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Looking for Tiki bar ideas...
Bogielocks
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Joined: Feb 11, 2007
Posts: 352
From: New Bedford, MA
Posted: 2007-09-09 11:03 pm   Permalink

Hey Gang,

Looking for Tiki bar ideas for a small 8'x12' apartment room. The bar would have to be small, but cozy. I have a nice beginner mug collection, lots of Tiki Farm. Just looking to put the whole room together. Any decor ideas would be great, cheaper the better. I can always upgrade.

Thanks in advance...

Rick


 
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arriano
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Joined: Jun 13, 2006
Posts: 1277
From: Dog Patch - San Diego
Posted: 2007-09-10 10:21 am   Permalink

Well, you're working with a fairly small space, so obviously you don't want to crowd yourself. Use space wisely and don't over do it with a lot of stuff on the floor. Cover or paint the walls, use masks and pictures, hang stuff from the ceiling in the corners. Is this in a bedroom with big rolling closet doors? If so, remove the doors for more space. Make it your own, make it comfortable, make it a place people want to come back to. Good luck!
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VampiressRN
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Joined: Nov 23, 2006
Posts: 5659
From: Sun City Lincoln Hills (NorCal)
Posted: 2007-09-10 12:38 pm   Permalink

Mirrors also make a small space look larger and if you are displaying bottles and such it is a nice affect. Lighter colors keep a small place more open and there are so many great tan grasswallpapers and thatch, that you should be able to get something going with bamboo and such. Do you have an IKEA store where you live...there are lots of storage display options through them.....or Pottery Barn has some nice wall units, and I like Cost Plus too. There are tons of great pictures of personal bars/lounges on this board, just use the search option and you will find lots of neat ideas.

Don't forget to post pictures of your project as you move along.
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Hakalugi
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Joined: Aug 10, 2004
Posts: 3025
From: Redondo Beach, CA
Posted: 2007-09-10 12:58 pm   Permalink

For a Tiki Bar in a small space Inkylouise has a great example with her closet bar.

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Thortiki
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Joined: Jul 29, 2006
Posts: 256
From: Maryland (Land of Pleasant Tiki Living)
Posted: 2007-09-10 2:22 pm   Permalink

Bogielocks,

Search the threads under "Home Bars" there are numerous examples of what people
with spaces of all sizes have done to create their Tiki space!

Thortiki


 
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Tiki Matt
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Joined: Jul 06, 2004
Posts: 924
From: North O.C.
Posted: 2007-09-10 2:30 pm   Permalink

It'll fit perfect in the corner of the room (and shameless plug).....



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dibroc
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Joined: Jul 29, 2006
Posts: 375
From: Sunny Southern Califiorina
Posted: 2007-09-10 2:49 pm   Permalink

Matt do you offer the TC dicount on the bars? (shamelees plug # 2)

 
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uncle trav
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Joined: Apr 27, 2005
Posts: 1757
From: Kalamazoo
Posted: 2007-09-10 3:09 pm   Permalink

To bulid on the closet idea, if you do have the type of closet with the double sliding doors remove the doors as said before and build the bar in the closet. Kinda like a recessed book shelf only bar. you could add a mirror to the "backbar" something that could come down easy(if your renting)to give a feel of depth to the small room and maybe some type of colored lighting to get the mood right. Above all go with what feels right to you.

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Blowfish
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Joined: Feb 09, 2006
Posts: 158
From: Hula-ifornia
Posted: 2007-09-10 3:12 pm   Permalink

Hey Bogielocks, TikiHula did an outstanding job in an apartment room... check out the Kapili room pics here: http://www.tikiroom.net/gallery/main.php/homedecor/ going to his place was like walking into a tiki paradise... walking back out of the room left you wondering if you had just gotten back from a vacation.

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Bogielocks
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Joined: Feb 11, 2007
Posts: 352
From: New Bedford, MA
Posted: 2007-09-10 10:50 pm   Permalink

Holy Sh*t!!! The Kapili Room rocks.. That's great inspiration...

 
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Bogielocks
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Joined: Feb 11, 2007
Posts: 352
From: New Bedford, MA
Posted: 2007-09-10 11:08 pm   Permalink

Not sure if this could be Tiki, or just geeky.. LOL I have one of these in my movie collection... Whatja think?




Rick


 
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Tiki Matt
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Joined: Jul 06, 2004
Posts: 924
From: North O.C.
Posted: 2007-09-11 2:51 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2007-09-10 14:49, dibroc wrote:
Matt do you offer the TC dicount on the bars? (shamelees plug # 2)



Sure, why not...
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Psycho Tiki D
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Joined: Oct 13, 2006
Posts: 1803
From: The river Styx, can you pay the toll?
Posted: 2007-09-11 5:53 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2007-09-10 23:08, Bogielocks wrote:
Not sure if this could be Tiki, or just geeky.. LOL I have one of these in my movie collection... Whatja think?




Rick



Triolgy of Terror?? Karen Black??? No Sleep???

PTD

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Psycho Tiki D
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From: The river Styx, can you pay the toll?
Posted: 2007-09-11 5:58 pm   Permalink

oops


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Psycho Tiki D
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Joined: Oct 13, 2006
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From: The river Styx, can you pay the toll?
Posted: 2007-09-11 5:58 pm   Permalink

Check out the living room of my 1,100 sq ft home here...you can make it work!

http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?topic=24875&forum=1&vpost=319023&hilite

Psycho Tiki D (I know I am and it's not how big it is, it is how you use it)!

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