Bar in the Basement

When we purchased our house, we asked the contractor to finish the basement.  The plans they submitted to us included a wet bar.  We hadn’t really planned on having a bar in our basement, but figured it would be a great convenience to have access to beverages and snacks while watching movies or playing games.  Plus, having this extra space meant I able to design the wet bar.

I immediately began searching the internet for wet bar plans.  After several hours of looking at pictures, I decided to combine several designs into one.  Here is my rough sketch.

Wet Bar Sketch The contractors completed the basement the day before Thanksgiving.  However, it wasn’t until this past weekend we had the cabinet hardware installed.  I’m excited to reveal my hard work (you know, my hours scouring the internet) and creativity!

Features include:  Espresso cabinets with oil-rubbed bronze hardware, under-cabinet lighting, dual-zone wine and beverage cooler, microwave insert, and two 5-bottle vertical wine racks.

Besides the exquisite bar in the basement, we also have a family room, an exercise room, extra bedroom and full bathroom.  The space behind the sofa near the window will be the home of our game table once it’s complete.  We spend most of our weekends relaxing in the family room, watching movies, and playing video games.  The white french doors access our exercise room.  When the weather is intolerable outside, we come in here to acquire our miles.  Nick and I have spent several hours on the treadmill, trainer, or lifting weights in here this winter.  And I’m sure many more miles are yet to come!