Soon we’ll all be able to have indoor family gatherings and entertain friends in our homes again. Now is a great time to think about how you can refresh your home so that you’ll be able to enjoy a relaxing evening watching a movie or a game with folks you haven’t seen in a while.
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What better place than a finished basement to huddle with your favorite people to cheer on your favorite team. While you’re making over the basement into the best room in the house, consider raising the bar by adding a sophisticated wet bar to up your entertainment game. Who wants to miss the action while running upstairs to refill their beverage or the snack supply?
What’s on Display?
Of course your lower-level getaway will have at least one giant TV, but what else would you like to display? Set up your own sports bar with open shelves to show off your assortment of fine spirits, a wine rack, glass-front cabinets for glassware and top it off with your favorite sports memorabilia.
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Every bar needs plenty of fridge space, but not like your old dorm room mini fridge! There are so many options available now, from wine cabinets (large and small) to undercabinet fridges-in-a-drawer to standalone ice makers. Whatever food and beverages you want to keep in stock for game day, there is a refrigerator or freezer solution that will be just right.
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Take a Seat
Crowd size is always a big deal in sports, and it’s no different for at-home spectators. No matter how many friends you invite, you’ll want plenty of comfy seating in front of the TV. While you’re planning where to add a comfy leather sectional sofa, don’t forget you’ll need seats at the bar as well. You can get bar stools to match any décor you choose, from mid-century retro to industrial chic.
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Most basements start with challenges like low ceilings, small windows, and poor natural light. The more windows that can be added or enlarged, the better. (You get extra points for adding a walk-out door to a patio where you can fire up a grill.) Well-placed recessed ceiling light fixtures supplemented with pendant lights and other task lighting with dimmers make the space more welcoming and also give you control over how bright or dark you want the room.
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We have experience finishing basements for whatever use a family has in mind. And we can add wet bars for any entertaining needs you might have, from book clubs to poker night to Super Bowl parties – and anything in between.
Let’s talk about all the ways we have to make your home the MVP of entertaining, whatever the game or activity!