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Remodeling  /  January 25, 2023

4 Benefits of Turning Your Kelowna Basement Into a Bar

Benefits of turning your basement into bar

It’s a common scenario: You’ve invited friends over, but there’s not enough room to sit and relax. You don’t want to go out, but there’s not much to do when you stay in, either. What’s the solution? Turning your basement into a bar may give you a much-needed vacation from your daytime life — but within the walls of your own home. Learn more about basement renovation in Kelowna and get in touch with Handyman Connection to outline a plan for this transformation.

Turning Your Basement Into a Bar

First, you’ll need to determine what you’re working with. Is your basement completely unfinished? Alternatively, do you have a recreation area set up in your basement — but you find it to be boring and uninspiring? Many homeowners have trouble deciding what to do with their basement area after they’ve designed, painted, and renovated upstairs areas such as bedrooms and living rooms.

Fortunately, there are several ways to turn a basement into a functional bar. We can help you with the following steps:

  • Finding the right space for your new bar 
  • Determining whether you want a full bar area with a kitchen or a mini-bar with cold drink storage
  • Coordinating the rest of your basement’s decor with your new bar

4 Benefits of Basement-to-Bar Renovation

Are you still deciding whether to take the leap and begin your basement-to-bar renovation? Consider these four benefits of converting your unused space.

1. Increase Your Home’s Value

Basement renovation in Kelowna can dramatically increase your home’s value if you decide to sell in the future. Some experts rank basement renovations as one of the top home improvement projects in Canada — others being kitchen improvements, fresh interior paint, and bathroom renovations — that will net you a high return on investment.

2. Keep Your Drinks Cold

If your fridge-less basement is already the top hangout destination for your family or teenagers, you likely know the frustration of trying to keep a drink cold while watching TV, gaming or reading in your downstairs space. Installing a basement bar will allow you to enjoy a cold drink anytime you wish.

3. Make Room for Extra Food Storage

If you’re used to using your basement area for parties and gatherings, you probably need extra food storage. A bar area is an excellent option for adding a fridge (or mini-fridge) that can help you store drinks, food, and ingredients. It all depends on what you wish to use the space for, how frequently you entertain, and what types of food you want to store in the basement bar.

4. Create Space To Entertain

Finally, you may wish to create a bar and an additional basement guest suite with the help of an experienced handyman in Kelowna. Even if you have a living room upstairs, having extra recreational space is perfect for gatherings. You will have a separate room for family events and parties, and teens who need more space when they have friends visit will enjoy a designated casual area.

If you are interested in adding more space to your home with a large renovation, you could also create a separate bedroom or living area for overnight guests. Having a guest suite in addition to a bar can create a dramatic return on investment potential if you ever wish to sell your home.

Contact Us for Basement Renovation in Kelowna

At Handyman Connection, each of our talented professionals has over a decade’s worth of experience renovating and remodelling spaces like yours. Get in touch with us to schedule a free estimate for your basement-to-bar renovation. We look forward to helping you create an inviting space for your family and friends to enjoy for years to come!

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