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Basement Finishing in Denver: Should You Build a Bar?

June 21, 2017

There are many different ways to finish your basement. Some homeowners choose to create a home office or gym in their basements, while others turn their basements into master suites. But, one of the most popular basement finishing in Denver projects is transforming the basement into a bar. If you plan on tackling this project, keep these tips in mind:

Choose durable flooring.

Many people use carpet in their basements, but this is not a good choice if you want to transform your basement into a bar. If you plan on putting a bar in your basement, you will need to lay down flooring that is resistant to stains and liquids, and carpet is not. The best choice in this case would be tile, since it is durable, easy to clean, and affordable. The only downside to this flooring option is that it may be cold underneath your feet, so you can either lay down area rugs or remember to wear footwear when heading to your new basement bar. See waterproof flooring for basements.

Remember to think about plumbing.

Plumbing work will make your basement finishing project more expensive, but it’s somewhat of a necessity if you want to transform your basement into a bar. You should consider having a small sink behind your bar so you can wash glasses and clean up spills. If your budget is large enough, you may want to include a small bathroom in the basement as well. This will make it easier for you to enjoy your new basement bar without having to take frequent trips upstairs to use the restroom.

Include a TV.

There’s nothing better than gathering around the TV to watch the big game after preparing a few drinks for your friends. If you want to make this dream a reality, be sure to incorporate the TV into your plans. Decide where it will go in your basement, how big it needs to be so you can see it from the bar, and what kind of seating you should place around it to ensure everyone is comfortable.

Make room for a refrigerator.

When designing the bar, be sure to make room for a small refrigerator. If you don’t have a refrigerator behind your basement bar, you will constantly have to run upstairs to get more supplies. This won’t be an enjoyable experience for you or your guests, so don’t forget to include this vital part of your bar. If you’re a wine aficionado, you may want to include a small refrigerator and a small wine refrigerator behind the bar. Having both isn’t necessary unless you have a lot of wine that you want to store.
Ready to build a bar in your basement? If so, it’s time to contact the remodeling professionals. At S.F. Inc., we value each and every one of our relationships with our clients. To get started on your basement finishing project or to learn more about our many services, contact us by calling 303-210-5991 or emailing