Entertaining at home seems to be the new-normal for the forseeable future. While you may have visions of bartenders dancing in your head, it’s also likely that your “garden level” is full of musty exercise equipment and boxes you still haven’t unpacked since college. How about turning that ping pong table you’re using for a clothesline into a person-cave fit for entertaining your close circle of friends, hosting virtual Happy Hour or just pouring yourself a cold one as a reward for a day of virtual schooling and working at home.

In the isolating age of Coronavirus people are quickly becoming creative and turning to Zoom, Google Meet and Facebook Live for digital Happy Hour to get their much-needed human connection and social contact. Wouldn’t it be nice if what your friends saw on Zoom was something better than your kids’ refrigerator art or the dying house plants? Take your next glass of wine on a stroll into the basement and see if you can imagine a space worthy of hosting your next Bachelorette finale or virtual bartending class.

The talented designers at Classic Cabinets & Design report there has been a considerable uptick in clients inquiring about the steps and cost to revamp a former utilitarian basement bedroom into a fun, flirty and functional basement wet bar. A wet bar not only adds interest to your floor plan but also increases the value and versatility of your living space — having plumbing and appliances installed keeps the space versatile should you ever need to host your favorite mother-in-law or long-term company. If a Better Basement is something you have been considering to spice up your life, rest assured our team is hot on trend and stands ready to help you shake up your style. We can help you create a basement bar sure to impress even the pickiest James Bond aficionado!

Now on to the fun, and links to some spirited visual inspiration from the minds of folks deeply experienced in combining entertaining with relaxing.


HGTV has 89 designs spanning sleek and modern to vintage or industrial.


Architecture Lab has myriad ideas for interesting themed bars ranging from Farmhouse to British Bond to neon.


Trendir gives us 15 basement ideas perfect for the “man-cave”.

In addition to a fabulous new basement bar, Classic Cabinets & Design in Louisville can help with: new kitchen countertops; kitchen cabinets; bathroom remodels; kitchen remodels; kitchen hardware; custom kitchen cabinetry and custom bathroom cabinetry.

Whatever you have in mind, just give us a call and one of our talented designers will be happy to help you today. And remember, we’ll always work with you to get the project done in a way that respects your family’s safety and security!

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