Close your eyes and think about the perfect finished basement. What do you see? If it’s a big bar area with plenty of seating, you’ve come to the right place.
A finished basement is the ideal place to put a home bar and create the perfect hangout. This popular feature, often known as a wet bar, is all about convenience and relaxation. When you need to replenish your adult beverage, why should you have to trek all the way upstairs? The convenience of having a built-in bar with cupboards, counters, appliances, and a sink makes your finished basement even more of the escape you want it to be.
We’ve had plenty of clients turn to us to build a home bar in their basements, and each project is unique. We love helping clients add stunning details and convenient components to their new favorite hang out spots, like the ones below.
Add Media & Entertainment
The bar is the perfect place to gather with friends and watch the big game. Why not create this environment in your basement? You can do this by adding a large television as a focal point of your bar area. Turn the rest of the bar into a classy sitting area with storage for all of your favorite game-watching snacks and drinks.
Real client example: Being passionate football fans, these Galena homeowners wanted a basement where they could entertain family and friends for the big game. Would you enjoy watching sports here?
If modern is more your style, or you’ve got a smaller budget, you’ll be happy to know that simplicity is always trendy. This is even true for basement bars. Clean lines, industrial components and minimal wood make for a more contemporary space. As long as you have an updated space with some cabinets, countertop, bar stools, and a place to store drinks, you’re good to go.
Real client example: These homeowners had many things they were trying to fit into a fairly small, awkwardly shaped space. But it was important to these homeowners that their basement didn’t feel like it was a basement (like it did before).
Using textured materials, such as rough brick or bumpy tile, is popular right now. You can pull this trend into your basement bar renovation through the design materials you select. Texture gives a space a multi-dimensional look, and we love the way you can create bold and unique patterns with stone, brick, or textured tile. Pull it into your bar through an accent wall, backsplash, or the front side of the bar area.
Real client example: In this Powell basement remodel, the existing curved bar made from glass block dated the space and did not fit the rustic, industrial vibe the clients desired. Texture helped us turn the bar into the rustic, trendy space the homeowners envisioned.
Create a Wine Cellar Bar
Who says your basement bar has to be traditional and centered around beer? If you’re more of a wine connoisseur, wine bars are a fantastic option for finished basements. We’ve built numerous wine bars and cellars for clients throughout the Columbus area.
With plenty of wine bottle and wine glass storage, places to congregate and socialize, and even a pouring station, you can have a wine bar that blows your guests away. Gather your wine-drinking friends and relish in your beautiful, classy basement bar area.
Real client example: This Dublin homeowner wanted an entertainment space that had the character and comfort of Tuscany. This wine cellar was customized from top to bottom with specific needs and goals in mind.
What would your ideal home bar look like if you could create it? Which components are must-haves versus nice-to-haves? As cliche as it sounds, if you can envision it, we can most likely build it. And we’re happy to talk to you more about what your dream basement bar looks like.
Any of these above ideas can transform a simple basement into a beautiful bar area, giving you the look you’re envisioning while impressing guests. If you’re going to pursue a basement renovation, and having a bar is important to you, it’s time to make your vision a reality.
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