Inspiration for Your Basement Bar Design
What would you have in your dream basement design? Chances are a basement bar tops the list. So today, we’re giving you a glimpse into 8 of our favorite projects to give you all the home bar ideas you could ever need.
Sip, Sip, Syrah!
Who doesn’t dream of taking a trip to Napa on the regular? For us Minnesotans, it’s pretty much top of mind for half the year (at least) when we’re under several feet of snow. The good news? You can get a taste of winery life right in your own home by creating an upscale wine cellar. This gorgeous basement bar radiates a bright and airy aesthetic thanks to the large windows and contemporary black and white color palette. Beyond this, though, the wine cellar itself is a work of art. With just a flip of a button, the Smart Glass doors become opaque, completely changing the vibe of the space. Display your abundance of vintage wines, or keep it a national secret – totally up to you!
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Modern Moscow Mule
Feel like hitting up a trend-setting new bar, but way too tired to make the trip? Head to the basement! With a bar as chic and sleek as this one, you’ll feel like you’re in the latest issue of MSP Magazine. It’s beyond visually appealing with black cabinetry, a white subway tile backsplash, a waterfall quartz island, and a quirky mounted set of antlers. But beyond that, it’s also spacious enough to mix a slew of cocktails and arrange plenty of appetizers. Not too shabby for a Friday night, wouldn’t you say?
Pizza & Pilsner Party
Basement bars are pretty much a right of passage these days. But, not everyone wants to make the bar a booze-focused space. For those who tend to use their bar spaces primarily for family-centered entertainment, this spacious set up is right up your alley. A large center island anchors the entire space and offers enough seating for up to six people (hello, pizza party!). And if that isn’t enough to whet your whistle, you can create an instant restaurant and bar atmosphere by using both the TV above the sink and the living room TV and fireplace feature wall in the adjoining space. Set each to a different game and enjoy the night!
When Life Gives You Lemon Drops
Nothing infuses more personality than a bold splash of color. In a neutral-heavy space like this basement, a pop of blue on the bar cabinets makes a statement that fun is the focus. If you’re a natural entertainer and love to host parties, then an eclectic bar design like this one is your perfect match. Just remember to keep everything balanced visually. You’ll notice that in this design, while the blue cabinetry takes center stage, is paired with softer hues and textures like cream upholstered bar stools and wood elements throughout. Plus, with a backdrop of exposed brick, it helps the space retain a touch of vintage flair so it doesn’t feel too modern overall.
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Love this basement and want the details? Get more information on our Wilds Overlook Design!
This Round’s on Me
One of the best home bar solutions is to create visual movement – especially in a basement that is filled with activity and entertainment corners. This basement in particular has a full bar, a TV and lounge area with a fireplace, a full shuffleboard table, and additional theater bar seating. To fit everything together seamlessly, it takes a bit of creative design chops. Enter the round bar. This gorgeous design is one of the first things you see when entering the space, and it naturally draws your eyes toward the windows. Additionally, its shape adds architectural interest to the room via its curved edges, encouraging guests to relax. Not a bad spot to enjoy a freshly-poured brew!
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Love this basement and want more details? Get more information on our Maple Grove Design!
Wild West Whiskey Sour
A combo of reclaimed wood, cowhide upholstered stools, vintage decor elements, and timeless light fixtures makes this contemporary Wild West basement bar a total showstopper. While the wood elements keep the space feeling warm and rustic, the infusion of modern details like a bright white Catalina tile backsplash and a bar with a sleek silhouette make it feel oh-so-stylish and fresh. Pour yourself a whiskey sour and giddy ‘up – your weekend adventures await.
Bloody Mary Basketball
When you have kids, Saturday mornings are almost exclusively dedicated to sports (or at least practices). So, why not embrace the hoopla and enjoy it with a bloody mary in hand? This basement bar is simple and straightforward. wavy modern white subway style tiles reflect the natural light, while floating wood shelves offer a stylish and modern way to display drinking glass essentials. With ample seating and plenty of counter space to lay out a build-your-own-bloody bar, it’s the perfect place to start the morning. Plus, the full-window view into the adjoining sports court makes it possible for both the kids and parents to enjoy the basketball drills. It’s a total win-win.
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Make it a Double
There’s something so refreshing about a symmetrical design. Not only does it feel neat and orderly, but it also oozes a level of class and sophistication that can’t be beat. This bar, reminiscent of a luxury hotel lounge, is just about the perfect place to mix a cocktail at the end of a long day. And while the decor is simple and straightforward with geometric lines, a textured wallpaper, and industrial-style pendants, the combination of outdoor views, comfortable barrel barstools, and an adjoining wine cellar and grey shiplap makes this basement one for the books.
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