20 Finished Basements with Amazing Bar Setups

The basement is one living space that can be multi-functional, if it is finished. The basement often used as added storage space, house an extra bedroom, or if you love to entertain, it can be that extra space to hold get-togethers with friends and family for holidays, sports parties, movies and more. Many people choose to set up a home bar in their basement specifically for entertainment purposes. A home bar is a great way to be able to relax at the end of a day, or over the weekend watching a game, and hanging out with friends without having to worry about driving anywhere to have a good time. You can design and construct your own beautiful home bar in your finished basement if you have the right ideas. To help you get started, here are some things for you to consider.

Space

First you will want to map out the space in the basement that you want a bar. Knowing where you’d like to construct your bar will allow you to determine how big or how small it can be. You may also want to consider situating it in an area that already has a water supply running to it for your sink and refrigerator. Once you have the measurements for the area, you can begin to plan your bar design.

Type of bar design

Many times, homeowners will go off of their other décor theme that is through out their main living space to design their bar, keeping with the same type of style and theme. For instance, if the main home décor is modern, you may want to design a more modern looking bar with modern touches and appeal. Maybe you have a rustic style house in your main living space, a modern bar in this instance might look a little awkward and off kilter. Classic, or traditional styled home décor in the main living space is something that lets you be a little lenient, on-the-other-hand. It wouldn’t be out of the norm to find a more contemporary or modern look to a basement bar in this instance, but all-in-all, in the end, it is a personal preference. Keep in mind that you will also want to keep take into consideration the type of décor you have throughout your basement as well. This is the room it will be set up in, so you’ll want to make sure it flows well with your basement’s theme.

Choose your materials

Once you know the design theme and size, you can start choosing materials. Basement bars can be anything you want, from casual to elegant, and anything in between. Whether you want a wood bar counter, granite, or metal, you can have fun choosing what you like and will enjoy most. You can mix and match materials, from a zinc bar above wood cabinets and a granite counter for serving, or add a stone bar front to give it a more natural look. Your taste and style can really shine designing your basement bar.

Lighting

Lighting choices are endless, from hanging tea lights to unique bar chandeliers and globe lights. Choose lighting fixtures that will be enough light to see what you are doing as you work and fix drinks behind thee bar, yet can be set to give you better ambiance when you want. Wall sconces are another way you can add lighting to darker areas, lamps, or under bar and counter lighting, can help brighten darker areas of the basement.

If you are considering installing your own home bar in your finished basement, you may want a few ideas to help you along, so take a look at the following 20 finished basements with amazing bar setups to get you started.

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