The time was, each basement recreation room had a bar. If you are one of the homeowners who have an original basement bar, you may have thought about tearing it out. But why not renovate it instead? While drinking and entertaining styles may have changed over the years, a bar can still be a gathering place for family and friends.
Determine the look you want for your basement bar. Do you want it to look like a traditional Irish pub, or is your style more contemporary? Having a certain look in mind will help you figure out the design of your bar and the materials you need. Replace your bar’s sink with a newer model, and update appliances, such as refrigerators and microwaves. Since drinking habits have changed since the 1960s and 1970s, consider adding a wine cooler.
Install new cabinets and shelves, or reposition them as you have. Most home bars have storage cabinets and wall cabinets to accommodate barware. Carefully measure the space to determine the sizes you need. Try to buy kitchen cabinets in standard dimensions, or hire a carpenter to create custom cabinets. If the cabinets you have are in relatively good condition, restrain or repaint them. Install wall-mounted speakers and hook them up to an audio system to provide background music. Decoration items for your home bar can include candles and framed posters or art. One way to visually expand the space is to line the wall behind the bar with mirrors.
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