The bar was the heart and soul of the award-winning television show “Cheers.” Every character gravitated toward it and gathered around it—in essence, it was the star of the show. Just as the kitchen serves as the heart of the main floor, home bars hold court as the hub of a finished basement. Whether you enjoy the old-fashioned vibe of a traditional pub or if the sports bar is more your scene, one of these watering holes might inspire you to create your new favorite Saturday night hangout.
Thick crown molding, stone walls and dark splashes of blue and gray set the tone in this traditional pub.
Bar height tables and hefty stools accompanied by black leather furniture with tufted backs complete the authentic moody look.
Builder: Artisan Estate Homes
Cabinetry: Ideal Cabinetry
Audio/video: E&F Electric
The sports bar will never go out of style. Pay homage to your favorite team by incorporating it into the overall design. Team logos, colors and accessories are just a few of the simple and creative ways to transform your basement into the hottest spot in town to catch a game and a cold beer.
Builder: G.A. White
Interior designer: Debbie Sykes
Flooring: Karndean Luxury Flooring
Bar backsplash: Hamilton Parker Company
Bar cabinetry: Select Kitchens
Bar countertops: Konkus Marble and Granite
Custom painting: Cheeky Monkey
What happens in Vegas doesn’t have to stay in Vegas. The lounge look is sleek, sophisticated and ultra contemporary. Think dark cabinetry, funky lighting and a bar that encourages guests to gather ‘round. Complete the look by pairing it up with a billiard area or a seating space with a low-profile sectional sofa and colorful companion chairs.
Builder: South Dayton Builders & Remodelers
Interior designer and furnishings: Design Destination and Furniture Fair
Cabinetry and countertops: Kitchen and Bath Design Gallery
Flooring: Innovative Floors
Sink and faucet: Moen
Plumbing installation: KRW Plumbing