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Creating an Awesome (and Functional) Basement Bar

Is your basement starting to look a little drab and depressing? Well, there’s no better way to revitalize it than with a swanky and stylish basement bar. Here’s how to create your own awesome and fully functional Ottawa home bar.

The first thing you need to consider is the plumbing.

The built-in feel of a plumbed-in bar sink is wonderful but can be costly, and you may not want a “permanent” installation! To save money and maintain portability, consider a dry sink; a removable stainless steel tub that can hold ice, but is simply “dumped out” after a party. You also want to make sure there’s an outlet near the bar to plug in a bar fridge so that you can keep those beers nice and cold (and maybe a light-up “open” sign). It’s important to ensure that you plan out floor space accordingly.

Select the bar.

Clearly, this is the most important decision. With many options to choose from, be sure to consider ease of installation, something easy to maintain, sturdy and will fit your space and tie in with existing decor. Call or come into the Purewater showroom for your home bar in Ottawa to get a feel for the different sizes and styles available.

Something else to consider is bar stools.

What kind of layout do you plan for bar stools? Do you want to seat 4 or 8, because the amount of room you need to allow and the size of bar you choose will very much be affected by how popular you expect your home bar to be! It’s important to consider where your guests will feel most comfortable. You can go for a simple, modern stool, or maybe something that screams 70s vintage. Either way, find your theme and work it into these details. At Purewater, we make it easy for you to find the best bar stools in Ottawa.

Plan out the back of the bar and keep it stocked.

You need to add some flair to your bar space and personalize the layout. Adding a back bar, shelving and racking that matches the bar front can really dress up the space and add storage and functionality. Lights behind the bar or even beneath the counter will make it pop, along with some bar décor pieces. Having a fully – or reasonably – stocked bar will have your friends dripping with envy. Let’s be honest – any fully stocked bar is always impressive.

Last but not least, entertainment.

Everyone enjoys a little distraction now and then, so why not add in some entertainment options? Install a TV that’s in a good spot for everyone to watch the game, put up a dartboard nearby, install a foosball table, or even a classy pool table if you’re feeling inclined. You can make your basement a go-to games room as well. Purewater has you covered for all of your games room needs, with everything from table tennis, pool tables, dartboards, poker tables and supplies, and more.

Before you know it, the value of your home will rise!

Aside from having a space where you can kick back and enjoy a tasty cocktail, creating a home bar can also help to boost the value of your property, showcasing the potential of space you might not be using to the fullest. It’s a worthy and easy project that will get you a great return on investment – especially with Ontarians spending so much time at home these days. 

Take Advantage of Every Square Inch

With more time spent at home, homeowners need every inch they can get for themselves, taking time for themselves, and having an outlet where they can enjoy some downtime. If your basement is unfinished and untapped, you’re missing out on the perfect spot to lounge, relax and enjoy some personalized entertainment! It’s the one room in the home where you can really customize and splurge on fun features – a games room with a fully stocked bar! 

Who doesn’t like the idea of being able to make your loved ones a drink behind your own basement bar? If you consider each of these steps before creating your games room or man cave, you’re guaranteed to have a basement bar that’s both functional and awesome. Reach out to our team at Purewater Total Home Leisure for more information!

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