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    long term bar build

    We all need a place to enjoy a good drink or three. My house has a large basement and in the 70s some one had built a super cool bar with the super stylish press board wood paneling. They also covered up the large brick chimney with the fake wood as well. I've decided to give a little life back into my basement with a refreshed bar and hang out space. Sadly i think when they built the existing bar they had a few too many while building it because its a train wreck. So I'll be building a new one from scratch moving the location to the other side of the basement to make better use of the space and existing water and drain lines. Its going to be a long slow low budget project goal is to have a function bar by labor day weekend.

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    Got the wood panels removed covering the brick work. and that's where I'm at now. Hopefully over the next few weeks I can start getting a layout set up and start building the new bar

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    Glad to see you're uncovering the brick - it's a shame to hide that awesome character. I would love to have exposed brick in my place. Good luck with the project.
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    Re: long term bar build

    Agreed... I'm contemplating putting in brick veneers for a look that is a little more "industrial" and has some more character than just paint. Nice!

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    Exposed brick
    Looks like a great area to start with.
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    Re: long term bar build

    Agreed... I'm contemplating putting in brick veneers for a look that is a little more "industrial" and has some more character than just paint. Nice!

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    Very cool! Keep the updates coming!

    When we were house shopping several years back, we saw a lot of houses that were remodeled in the 70's and so many of them had the man cave/bar that was so popular. This looks all too familiar!

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    Nice project.

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    thanks for the kind words everyone. I'll get a few more photos tonight of the old bar stripped down
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    could be cool. I dunno about the brick veneer, though. I'd try to find a way to frame the brick you have and showcase it.

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    I wont be adding a brick venner I think that was another poster talking about something they would like to do to give an industrial look.
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    had the day off today so I moved the old bar to roughly were I'd like to build the new one. I plan on removing the slop sink and replacing it with a smaller sink and a kegorator

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    Give it a trial run by drinking a beer or three there.

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    Is there already a home bar thread, or should this become the official mtbr home bar thread? I don't have a home bar, but I want inspiration.
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    How did I miss this thread when it posted 2 weeks ago?

    What a great Idea, first I am jealous that you have a basement to begin with, homes with basements in California are very hard to come by.

    I am guessing that the hanging ceiling is covering pipes and other ugly looking stuff? You have plans to do anything with that ceiling?

    Are you going to make it into a lounge type setting with comfy seats so you can sit and contemplate the beer you drink there?

    I am really looking forward to this build. My wife and I almost turned our third room in our house into a lounge with a bar. Instead it became a second bedroom for family and friends to stay in.
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    long term bar build

    Quote Originally Posted by Klurejr View Post

    I am really looking forward to this build. My wife and I almost turned our third room in our house into a lounge with a bar. Instead it became a second bedroom for family and friends to stay in.
    If I were to stay with you, I'd be perfectly happy sleeping in the bar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Klurejr View Post
    How did I miss this thread when it posted 2 weeks ago?

    What a great Idea, first I am jealous that you have a basement to begin with, homes with basements in California are very hard to come by.

    I am guessing that the hanging ceiling is covering pipes and other ugly looking stuff? You have plans to do anything with that ceiling?

    Are you going to make it into a lounge type setting with comfy seats so you can sit and contemplate the beer you drink there?

    I am really looking forward to this build. My wife and I almost turned our third room in our house into a lounge with a bar. Instead it became a second bedroom for family and friends to stay in.

    thanks. I do plan on having some really comfortable chairs and such down there and possibly a TV or projector screen mounted on the brick wall. The drop tiles cover up pipes and electrical stuff. I'd love to do something with them but right now they fit in the "not broken and don't have $ to replace category"
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    Have you thought about painting them to help remove some of that static white feel they give off?
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    hmm never thought about painting them. Something to think about.
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    telling me to stay out of a former bombing range next to a dump while you build huge houses next to it? Screw you.-sandmangts

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    Check the distance between the bar and the sink. You want to turn around without taking a step to put the drinks on the bar...

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