Basement Bar Design - need ideas
March 5, 2013
We recently remodeled our basement, going for an industrial look. Here is our bar location. Running out of ideas on how to make this an attractive, usable bar area...mostly due to the door that's hiding the breaker box then a load bearing pole kind of in the way. We thought about angling the bar along that 45 degree wall and encasing the pole.

Suggestions? I thought maybe if we built the bar outward, we could enclose the pole and make it a column/pillar. As for why we placed the bar here, here because there is plumbing (a shower / full bath on other side of beige wall. We could have hidden the pole by enclosing it in the drywall, but we felt it the large squared angle would cut off the flow / entrance into the basement.
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Ok, I'm not a designer, and I don't know what else you are putting in your room - but what about a table built around the pole - bar height - not necessarily with stools, but somewhere to rest with your drink etc. A "high-top" as they call them. Or, a seating area/ottoman built around it. Here are some ideas on houzz:
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Ok...i think something like this is what he (DH) is talking mind is stuck on the idea that the bar top was going to extend along the wall.....but I thought the pole would detract "as is". I see in the pictures you shared how that *could* work. thanks!
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