No matter if you are thinking large or small, basement bars can transform a plain and dull basement into a tremendous party and gathering place. You don't need to have a huge bar that's got lots and lots of stock in order to have a good time. All you need to do is think and plan carefully about some ideas that will get you moving along to creating the perfect bar that you can enjoy and that shall enhance your home.
One of the many good points about basement bars is the fact they are fun to build and will probably be one of the most enjoyable re-modelling projects you can undertake. You just need to think about choosing your theme carefully. Get the style and theme that matches your personality or tastes and you shall have a bar area you can enjoy for years.
Probably the first thing you will need to think about is the bar itself. You may be thinking of something small and simple. You don't need to spend a fortune in order to create a fully functional bar. The simplest of bars are going to be rectangular in shape, and you may want to think about using a kitchen island for your bar. Whatever design you choose, probably the most important feature is storage, which can be cabinets beneath the bar or above on bar shelves. You may want to have a mini fridge and or a wine cooler if these will meet your needs. If you think you are going to be serving up lots of beer then a kegerator could be worth considering.
The seating arrangements in most basement bars needs to be considered carefully too and a popular choice being bar stools. Obviously the size and area of your bar is going to determine how much dry bar furniture and types of seating you can incorporate. If you have a small bar area you may be limited to using just two bar stools, you may not even want any stools and use your counter top simply for serving drinks and not for sitting at. Depending on the size of the area you may prefer to have one or two small tables with chairs, you could even consider a sofa together with an armchair or two set around a television.
Thinking about supplies is the next stage after you have completed your bar with the appropriate number of seats available for your guests. The supplies you obtain for your bar are going to be determined by the types of drinks you are thinking of serving and can vary greatly. If you're thinking of just beer then a kegerator will do fine so long as you have a good supply of beer mugs on hand. For serving up mixed drinks you are going to need other glassware such as wine glasses, martini glasses and margarita glasses. Then there will be the liquor, some drink mixes and the ice. Should you be inexperienced at preparing mixed drinks (and many of us are) you shall soon discover that most basement bar designs have to have a bartenders guide of some sort on hand.