with glass ones, change the shelves and add several LED lights. Moreover, you could add vintage glasses for a better presentation and put up several cocktail recipes on the board.

Conclusion


There are days when all you need is a quiet evening sipping on your favorite cocktail, especially after a long day. Fortunately, there are tons of ideas on how you can turn ordinary items in and around your home into a bar.

Try these ideas and send us a picture of how it turns out on our social media pages. You could also read on how liquor glassware can be arranged to occupy corner shelves to allow you easy access to your favorite bottle.

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