12 sexy home bar designs

‘In 2021, the home bar has come out of the closet!’’ Heather Vaughan of Heather Vaughan Design (www.heathervaughandesign.com) proclaims. Instead of tucking bars behind closed doors, clients want them out in the open, often with boutique hotel-type vibes.

Designers are installing speakeasies and sports bars in basements, morphing unused sunrooms into grownup getaways, and outfitting empty rooms over the garage with high-top tables and ice makers. Andra Birkerts of Andra Birkerts Design (www.andrabdesign.com) refers to such spaces as “lures’’ because they pull people into more remote parts of the house. “It gives people a cool place to go and provides a location for alternative interactions, like sitting at the bar,’’ she said.

Home bars aren’t always out-of-the-way. Nikki Dalrymple of Acquire (www.acquireboutique.com) is re-imagining formal living rooms in suburban homes as cocktail lounges. Since these rooms are usually adjacent to the dining room, the

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Home Designs Changes in 2022 – What Is Out of Style

Home design trends come and go. Styles that are all the rage eventually get overused and become outdated. We all know that sensation of style fatigue — you feel like you’ve seen the same thing over and over, and just want something new and fresh.

As we head into 2022, there are several trends that we’ll be saying goodbye to. In some cases, these trends have been slowly fading away for years because they’re impractical or difficult to maintain, while in other instances, the COVID-19 pandemic caused homeowners to embrace other options.

These are the interior design trends you should pack up and store away… at least until the cycle finds its way back around again.

modern and open kitchen with large glass windows

Kitchen trends that won’t be trendy in 2022

Avoid these design trends if you want to keep your kitchen from looking stuck in the past.

Faux finishes

Homeowners are looking for materials that

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Grand Designs viewers stunned by urban home the size of a London tube carriage

GRAND Designs viewers could not believe their eyes when they saw a house so tiny it was the size of a London tube carriage.

The Channel 4 series presented its annual, House of the Year special, and featured the tiny home in south London.

Grand Designs viewers were in awe of a tiny house built in London.  The 'Slot House' is 2.8 metres wide and the size of a London Tube carriage

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Grand Designs viewers were in awe of a tiny house built in London. The ‘Slot House’ is 2.8 metres wide and the size of a London Tube carriage
The Slot House was designed by architects, and married couple, Sally and Sandy Rendel

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The Slot House was designed by architects, and married couple, Sally and Sandy Rendel
Some of the home's features include exposed materials which allowed more space as nothing was plaster boarded.

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Some of the home’s features include exposed materials which allowed more space as nothing was plaster boarded.

The ‘Slot House’ was designed by married architecture couple Sally and Sandy Rendel.

They built the house in a 2.8 metre gap alongside their home and come up with a series of innovative ideas to make the most out of the small space.

Sandy

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Grand Designs mansion branded ‘ugliest house ever’

GRAND Designs viewers were left amazed tonight when they spotted one huge problem with the “ugliest house” they’d seen on the show.

People on Twitter savaged the design saying it was “bland” and “sterile”, though locals praised the renovated water tower and said it had put their area on the map.

Grand Designs viewers were amazed anybody could live in the sci-fi inspired water tower

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Grand Designs viewers were amazed anybody could live in the sci-fi inspired water tower
It was a passion project for former painter and decorator Dennis

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It was a passion project for former painter and decorator Dennis

Ex painter and decorator Dennis said he had transformed the industrial building in the Norfolk countryside into a home, admitting to the cameras: “I did watch a lot of Thunderbirds, it looks like something a rocket ship should be attached too.”

Inside were polished concrete floors, wrap-around windows and pieces of rusting metal that the couple had salvaged.

The bedrooms were on the lower floors with full length glass walls offering stunning

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