Are you considering adding a bar to your basement? Have you been thinking about rounding out your man cave with a true sports bar or pub feel? The basics of adding a bar to your home are fairly simple – explained here – but how do you achieve the atmosphere and coziness of a classic pub? It can be very difficult to achieve the classic bar look without hiring a skilled (read expensive) finish carpenter! What if I told you there was a shortcut?
The easiest and often times most cost effective method for adding real bar charm to your home bar area is to purchase an existing front and/or back bar to start. These pieces can become available when a bar or restaurant closes. You can find them at antiques dealers, estate sales and restaurant auctions. You can also find them online at EBay and Amazon!
Check out some of the cool, original bars you can currently purchase and give a new home! These bars will make your home bar unique – you can’t get these just anywhere!
Once you find the bar you will just need to add plumbing and refrigeration to have a fully operational bar.
From there you can decorate, stock the bar and throw a party!
PS: certain links included here will provide me with a commission should you decide to make a purchase- at no additional cost to you. As always thanks for your support.