From Basement to Party-Central Family Hub

A request for an in-home sports bar grows into a cool family hangout that made both generations happy.
By: Barbara Ballinger

Photo By: Andre Bernard

Photo By: Michael Lojo

Photo By: Andre Bernard

Photo By: Andre Bernard

Photo By: Andre Bernard

Photo By: Andre Bernard

Family-Friendly After

Plenty of seating, a home theater for watching the big game or enjoying a family movie night, and even a place for the kids to work on school assignments -- this basement really does have it all.

Bland Before

Before the makeover, this family's basement was lacking in both style and function. Ill-fitting furnishings and no designated style kept the room from reaching its full potential.

Cocktails and Compromise

Dad got the sports bar he craved, wrapped in the stylish and sophisticated style Mom desired for the space.

Making Space

By separating the large space into sections, dad can enjoy the game with his buddies, while mom relaxes at the table, enjoying a glass of wine with her friends.

Dismal Beginnings

Who would have thought that such a small, space could be transformed into an elegant and ornate wine room?

Transformation Magic

Who needs Napa or France when you’ve got this stunning wine room showstopper right inside your home? Barrel staves line the floor, and a quaint seating area ensures you can spend all the time you want in this charming escape.

A Step Up

Lights along the stairs ensure safe passage for those who venture into the wine cellar, while a stunning chandelier within adds to the room's ornate and luxurious appeal.

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