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bar vs. mini kitchen area

Posted by kathyanddave (My Page) on
Sun, May 6, 07 at 12:50

Which would you prefer to see in a basement, a typical hang out bar with bar size fridge, sink, and barstools, or a kitchen area with a standard size fridge, stove, microwave and an eating area with a table and chairs?

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RE: bar vs. mini kitchen area

We combined and have both. For holiday food preparation we have a 2nd cooking area. And, when entertaining it is not necessary to transport food down a flight of stairs. The bar is still comfortably sized to hang and we tried to make the area look more like a bar than kitchen.

Photos of ours are linked from "My Page"

RE: bar vs. mini kitchen area

kathyanddave, I also live in the KC area and would like to ask you if you can give the store name of your custom cabinet maker. I saw that you live in the KC area on one other post. I am going toward the bar type in basement with a base cabinet of 60 inch against the wall with an island right in front of that for bar stools.

RE: bar vs. mini kitchen area

Mike, The cabinet maker we went with was Wachs Woods Cabinets they have a showrom in Grain Valley, and in Odessa. Their # is 816-230-4454. They were really great, and the owners name is Brandon. Hope everyting works out, and keep us posted on your basement

RE: bar vs. mini kitchen area

Kitchen area.

I am doing my basement. Always wanted and thought I would want a Bar Bar.

After much consideration, I decided to get w/ a Wetbar. Main reasons: wetbar won't promote alcohol as much to our kids when they get older, wetbar takes up way less room than regular bar w/ bar stoles, wetbar makes the basement not look as much as a basement.

Good luck.

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