04/23/2015 03:52 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

10 Home Bar Concepts You Can Build This Weekend

By: Ali Drucker

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Okay, so maybe you're a few years away from a custom-designed wet bar fit for the Playboy Mansion (but you can still improve your kitchen with these IKEA hacks). But that doesn't mean you can't upgrade your pad with some creative home bar designs fit for Hef himself. If you've got an afternoon, a power drill, and a resilient spirit that's not afraid of gluing your fingers together, you can tackle these 10 projects and start boozing like a pro.

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Bookshelf bar
Adding legs to a bookshelf dresses up a standard piece of furniture, and gives you plenty of room to openly display your items, so a glass is always in reach.

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Hidden compartment coffee table
If you like to stash your booze with a little secrecy, this living room centerpiece has an array of fold-out cabinets that supply both storage and presentation spaces (much like these space-saving furniture hacks). Buy one like it, or learn how to build your own.

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Concrete crate bar
A coat of paint, wooden pallets, and some concrete bricks are a timeless outdoor solution for a backyard that's short on space. This cheap and narrow solution has a rugged farmhouse look you can enjoy all summer long.

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The Murphy bar
The tipsier cousin of the Murphy bed, this wall-mounted, fold-out bar is ideal for outdoor elements, since its collapsible surface allows for complete closure of the unit.

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Mixologist's kitchen island
If your cocktails air on the creative side, this island with a swing-out compartment for a trash can will make reaming lemons and gathering garnishes a cinch. Just prep, toss, and serve. Buy one like it or build your own.

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