Basements in many homes are largely underutilized. Many people only use it as a laundry room, or as a storage room for miscellaneous items. But you can break the mold and finish your basement to be a basement bar. You can choose to make either a wet or dry bar, and both will be relatively easy to pull off. The basement is the best place to install a bar because it is easier to install plumbing and electrical hookups. The best part is that you do not have to worry about major house construction. If you have ever been to somebody’s home that also has a this type of improvement then you may be able to get the idea. This bar area will be a great place for you to have social gatherings and spend time away from home without all the expenses of going out.
Advantages of a Basement Bar
- Value - Any sort of basement finishing will add value to your home as it adds square footage, which can boost your house price if you put it up for sale. Accumulating value also means adding equity that can really payoff in the long run to help lower your mortgage among other financial benefits.
- Get-Together - Having a home basement bar gives you the opportunity to have great social gatherings at home. This means that you will cut down on costs of transportation for nights out with friends and of course those high-price bars.
- Relaxation – This type of improvement renders going home after a long day of work right before the weekend something that you want to do. You will be happy to go home to your bar and will feel relieved when you get there. Your home will really be a haven with such an addition.
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Considerations for Creating a Basement Bar
- Planning – Even though, you will hire licensed contractors, you still need to plan your design. To ensure everything is done on-time and within a budget, you need to create a sound plan. You will want to formulate this plan along with the head contractor to make sure that there is a mutual understanding.
- Type of Bar; Wet or Dry? –A wet bar will need hookups for plumbing to get water from a faucet and a drain pipe. You may not only have the sink but can even have a dishwasher as well. You can go as far as getting ice bins which allow melting ice to drain away leaving only ice behind. A dry bar does not need plumbing hookups. You may choose a dry bar because you cannot afford a wet bar at the moment, but what you can do is plan the dry bar so that it will be easily converted to a wet bar when the time is right.
- Choosing your Bar Layout – When choosing items for your bar, you have two options. The first is to purchase a layout as you see it in a store. Typically, this involves simply installing the pieces when they get to your home. The other option is a custom-built bar that will be made according to the space that you have available as well as the design you have in mind for your basement bar. A custom bar can be a bit more expensive and may take longer.