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Iceni Magazine | July 2, 2022

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Step By Step Guide To Converting Your Garage Into A Bar

The garage is usually the least frequented place around the house.

In many homes, it is not even used to park the car after a while. It ends up becoming a store for broken toys and things that you should probably have sold off. When you come to think of it, this unused space can be used for a number of things.

Turning it into a bar is one great idea. The garage is anyway a man’s place and turning it into a bar to hang out with your buddies on a Sunday evening seems natural. And what does a bar need most of all (except alcohol, of course)? A theme… from Irish to disco, retro to rock, there are so many routes you could take. Take your inspiration from a theme night perhaps – you can find out more here.

Expert builders in Oxford says that turning your garage into a bar is less work than you think. You can turn your garage into the talk of the town by just following a few simple steps. So what are you waiting for? Take notes, start building and show off your sick bar to your friends!


Get rid of anything you don’t need. You can set up a garage sale or simply put things that you don’t use up for sale on Ebay. Throw away the things that you cannot sell. For the stuff that is still left, find a place to store it until you bar is built.

Clean and mop the floors, get rid of any cobwebs in the corners or on the walls. If the walls are dirty, wash them.


The two major factors that will determine the ambience of your bar are colour and lighting(we will get to lighting in a while). Think about what you are going to use the bar for the most, whether it is just having drinks, or enjoying a football match or playing arcade games(if you have them). Try to maintain a balance between your personal choices and tastes and welcoming colours that give the visitors a “home-y” feeling. You can even use a combination of colours, although doing that might require additional expertise.


Choosing the right kind of lighting is an integral part of building your bar. As mentioned earlier, lighting is a key factor in setting the atmosphere inside your bar. For instance, if you’re going with a modern monochrome theme, white ceiling lights might do the trick.

Bottom line, choose lighting, colour and style that compliments the paint job, and more importantly, the desired atmosphere and ambience of your bar.

Article Lauren Williamson

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