Saturday, January 26, 2013

Shelving Help


One of my projects for the downstairs den is to have some sort of shelving behind to bar. Currently we just have all of our glasses and booze hidden behind the bar which is pretty messy looking and not very practical. We are in the process of taking down the wood panelling so we can insulate and put up drywall down there. I'll post more about that later. Since we are tearing out the walls I thought it might be a good opportunity to create some kind of built in shelving behind the bar.

Here is an old picture of our bar setup.

At first I was thinking we could make built in shelves that would just go the length of the bar, like this.

Then I thought they would look better if they filled most of the wall.

I was also thinking I could skip the recessed part and build a wall of shelves instead.

We are leaning towards recessed shelves because there is not that much space behind the bar. Also, Susan is not a fan of the wall of shelves for this spot. However, I kind of like walls of shelves so we are undecided.

So, what do you think? Let us know in the comments.

UPDATE!
Here is a 4th option we came up with.



14 comments:

  1. I'm a fan of Option #3..because that's what we have! We don't have the bar though.

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    1. If we didn't have the bar we would definitely do the wall of shelves.

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  2. If you want to keep the bar, I like option #2. But if you were to take out the bar, go with option #3.

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  3. Can the bar be moved forward so you have more space behind the bar? I'm a fan of Option #2.

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    1. It would be a big job to move the bar forward. There is a sink and redoing the plumbing, especially the drain, would be a big pain. We do plan on getting a new top and recovering the bar, but we won't do that until we do the floor.

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  4. I'm a fan of option 2, once you fill it up with your swanky swigs it will be eye catching! It also looks period correct and compliments the open shelve over the stair railing nicely.

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    1. We were going to do option 2 until we found out there is no space in the wall. Oh well.

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  7. #4

    The last option is so cool! Looks like the most work though. I can imagine it now... behind the bar could be a few clocks hanging or a large piece of art.

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