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Is your basement solely used as a storage area? Do you ever wish you could maximize the potential of your basement and turn it into the most happening spot in town? Why not transform your basement into the most popular bar in town? Installing a bar in your basement is a great way to create opportunity out of an unused space.

Decluttering your basement is the first thing to do to get the most out of your extra room. Bar installation comes next. A bar can create a great social hub for your friends and family.

If your home is already a hot spot for gatherings, turning your basement into a bar is definitely a perfect solution. Here’s how you can do it quickly and effectively:

Start with a Basement Bar Plan

Don’t do anything without a rough plan. It will help you know exactly where to put the bar, how much storage space can you work with, where to put the sink, the fridge, a TV and any other appliances or devices that you want.

Creating a plan and measuring everything will help you make smart decisions. This will also help you decide where you need plumbing and electrical wiring. Planning ahead of time will save you a lot of headaches in the long run.

Have Enough Space for the Basement Bar and Storage

Basement Bar with KitchenFirst, you need to find the best place for the bar. You have your plan to help you with that but take the time to really consider several options. Does the space allow you to put the bar in the center of the room? Or maybe placing the bar in the corner of the room will help you get the most out of your space.

Installing a counter and getting a few bar stools isn’t enough for a basement bar. You need to have enough storage space for all your drinks as well enough space for a trash can.

Install some shelves with under-shelf lighting, add some wine racks, and add built-in storage compartments that will save you plenty of space.

Consider a Basement Bar Entertainment Area

A basement bar isn’t complete without a state-of-the-art TV system. How else would you watch the big game? It’s a no-brainer, but what about sprucing it up a bit by installing a pool table? You can also add a dart board, which can be your incredibly fun pastime, and it’s the most cost-effective thing you can enrich your basement bar with. It’s all about creating the most entertaining space as possible.

Brighten Up Your Basement Bar with Impressive Lighting

Basements are dark places, so oftentimes you’ll need to put in some work to light it up. Make sure you install proper lighting, as there’s sometimes no natural light in basements. Apart from the lighting, consider light colors for all the décor, as they will brighten your bar. Wooden furniture can be dark to balance out but light colors are great for complimenting dark wood.

Follow these tips and finally create the basement bar of your dreams. Invest a little time and money and you’ll be able to transform your basement into a place with a ton of potential. Before you know it, your basement bar will become the coolest bar in town.

If you’re interested in transforming your basement into a bar, contact the basement bar experts at CMH Builders. We provide the most innovative and cost-effective solutions for basement bars!

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Tim S. in Fishers

From start to finish this process could not have been better! CMH provided my wife and I an amazing experience to get our basement completed! Every step of the process was flawless and we would recommend CMH to anyone!

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