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Need help designing the basement bar!
jaynan
January 18, 2013 in Design Dilemma
I need help with a cabinet,bar design that goes with the fun black & white checkered floor. We want to include a full-sized fridge & sink and microwave, but no other appliances. We'd like to have seating at the bar. What style of cabinets? What countertop surface? What kind of stools? What color/kind of table?
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Oakwood Veneer
I am thinking that some red 50's style chrome seats would look cool. Also, since I am partial, you could put in a nice darker veneered bar.
2 Likes   January 18, 2013 at 12:03PM
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decoenthusiaste
Here's a direction I like.

2 Likes   January 18, 2013 at 12:51PM
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Sterling Kitchen & Bath
Dynasty Cabinetry has horizontal cabinets very similar to those pictured, you could do glass inserts in the bottom ones, they also have black and red finishes and so many different door styles. As far as counter top, look into quartz, like Zodiaq or CeaserStone, they both have some pretty cool colors. If you like that retro kind of look I'm sure there are a ton of diner looking bar stools you can go with!
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Aggie Purvinska
I agree! Go all out with the 50s Diner Theme, glossy silver formica, Bistro tables, Red Vinyl Upholstery, and some Robins Egg Blue!

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lauren beyda
what does the rest of your house look like? a balance would be nice
I am not sure about a retro look- it may look like a diner.
I have 2 suggestions
both leaning toward contemporary-- its not going to be too sleek or scary.
add textiles and textures like glass (there are some cool textured ones out there for insert) or wood cabinet.
black whites creams and brown http://www.overstock.com/Home-Garden/Modern-Walnut-Wood-Chrome-Hydraulic-Bar-Stool/5548949/product.html
behind you can do an area rug- and can even go with a black and white pattern don't be afraid of it! a stripe or curve can be cool. A round table--I'm thinking- with lucite chairs!
or black white and a pop of color or 2. You can even do a green and a shade lighter or darker with it. http://www.overstock.com/Home-Garden/Tabouret-30-inch-Limeade-Metal-Bar-Stools-Set-of-2/6751362/product.html
The countertop can be that color too.
mix and match have fun.
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jaynan
Thanks all! I appreciate the great ideas!
0 Likes   January 19, 2013 at 9:15PM
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Matteo Dezigns
Below i have added a few pictures of overall 'looks' that i would consider. The right combination of colors, materials and textures will really bring your basement to life!
0 Likes   January 19, 2013 at 10:55PM
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Matteo Dezigns
One more photo look!
www.matteodezigns.com
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Harrut
Decoenthusiaste:-
That's a brilliant room you have chosen to extoll the virtues of. Fantastic.
0 Likes   January 20, 2013 at 2:44AM
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