27 April 2022

5 Basement Bar Design Ideas

Are you planning to finish or remodel your basement? Chances are you’ve already started thinking about ways to utilize the space. While there is no shortage of basement finishing ideas out there, some are more popular than others. At the top of the list? A basement bar!

From small basement bars to luxurious lounge-style areas, a lower-level bar is a fun way to add personality and entertainment space to your home. It also lets you play with design elements, especially if you design your wet or dry bar with custom cabinetry. If you’re not sure what design elements to include, don’t panic. These five basement bar design ideas will help you get started. Get the details below!

Storage Solutions

One of the biggest benefits of custom bar cabinetry is that it lets you get creative with storage solutions. For example, a built-in glass rack underneath the upper cabinets saves interior storage space by hanging wine glasses upside down. Pull-out drawers inside cabinets allow you to utilize every inch of available space and keep bottles, drinkware, and other items organized and out of sight. The options are endless!

custom cabinetry for basement wet bar

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Built-In Wine Rack

Whether you’re a wine connoisseur or working within a small footprint, a built-in wine rack has a lot to offer. It not only enhances the bar aesthetic but also provides a practical way to store your favorite wine. This space-saving feature also allows you to keep more wine on hand without taking up valuable real estate on countertops or in the fridge.

Open Shelving

If you have a robust bourbon collection or simply want to showcase your favorite bottles, open shelving behind your basement bar is the way to go. There are plenty of shelving options available, making it easy to find shelves that complement the overall design. That said, you can never go wrong with floating shelves. With a clean, minimalist look, they’re the perfect option for adding extra storage and creating a focal point behind the bar.

handcrafted custom cabinets

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Bar Seating

When it comes to entertaining, seating is essential. A basement bar is no exception! The good news? Creating a bar-like experience that encourages guests to hang out and relax is as simple as adding a counter and bar stools.

Built-In Appliances

Wet or dry, big or small, your basement bar can benefit from built-in appliances. The most obvious is a beverage fridge to keep drinks cold. However, if you have the space and want to go all out, consider adding a sink, dishwasher, and ice maker to make your home bar all the more efficient.

Basement Bar Design Ideas

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Basement Bar Design in Minneapolis, MN & Nearby

If you’re looking to add a wet or dry bar to your basement, Artisan Cabinet Company has you covered. You can count on our experienced team to create a custom basement bar that suits your home in every way. We can even design, build, and install custom shelving, millwork, and furniture for your lower-level bar!

To learn more or schedule a consultation, contact us at (612) 306-4064 or trent@artisancabinetco.com. We proudly serve Minnesota homeowners throughout Greater Chanhassen and the Twin Cities West Metro, including Shorewood, Minnetonka, Plymouth, Chaska, Edina, Eden Prairie, Excelsior, Minneapolis, Wayzata, and nearby.

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