Turn Your Basement Into A Bar – 20 Inspiring Designs That Will Make You Drool

What better thing to do with your basement than to turn it into a bar? It’s a quiet space, private and well insulated. So if you don’t need the space for anything else such as a home office or a storage room, a bar is a very valid and good option. The remodel would be simple and quick.

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It’s useful to have lots of shelves, great for storage and display

First of all, decide where the bar would go.

It would have to be either somewhere in the center where it can be the focal point of the room or on one of the walls. Get some bar stools and this part is already complete. But you’ll need more than a counter and a few chairs. You’ll also want to have some storage space in here as well. There are several options in this case.

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You might also want to have a TV in the room
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Since this is an entertainment area, a pool table could be a good idea
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The bar area can have lots of different designs and shapes, depending on the space
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A traditional-rustic approach would be great if you plan to also have a wine cellar
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Make sure you include lots of storage space
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Save space with a compact bar with built-in wine coolers and storage compartments
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Since there’s no natural light in here, use light colors for a bright décor
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A basement bar is quite similar to a kitchen but a little simpler to design
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The soft lines and round edges match the design of the staircase
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Wall-mounted furniture is always practical, especially in this case
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The stone walls and dark-stained furniture balance each other nicely
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Don’t forget to add your personal touch to the décor

Multi-functional design.

For example, you could design the bar like a kitchen island and include drawers and storage compartments. If you want the bar to look professional, you’ll also need a sink and some display shelves for the bottles and glasses. A wine rack would also be nice to have.

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Make the space feel inviting by using a lot of wood in your design
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By turning the basement into a bar you can save a lot of space downstairs
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A sink and a refrigerator would surely be useful here as well
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Turn the basement into an intimate and quiet retreat
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Try to make the space feel inviting and comfortable by using the right colors
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If there’s any space left, you can also have a seating area
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I particularly like how the bar matches the staircase

Of course, you can take things one step further and turn the basement into a wine cellar with a bar and a seating area. Another interesting idea can be to turn this space into some sort of home theater or media room with, of course, a bar.

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