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August 5, 2014
Sips and square footage aren’t mutually exclusive, so why should small homes lack well-stocked bars? We share seven ways to upgrade your bar without sacrificing space.
Atlas designed the wet bar to meld seamlessly with the modular shelving that encircles the kitchen.

In a midcentury San Francisco home, a custom wet bar by Atlas Industries was designed to merge with the modular shelving so it seamlessly encircles the kitchen without taking up extra inches. 

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Modern kitchen with Corian countertop and Heath Ceramics tiled wall

A marble topped island in the kitchen doubles as a bar in a 1980s home in Borrego Springs, California, when it’s time for entertaining. A massive wall of Heath Ceramics tile elevates the simple color palette. 

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Modern wall fireplace with vintage metal-and-wood console

When built-in bars aren’t an option, a metal cabinet can do the trick. Architect Cass Calder Smith paired his with a “roaring fire” in his SoHo apartment. 

 

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BRIAN FINKE
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Arthur carved the Indiana limestone–clad bar out of an awkward space in the hallway.

An awkward corner in the hallway is transformed into a nifty bar with glass cabinetry and teal tiles in a Chicago flat

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It takes dedication, but architect Michael Chen’s “party wall” for a compact Chelsea apartment is the ultimate space saving bar area.

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Designer Jen Turner’s NewYorker, is a desk and a bar in one designed for a high-functioning studio apartment. Best of all, the casters allow you to wheel it away when you are finished.

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Modern laundry room with hidden wet bar

This bright laundry room in Boston conceals a mini wet bar—proof that you don't need a dedicated drinking area to make a functional bar.

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Atlas designed the wet bar to meld seamlessly with the modular shelving that encircles the kitchen.

In a midcentury San Francisco home, a custom wet bar by Atlas Industries was designed to merge with the modular shelving so it seamlessly encircles the kitchen without taking up extra inches. 

Photo by Misha Gravenor.

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