Many of us have basements at home and this space shouldn’t be forgotten when you decorate your home. It can be turned into a poolside retreat, a second living space, your personal home office, another bathroom, a guest room or a bar. A basement bar is one of the coolest ideas you can realize because you will give a use to your basement space and will get an amazing relaxing area.
If you have a big basement, consider creating a man cave or a lounge zone there that will include a bar. Create a bar, place a pool table and make a home theater or just a TV watching area, invite your friends and have lots of fun together. A hot trend for such spaces is to embrace the traditional pub style with exposed brick or stone walls, iron embellishments and traditional lighting fixtures. You can also organize your parties here if there’s enough space, this will be your personal lounge space. Picking a color palette and materials that are similar to the hangout next to basement bar ensures that it seems like one large, extended area and gives it a spacious appeal.
Combine your basement bar with a wine cellar if you are planning to make one. In this case using stone, rough wood and brick is a cool idea because it will add to the atmosphere and will help you keep the humidity and temperature at a necessary level.
There are a lot of styles you can apply to your basement bar: modern, rustic, luxurious, glam, minimalist and so on, here everything depends on the functions of the bar and the styles and shades you like. Keep in mind that light colors visually expand the space and reflect the light making the bar look bigger and full of lights. Contrasting combos like black and white or dark wood with white or beige look awesome and catch an eye. Speaking about lights – pay special attention to them, make several layers of light to illuminate every corner and think over ambient lighting.
Speaking about storage for your bar, there are a lot of creative, space-saving cabinets and design solutions, you can turn even the tiniest corner into a snazzy home bar: drawers, compartments, fridges and coolers of all sizes and shapes. It is the ambience, mood, lighting and the accessories that truly define a beautiful basement bar and not its size. Get inspired!