If you're looking for a way to make an entertainment space out of your basement for a low cost, but you aren't sure if you can do the work on your own, there are some simple plans you can follow. You can do some things on your own easily if you go to the right places and if you keep things simple.
The basement doesn't have to be large to get a bar area where you can set things, eat, and even store food or drinks. Here are a few things that you need to get the project started and to complete it on your own.
You can get stock cabinets and make a row of base cabinets against a wall if you don't have a lot of room, or you can space them out away from the wall so people can sit on both sides or go behind the bar. A local cabinet shop will have stock options that are affordable and easy to install, and you can get taller ones if you want to create floor length storage. This is easy and affordable and makes a base for the bar.
When you know how long the countertop surface will be, you can have a linoleum countertop cut. This is easy to do because they will cut it at the store, and then you just use adhesive to get it to stick to the cabinets. You will then have a bar and a surface for eating, playing games, and entertaining.
When you are picking out the stock cabinetry, you can have an area left out so you can put a miniature fridge between cabinets. Measure the size of the fridge you want and figure out how you want to put it in the area. This way you don't have to run upstairs to grab food or drinks when you have people over.
There are a lot of ways you can make a great recreational room out of your basement without having to spend thousands of dollars and without needing a contractor to come to the house and do the work. Look at the different material options and pick out affordable materials that are going to last and that will good in the basement. This will improve the value of your home and give you more space to spread out throughout the house when you have guests.