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basement/bar project

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I finally started working to remodel the vintage '70s basement we had in our house since we bought the house 3 years ago. I'm putting in a wet bar that has a soffit with 3 recessed lights above it. We have a pool table which will be set up about 8 ft. out from the bar and past there we'll have a couch and HDtv. There will eventually be a 28" LCDtv in the left corner behind the bar.

I don't have pics of what it looked like before I gutted it, but that dark paneling was there which we're going to prime and paint a lighter color and they had dark blue old carpet down there.

Gutted, before I started to frame it out:



There were two sliding doors here that led to the laundry area. I took those out and put in this wall with a pocket door to close the room off.





Start of the base. The bar is 9 ft. straight out, then L's 60" to the left. It extends out from a false wall I framed to hide the plumbing and electrical line. It will have a top that matches the bar top to make a ledge to rest drinks on.







This is the finished upright frame. You can see the soffit with the lights on above it.

post #2 of 16

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Looks good. Wish I had a basement.
post #3 of 16

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looks good, I wish my basement ceilings were tall enough to do something like that.
post #4 of 16

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I wish my basement was inviting enough to do something like that.

Unfortinatly. My basement is the room that I dread going into. At one time it was decent, but it has that rare basement musty funk smell. We had insulated the walls and wrapped the insulation in fabric (for sound purposes) when I had a theatre down there, but have since pulled the fabric down, so there is a huge wall of exposed insulation. I hate my basement.
post #5 of 16

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You do realize this takes time away from golf.

Seriously, great project, don't forget to post some pic when you're done.

I'm going to be doing some finishing of our basement in our DE house. It's a walk out with big windows and a sliding door so it will be a nice area when done. I'm going to use an acid stain on the concrete floor this week. I wanted something that was not too formal and I'm cheap so this fit the bill at about $0.65 a square foot for 1000sf.

You're lucky, you don't need a permit, I have to go own up to the gubmint.
post #6 of 16

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very cool. i wish we had basements here!
post #7 of 16

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Very nice! Seems like the Man Cave has become a necessity these days.

But shouldn't this be a winter project?
post #8 of 16

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x2 on the mancave, don't let it take away from golf though!

Oh yeah, there better be a putting green in the works.
post #9 of 16

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Eh, thats just a one weekend project. Even time to play some golf.
post #10 of 16

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Good luck and make sure to post some finished pictures when your done.

btw, great picture of Woody Hayes in your avatar!
post #11 of 16

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For sure post some finished pics!! That looks like a great project.
post #12 of 16
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thanks everyone- actually, golf is taking away from me working on this but my plan all along was to just take my time with it and pay for things slowly. Aug 1st has been my deadline all along- just in time to throw a "stock the bar party" and then get ready for Buckeye football Saturday's and Browns football Sundays.
post #13 of 16

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can't wait to see it finished.... I wish i had those skills.
post #14 of 16

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nice man cave just make sure you put up a big U of M sign behind the bar...LOL
post #15 of 16

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Awesome, I love DYI home projects! Hubby and I are gonna started on the second bathroom, then the kitchen.

Like everyone else, can't wait to see the finish pics!
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Originally Posted by Hoselrockets View Post
make sure you put up a big U of M sign behind the bar...LOL
Nope, the door mat is U of M. We like to wipe our feet on it, much like how Jim Tressel wipes his feet all over that program...

GO BUCKS!!
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