Sooo…we have this wet bar in our basement family room. It’s nice to have a little fridge down there for drinks and a place to put a coffee maker, etc. for guests (the guest room is right off the basement family room). But, I have to admit, I haven’t really been treating this wet bar like it’s a part of my house. It’s beautifully done and very nice, but it doesn’t feel like me at all. It sort of feels like a part of a hotel room or something.
So, I’ve just left it empty. I didn’t even make an effort.
I was cleaning the basement last week and decided I had ignored it long enough. I had things that I could put inside the cabinets to at least make it look homey. I filled the cabinets with some ironstone and coffee mugs. I added some wooden breadboards to lend a bit of character and I added a dispenser with dish soap and a brush to wash out mugs and glasses.
I even bought some wine glasses to fit in the holders. I’m not a wine drinker, but we have guests who are, so that’ll be a nice addition for them and it fills the space.
It looks so much better now! I was surprised how the addition of a few accessories brought the space to life.
I even organized the drawers and filled one with snacks…
…and one with cups and sweeteners for the coffee maker.
Now, trust me when I say I would love to redo this wet bar along with the wall of cabinets around the TV, but Jeff has asked me not to. It’s not often that he has an opinion about decorating and he usually gives me free rein, but he’s asked me not to paint these. For now.
I have some ideas for this room that would look amazing and still masculine and cozy. But, I have plenty of other projects to keep me busy, so I’m not too worried about it right now.
In other basement news, we had planned on turning the playroom into a workout room this summer, but time got away from us and it just wasn’t a priority. As I was cleaning, I decided the easiest thing would be to move the drum set and instruments into the playroom to open up some space in the family room.
Since the boys aren’t setting up battles all over the floor any longer, having the drums and instruments in there works well.
I’d still like to hang some things on the wall, but I just haven’t gotten around to it. One of these days…
The changes were small and (almost) free, but it’s amazing how much better the room looks! I know that small changes in the details of a space and the function of a room can make a big difference, yet I’m still surprised at the results sometimes.
Is there a space you’ve been ignoring? Could small changes make it better?