Basement Wet Bar

Basement Wet Bar

Industrial Basement Wet Bar With Pool Table Industrial Basement Wet Bar With Pool Table This spacious basement wet bar features stainless steel countertops paired with dark brown cabinets and a red brick accent wall. Industrial style pendant lights and bar stools complete the look of the area, while a nearby pool table provides an additional space for entertaining guests. Neutral Basement Wet Bar With Horse Neutral Basement Wet Bar With Horse Rough hewn slats of wood wrap around this wet bar, giving it a charmingly rustic feel. Chic wood barstools add another layer of sophistication to the space. Basement Wet Bar with Floating Shelves Basement Wet Bar with Floating Shelves Floating shelves store bar supplies in this finished basement that’s built for entertaining. A curved soffit mirrors the lines of the red quartz countertop, both custom touches that add interest and maximize space. Contemporary Wine Cellar and Wet Bar Contemporary Wine Cellar and Wet Bar Anchored at the end of a large, open floor plan living space is a chic wet bar with barstools. The frameless glass wine room is outlined with bookmatched wood walls and ceilings, creating a space that features the homeowners’ sophisticated style and taste. Basement Wet Bar With Exposed Red Brick Wall Basement Wet Bar With Exposed Red Brick Wall This spacious basement wet bar features soft blue walls paired with an exposed red brick accent wall. Industrial-style pendant lights hang over the the stainless steel countertop, while matching stool provide a spot to hang out. Built-in brown wooden shelving provides ample room for storing bar essentials. Basement with Wet Bar, Poker Table Basement with Wet Bar, Poker Table A curved soffit defines the full-service wet bar in this basement game room. A poker table fills out a nearby corner, and vintage pieces like an old-fashioned wall phone add whimsy throughout the space. Renovated Basement With Wet Bar and Industrial Lighting Renovated Basement With Wet Bar and Industrial Lighting This spacious basement was renovated to include a wet bar with industrial pendant lighting and a stainless steel countertop. The nearby staircase features a stone covered accent wall and hardwood steps. Basement with Retro Wet Bar Basement with Retro Wet Bar A retro wet bar with cosmic accents sits outside the entry to a Star Trek-themed pinball arcade, turning this finished basement into a fun party spot. A curved soffit mirrors the lines of the curved, quartz-topped bar. Modern Basement Boasts Custom Media Cabinet & Wet Bar Modern Basement Boasts Custom Media Cabinet & Wet Bar A custom media cabinet extends into a wet bar in this modern basement, creating the ultimate hangout spot. Floating shelves and sleek upper cabinets with frosted glass fronts keep with the modern aesthetic. Transitional Basement Family Room With Wet Bar Transitional Basement Family Room With Wet Bar This chic basement family room includes a wet bar, plenty of seating and a wall-mounted fireplace and flatscreen for cozy nights in. The graphic print of the swivel armchairs helps punch up the space visually and is a fun pairing with the textured stone walls. Basement Home Theater Features Built-In Cabinets, Fireplace, Wet Bar & Additional Seating Basement Home Theater Features Built-In Cabinets, Fireplace, Wet Bar & Additional Seating Designed for ideal entertaining, gatherings and home comfort, this transitional styled basement features a home theater with built-in cabinets and fireplace, a wet bar with and additional table/seating all framed within several different types of wood and stains. Classy Wet Bar Classy Wet Bar The back of the basement was previously just a storage area which turned into a wet bar for entertaining. Neutral Game Room With Fish Tank Neutral Game Room With Fish Tank Recessed lighting brightens this game room in the basement. Built-in cabinets hold a large fish tank. The wet bar provides a convenient spot to refill drinks and set up snacks without going upstairs. Custom Media Cabinet With Waterfall Countertop Custom Media Cabinet With Waterfall Countertop Textured white tiles create a subtle yet beautiful backdrop in this modern basement. A custom media cabinet with a sleek waterfall countertop extends into a wet bar, creating the ultimate hangout spot. Traditional Basement Game Room With Bar Traditional Basement Game Room With Bar This traditional basement features built-in cabinetry to showcase sports memorabilia. Nearby, a wet bar is the perfect spot for entertaining guests and grabbing snacks while playing foosball and other games. Contemporary Lounge With Bar and Home Theater Contemporary Lounge With Bar and Home Theater This luxurious lounge contains a wet bar with aquarium, wine cellar, fireplace, home theater and conversation area. Your party just got way cooler. Basement Home Theater Features Red Accents, Television, Fireplace & Additional Game Space Basement Home Theater Features Red Accents, Television, Fireplace & Additional Game Space Red accents wow in this basement home theater, from the stunning plush sectional, armchair and ottoman to the details on the built-in shelving. Transitionally styled, the space showcases a fireplace, a wet bar with and additional table and seating. Dropping portions of the ceiling creates a comforting room within a room feel. Modern Media Room Boasts Sleek Wet Bar Modern Media Room Boasts Sleek Wet Bar A custom media cabinet extends into a wet bar in this modern basement, creating the perfect spot for entertaining guests. A brown leather sectional provides plenty of seating, and a three-tiered coffee table provides plenty of space for cocktails. An animal print rug adds a fun, unexpected touch to the room.
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Basement Wet Bar

Basement Bar Planning – Getting Started A generously-sized bar with a TV and comfortable barstools is a good beginning but for convenience, consider a bar sink and small fridge. Step #1 in planning a basement bar can be summarized in four words: Think about a sink. There’s no doubt that a “wet” bar affords much more convenience than a bar without a sink. This plumbing will cost extra, of course. But if you’re already planning on a basement bathroom, the extra cost for a small barkeep’s sink will be negligible. It’s usually smart to locate the sink close to the basement bathroom if possible, because the sink will probably need to drain into the same holding tank that serves the bathroom. You can install the sink in a basement wall, or it can be incorporated into the design of your bar, placed out of view below bartop level. Basement Bar Floor Plan Drawn a plan for your bar area to ¼-in. scale on graph paper. Allow 30-in. to 36-in. between bar counters and back bar. It’s not easy to fit everything you want into the available floor space for your basement bar. This is especially true if your wish list includes a pool table, a large sofa, or a dart board with a fairly safe flight path. It’s smart to make like an architect and draw up a floor plan of your basement. If you don’t have a CAD program on your computer, just get some graph paper to make your scale drawing. Make cutouts of your major items (bar, couch, TV, etc.) so it’s easy to move them around. With a working floor plan, you’ll also be able to establish where ceiling lights, doorways and walls should be. There may be special considerations plumbing. This is where an experienced basement finishing expert can be a big help. Designing the Bar Itself Bar countertops may be made of stone, stone composite, solid surface, or wood. The latter is the least expensive but will require the application of a durable finish. There’s no need to feel intimidated about designing the actual bar where you (the host) will be dispensing drinks and (hopefully) wisdom. From a construction point of view, a bar is simply a large cabinet with some special hardware and a distinctive top. Cabinet shops as well as hobbyist woodworkers have access to brass footrail hardware, bartop edge molding, ornate detail moldings (such as fluted pilasters and baseboard profiles) and even high-gloss bartop varnishes. Readymade bars are also available from some home furnishing suppliers. If you’re building your bar from scratch (or having a cabinet shop handle the construction), first decide on the size and shape, and whether or not you want the bar to include a small sink and/or refrigerator. Then determine what type of wood and finish you’d like, and the material you want to use for the bartop. Although varnished wood is most popular bartop material, some people prefer plastic laminate, solid surface countertop material, or solid marble. Don’t Forget Sound Control SilverGlo™, attached to basement walls, will dramatically lower the need to heat your basement. To reduce sound transmission between the basement and floor above, fill joist bays with rock wool, also known as stone wool. An experienced basement finishing contractor is certain to mention the importance of insulation in the basement. Rigid foam insulation installed against or adjacent to foundation walls will make the basement more comfortable and more energy efficient. But you may also want to have sound insulation between your basement bar and the upstairs. There are different ways to acoustically isolate your basement from the rest of the house. Installing a suspended ceiling in the basement will provide a measure of sound insulation. So will insulated (foam-core) and weatherstripped doors, installed at the top of the basement stairs and on the bar’s basement doorway. Talk to your contractor about these and other sound insulation options if you think your basement bar is destined to be unusually noisy. Keeping a Basement Bar Clean & Organized Near the bar area, choose a flooring that will be easy to clean. When planning a basement bar, it’s a good idea to think ahead about what happens after you and a few friends get to enjoy this nice new space. That’s right; someone has to clean up. There are a number of ways to keep your basement bar organized and simplify the cleanup process. Start by installing flooring that’s durable, waterproof, stain-resistant and attractive to boot –TBF’s ThermalDry® flooring fits the bill nicely (but don’t use the carpeted ThermalDry® tiles). Incorporate a small closet into your bar’s floor plan where you can keep cleaning supplies handy but out of sight. Spray-type cleaners, paper towels, rubber gloves and trash bags are in order; you might also consider a compact vacuum. Another must-have item is an ample rectangular rubber tub; you’ll need this to transport dirty glasses and dishes upstairs for washing (unless your basement bar includes a dedicated dishwashing machine). Make provisions for storing beverages in bulk, but these drinks should also be out of sight, perhaps on closet shelves above your cleaning supplies. Control the Lights to Manipulate the Mood Dimmer switches are a must for bar areas. Use low-voltage, in-cabinet accent lights for decorative effect. It’s easy to overlook the importance of good lighting. Taking the time to plan a suitable lighting scheme will make a huge difference in any basement bar. Start by identifying where you need task lighting –brighter light necessary for mixing drinks, reading, playing pool, using the bathroom or subjecting the dart board to close examination. It’s a good idea to provide separate switches for task lights, since you probably don’t want their bright, focused illumination all the time. The ambient or overall light in your bar can come from ceiling lights and from floor or table-mounted lamps. Put as many of your ambient lights on dimmer controls as possible. Dimming your ambient light enables you to control the mood in your bar. For the sake of energy efficiency, try to select compact fluorescent lights (CFLs) or LED lights rather than inefficient incandescent lights. Provide Serious Humidity Control Keep waterproofing equipment, such as sump pump and dehumidifier in a space that’s separate from the bar area. The SaniDry™ dehumidifier, with its powerful blower, may be vented to your bar area from an adjacent utility space. All of the basement finishing materials available from Basement Systems –flooring, wall panels, insulation, moldings, and ceiling panels—are designed to stand up to typical and even excessive moisture conditions in the basement. No matter how moist your basement gets, you’ll never have to worry about these materials being damaged, supporting mold or deteriorating due to warping, cracking or rotting. But there will be many other items in a finished basement that aren’t as moisture resistant –leather-covered furniture, books & magazines, fabrics and wood, for example. To eliminate the possibility of moisture-related damage, it’s smart to have a dehumidifier in your basement. Not just any dehumidifier, but one that’s designed to perform efficiently and reliably in the cool, humid basement environment. With a SaniDry™ dehumidifier from Basement Systems, you can be sure that you’re getting the most efficient, most reliable performance available. This ENERGY STAR® appliance will drain automatically into a sump pump, and you can dial in the level of dehumidification you desire.

Basement Wet Bar