Friday, November 28, 2008

Sarah is Irish afterall...

That's the reason we have a fully functional bar.

The Bar

-Before the porch was converted to a sun room, this room was always used as a living room.
-When we started renting the house in 2003 we weren’t using this room for much of anything.

-Part of the Bar/Dining/Kitchen open floor-plan
-Has a large deck attached
-Parquet wood floor
-Wired for surround sound and even has a TV mounted (like a real bar!)
-Working bar tap (nothing has been on tap in a while…)
-Large mirror behind bar makes the room feel even bigger.

-Ceiling is dated. Old 12x12 foam tiles.
-No lighting
-Exposed pipes for heat (left over work from deck expansion)

What we've done
-Our former roommate (now "arts and crafts" brother in-law, Nick) built the bar
-Removed two windows and added French doors to lead to the newly constructed deck. This may be the best change we’ve made to the house to date. It makes the house feel so much bigger.
-Painted the walls
-Added some colorful (cheap) lights above the bar

What we'd like to do
-Replace ceiling and add canned lights (8)
-Open the wall up to make a large great room w/ the sun room (10)

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