Building a Basement Bar With a Small Budget

A basement bar can be a fantastic addition, making the basement a perfect space for entertaining. The cost can be kept low by using recycled and low-cost materials whenever possible.

Using a Kitchen Island Unit

Using a kitchen island unit for the bar is a great trick. It’s inexpensive, mobile, looks polished, and offers storage space for alcohol and serving utensils. If it’s large enough, you can avoid buying costly cabinets.

Look for a pre-owned island and either re-stain or re-paint it. You can also buy a low-cost island online or at a local home improvement store. Replacing knobs with stainless steel pulls or handles can refresh the island’s appearance for less than $30. Install inexpensive ceiling lighting, use a small lamp on the island top.

Adding Bar Stools

Inexpensive bar stools may be purchased at Ikea or Walmart. You can even follow a simple bar stool design and make your own. Choose bar stools that are sturdy and appealing. If necessary, add faux leather seat covers. Aim to have 3 or 4 chairs at the bar. The chairs don’t have to match; a mix of different types looks vintage and classy.

Decorating the Bar

Decorating the bar area is simple; mirrors and bar-themed décor are widely available. You can also use sports and college memorabilia to welcome friends and memories.