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Old 03-02-2009, 12:56 AM   #21
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Depends where you are and what type of housing around here. In the suburbs most people have a basement. I live in rented out houses near campus, some have basements, some don't. Our house has a cellar you have to walk down stairs to on the outside of the house. When I get my own house it is going to have the most badass bar area you have ever seen. I love building stuff and making things awesome, and beer.

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Old 03-02-2009, 01:00 AM   #22
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Basement: check!

Bar: check!

Currently working on finishing my basement. Mostly a family room with a bar, bathroom and a little back room that is my brew room:

Brew room

Brew room

Keg fridge in brew room

Main room

Bar

Bar

Work in progress. Still lots left to do...

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Old 03-02-2009, 01:09 AM   #23
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Growing up in Nashville lots of people had basements, but down here in southern Louisiana basements are impossible to build.

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Old 03-02-2009, 01:09 AM   #24
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Here in Quebec basements are a pretty common thing, i have one and so do most people i know unless they live in an apartment.

I don't have a Bar down there, but this is where i store my fermenting brew and bottled ones as well, then there is my computer repair room, my weight lifting room with TV Stereo, DVD and such, 2 bedrooms and a bathroom.

Weird thing is, i always loved to spend some time in the basement, feels good down there for some reasons.

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Old 03-02-2009, 01:10 AM   #25
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Middle of the Mitten, MI

Basement: Every house I've lived in has had a basement. Depending on where in the basement I can ferment between 60 and 67*F.

Bar: Check. I've wanted one if every house I've lived in. Now I've got one.

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Old 03-02-2009, 01:37 AM   #26
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I grew up in Louisiana, and had never even seen a basement my entire life until I moved up to Oregon. And even then, they weren't everywhere. I now live in Maryland, and I have a basement. There is one finished room down here (my office), and the rest is unfinished with now easy utility connections. So, without some serious remodeling, I won't be having a bar down here anytime soon.

Also, there a million things we need to save up for, and a bar isn't exactly in the top ten.

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Old 03-02-2009, 01:41 AM   #27
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When my parents and I lived in our last house, it was seven feet to wet soil. No basement, but an evil little crawl space.
Their house now is in an area with the water table at around 30 feet, so they do have a basement.
My house has a basement as well, although the water table is only three feet below my basement floor.
My bar is in my parlor.

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Old 03-02-2009, 01:51 AM   #28
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We are moving pretty soon - really hoping we can land a basement.

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Old 03-02-2009, 02:08 AM   #29
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The house we made an offer on (and they counter offered but only wanted 5k more!) has a huge unfinished basement. Its like a blank canvas and I am the artist. But, that is years down the road as there is a bunch of stuff that needs to be taken care of first.

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Old 03-02-2009, 02:23 AM   #30
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Everybody in Missouri has a basement.

I finished ours three years ago. Two movie rooms. A great room. A bedroom and a huge bathroom with walk-in marble tiled shower. The basement makes up about 1,100 square feet.

Of course...the only part of the basement that isn't finished is where I spend most (almost all) of my time:

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