| 21.10.2020

A Home Bar

Take some inspiration from Sean and Emma who transformed their atHome garden room into an all-singing, all-dancing Irish Bar.

Sean (who also happens to be atHome's chief of all things construction) started collecting Irish memorabilia around two years ago with a vision to build a traditional style Irish bar in his garden in Coatbridge, North Lanarkshire. 

Sean's always wanted a space where family and friends could come together to watch sports and enjoy a beverage (or ten) so he started buying pieces of memorabilia from old-style bars and restaurants. It soon became a hobby with his girlfriend Emma and they regularly searched on eBay, gumtree and attended car boot sales for items to add to their own. 

A fireplace was also installed with a beautiful carved wooden mantle shelf and a 100-year-old iron placed on top which originally belonged to Sean's gran. This special touch not only enhances the traditional and authentic feel of the bar but also makes the main focal point a special family feature.

"Cut timber, not corners". Another important focal point is the tool wall. This contains various items collected by Sean and his Dad Simon - who also played a key role in completing the bar - including a welder's burning set belonging to Sean's dad and two wooden joints made by him when he was 13 years old in tech school. 

Sean and Emma also kitted the space out with more modern items including a flat-screen TV and sound-system. Even the neighbours love the space, as it's fully soundproof.

The attention to detail is simply fantastic from the tartan chairs and traditional carved wood to the layout and display of all of the unique pieces of memorabilia and the variety of draught beer. 

An amazing piece of craftsmanship and interior design. We wish Sean, Emma and their family many happy memories in this impressive space!

Want to create your own bar?

The Hive is the perfect size for this type of garden room. Design the interior yourself or take advantage of our interior design service.