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Introducing "The Liquid Lounge" bar

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Introducing "The Liquid Lounge" bar

Introducing the full conversion of our fitted out garage to our "Liquid Lounge"




We started off with a blank garage that was already gyprocked and a great empty space




Had a few evenings and bevvies whilst we thought about what we wanted and the final overall look.  Decided we wanted a warm but vibrant space to relax in and have a bevvie or two.  Next on the cards was picking out all the finishes and making final decisions. Selecting and testing paint colours and picking a warm floor. Went with loose lay vinyl planking - a great DIY product



So with all the finishes chosen, work commenced.  The flooring (originally a garage) needed a lot of work to fill in cracks, level it up and grind off some of the flaking paint in readiness for us to direct lay the floor




With the floors ready, it was time to paint from the selected colours chosen:  

Taubmans "chilled wine" for the feature wall and the balance of the walls Dulux plunge (my favourite)




With all the painting finalised it was onto the laying of the floor.  Husband did an awesome job, he was very particular and took his time.  Ensuring to glue down the perimeter's of the room to lock in the loose lay vinyl planking - 7mm Modern Ohio Oak.




Now that the floor was finished it was time for the fun stuff.  Decorating the room and bringing in different elements of colour.  Again this required some planning to ensure that it all fit as expected - so out come the graph paper to ensure that the large wall unit against the feature wall would fit




It was absolutely perfect - so set to to assemble in place and it was a perfect match to how I expected it to look.  Ikea circa 1995




Almost finished - put the previously upcycled/renovated bar into the room, additional wall hanging and the final product is just how I imagined it to look.  Super happy with the result and looking forward to many happy times in "The Liquid Lounge"



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Re: Introducing "The Liquid Lounge" bar

Hello @SoniaM


Thank you so much for posting those photo updates of your liquid lounge. The colours you've used are vibrant but at the same time, I find that they are warm and very inviting. I suggest putting in some colour changing LED lights like the Arlec Grid Connect Smart 2m LED White And Colour Changing Strip Light With Remote behind the table. This will allow you to change the mood of the room with a push of a button. I'm sure a lot of our members will find your project inspirational.


Again, thank you for sharing your liquid lounge project.




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Re: Introducing "The Liquid Lounge" bar

LOVE THIS - I can hear some Dean Martin just looking at this room!

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