“New Basement Wine Bar”


ORIGINAL BASEMENT:   This home located in the Woods at Grey Eagle subdivision in Fishers was built as a custom spec home in 2005 and the homeowners moved in during 2006.  According to the owners, “Although the basement was fairly nicely finished, we still wanted it more customized to our family’s needs.  It was an alternative to moving – we took what we had and made it our own.”


OPENING UP WALL:   The wall separating the existing wet bar from the other finished room was opened up to provide a unifying feeling.  New stained paneling was added to the back wall including a new French door opening to the theatre room.  A wrap-around granite countertop was added and the wine storage wall included new wine racking, cubbies and cubes.  The electrical upgrades include new pendants, recessed can lights and LED lights in the wine cabinets.

WINE BAR DETAILS:   The goal of the project was to turn the original plain wet bar into an expanded wine bar experience.  The owner commented, “My favorite part of the new basement is the wine wall.  It looks very custom and fits the space to a tee.  The trim carpenters and design team paid great attention to the details.  They took a look at the style of the rest of my home, the details that the builder added, and incorporated these into the basement remodel.  The custom moldings and even the door hardware were brought into the basement design.  Someone first visiting our home would never know that the basement was remodeled – it looks like it was built at the same time as the rest of the house.”

FINAL RESULTS:   The homeowners commented, “We are using the basement every day.  The kids like to go down there and sit at the bar to do homework or eat pizza.  It is a quiet space for them.  And we are planning to bring in a local wine store to host a wine tasting for our friends in our basement this summer.”


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