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Old 07-03-2012, 06:58 PM   #1
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So I've been in my house for 9 months now and I'm itching for a bar. The previous owner put a closet in this indentation. For me it's worthless as a closet and in the perfect place for a small bar.



Here is a quick mockup in Sketchup.



I started demo this morning. Pretty simple, I just need to get some liquid nails off the brick.





Here is what it looks like from the utility room. Need to take down some of the shelving and move the kreezer up against the wall. (The collar fell off the kreezer during the move)


"Tom, It's Nichole. You need to come out of the closet so we can build a bar in it."



 
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Old 07-03-2012, 07:19 PM   #2
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Nice! A vertical tasting of Oberon!



 
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Nice! A vertical tasting of Oberon!
If only they were still full... I'm going to cut the bottoms out, throw a light bulb in there, and hang them up as lanterns.

 
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Old 07-03-2012, 08:53 PM   #4
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If only they were still full... I'm going to cut the bottoms out, throw a light bulb in there, and hang them up as lanterns.
that will look great.. i'm assuming you are going to have the taps go through the wall? i had something like that in my old place with one tap through a small closet.. made people doubletake and wonder where the beer came from :-)
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Old 07-04-2012, 11:37 AM   #5
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that will look great.. i'm assuming you are going to have the taps go through the wall? i had something like that in my old place with one tap through a small closet.. made people doubletake and wonder where the beer came from :-)
Yea. People will probably keep opening the mini fridge and cabinets looking for kegs.

Right now I'm trying to decide what countertop to go with. Either a cheap pre made Formica or just a thick wood slab.

 
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Old 07-05-2012, 02:22 PM   #6
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If only they were still full... I'm going to cut the bottoms out, throw a light bulb in there, and hang them up as lanterns.
Cool! I've seen the mini kegs built into small table lamps before.

 
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Old 07-06-2012, 08:57 PM   #7
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The model home had a closet in this location. When we picked the same floor plan, we had it roughed in for this:


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It is going to change soon with a smaller fridge and full width counter. This room has an exterior door to the patio, so this is also my lab.

 
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Old 07-07-2012, 12:35 PM   #9
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Spot for fridge and ash chute access bottom left. Mosaic tile backslash up to the bottom of the upper cabinets. Mirror and shelving between the two uppers. 6 taps right in the center.



 
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Old 07-07-2012, 01:31 PM   #10
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That cove is bigger than I perceived. Makes me want to rework ours. Can't do a tap wall, though. I'll have to do a tower from a fridge below. Keep us posted (and invited for the ribbon cutting)!



 
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