A basement bar will add character and charm to any downstairs family room. There are countless basement bar ideas and here are ten great ideas to meet almost every taste and budget.
1. A basement bar can consist of single elegant piece of furniture complete with, towel rack, storage cabinets, [easyazon_link asin=”B00DZKU6XS” locale=”US” new_window=”default” nofollow=”default” tag=”sharonfilms-20″ add_to_cart=”default” cloaking=”default” localization=”default” popups=”default”]wine rack[/easyazon_link], and bar sink. A bar with this design is customarily made of fine wood such as oak or cherry, with a foot rail made of stainless steel, and bar-rail molding. Most are approximately seventy-two inches long, twenty-four inches wide, and forty-one inches high. This size makes them perfect for smaller spaces.
2. An Asian themed bar stresses the simplicity and harmony in oriental design. The woodwork is characteristically made up of smooth lines, without ornamentation. Dark black surfaces or light bamboo are frequently used in this style. This approach lends itself to large or small configurations. The minimalistic cabinetry should include the bar sink, storage for wine and spirits, as well as a microwave for warming the sake.
3. The contemporary bar highlights a streamlined approach, with polished wood surfaces, glass, stainless steel appliances, and accessories. It celebrates the great room approach, with fewer walls that limit traffic flow. This style works well with barstools with metal legs and molded plastic seats. The contemporary look embraces an organized bar with shelves filled with bottles lined up like soldiers and bar essentials within easy reach.
4. A Mediterranean bar has the look and feel of a Tuscan villa, terracotta colored tile floors, and furniture that has a timeless aged appearance. This style reflects a quite elegance, which embraces good food and exception wines. Marble countertops, more ornate wood detailing, and overstuffed chairs compliment this design. It has an ambiance that makes company want to linger.
5. A traditional bar takes people back to that neighborhood bar with dark wood and old fashioned bar stools. This is a place to hang sport memorabilia and neon signs of famous beers. Tiffany style lamps and cabinetry with open shelving works well in this space. This theme cries out for a large screen TV above the bar and wide countertops for bowls of peanuts and other bar snacks.
6. Remember how good it feels to go to an island resort, the taste rum drinks with little umbrellas and days of shear relaxation. A tropical themed bar can embrace the feel of the islands, without the sand. Imagine a bar accented with woven bamboo, open shelving, relaxed rattan bar stools and [easyazon_link asin=”B009T92EJS” locale=”US” new_window=”default” nofollow=”default” tag=”sharonfilms-20″ add_to_cart=”default” cloaking=”default” localization=”default” popups=”default”]bowls carved out of coconut shells[/easyazon_link].
7. A wine bar in the basement is a great idea for individuals, who enjoy fine wines and sharing them with friends. One essential appliance for any wine bar is a wine refrigerator, which keeps wines at the perfect temperature. No wine bar would be complete without a series of wine racks for storing a wine collection. This type of bar should also have wine glasses for red and white wines, brandy snifters, and aperitif glasses as well as glass cabinets to showcase them.
8. An English pub is one of the most inviting places, so this theme definitely works well as a basement bar. Stone and wood capture the feel, along with a Union Jack hanging on the wall. All pubs have a dartboard and a billiard table is generally part of the scenario. This is a place for conversation, and a good natured joke.
9. A Western style saloon is certainly a place to hang a hat and rest those boots. Place saloon doors at the entryway and hang some steer horns above the bar. Knotty pine is a particularly fitting wood for this style bar, and an old fashioned spittoon definitely helps. A saddle and spurs are certainly a great way to make this saloon feel like the real deal.
10. A soda fountain is a fun idea for a basement bar. Retro soda fountain stools are easy to locate online as well as an old fashioned counter. A [easyazon_link asin=”B00AAOWEFK” locale=”US” new_window=”default” nofollow=”default” tag=”sharonfilms-20″ add_to_cart=”default” cloaking=”default” localization=”default” popups=”default”]juke box[/easyazon_link], and soda fountain tables will help to play up this fifties theme.
A basement bar will bring years of enjoyment. A fun theme will make it a more memorable and exciting place to entertain company.
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