Finishing a Basement: Planning a Basement Bar

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What You'll Need
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If you have a large enough basement in your house, one of the most exciting home renovations you can do is to create a basement bar. Most people plan this project they immediately think of the brews that they'll be able to enjoy from the comfort of their own homes. If you have a bar in your house, then your house is going to be where your friends to want to meet. In this article, we're going to cover how to plan your very own basement bar

Step 1 - Measure the Room

Measure the width and length of your room with your tape measure.

Step 2 - Choose Your Appliances

Purchase the appropriate machines for your bar. They include a keg, bar fridge wine cooler, and anything else you can think that you want.

Step 3 - Choose Your Furniture

Decide whether you want your bar to feel like just another room in your house or if you want to make it feel like a real bar. Once you've decided on that, it is time to buy your furniture. Items on your shopping list may include a couch, table, and television.

If you're interested in making your basement bar look like a real bar, then you will furnish it a little bit differently. To do so, buy a few small tables and put some chairs around them. Also add chairs facing the actual bar. That will create a more authentic look.

Step 4 - Game Tables

If you want to give yourself and your friends the ultimate experience, then consider adding game tables such as billiards or air hockey. Game tables will not only make your basement bar feel more authentic, but it will also make it more fun.

Step 5 - The Alcohol

Once you've installed your appliances, game tables, and furniture, it's time to stock your bar. Your biggest challenge here is going to be deciding what kind of drinks you want to serve in your bar. Buy the correct glasses and shot glasses for the types of drinks you want to serve. They are available at most stores; however, if you're feeling adventurous, specialty stores carry fun glasses with clever gags on them.