I have an idea for the surface. I have seen it before. Lay down a thin layer of epoxy and then take some sort of Cyclone material or memorabilia and lay it on tope and let it dry then cover it with another layer of epoxy. Hell you could do that all around the whole thing.
I don't have a bar yet but I'm working towards it. I have the sit down area. People can sit and watch either the big screen or I have the TV in front of the treadmill that can show something else. I've sold the MAME that's sitting in the corner so I now have room to build a bar area if I want. I may just say screw it and throw a sofa in that corner and a small fridge. It's not like I have a party every week.
This is the view from the counter. There is a couch right in front
BTW-This whole basement project cost me very little and it was completely unfinished when I started. I ordered the countertop online, found someone cheap to do all the drywall, mud, tape, etc. and did it in stages. I even built the screen myself. I wouldn't call it high quality compared to the ones you see at home shows but it's been up for a couple of years and I've gotten my money's worth.
I spent just as much or more putting in granite counter tops in our kitchen
Ive had this thread going for about 2 months I got the countertops made and they will be getting installed this weekend. Im not actually making the basement fully cyclone but it will have most of my memorabilia in it. Hope it helps you out am PM me if you have any questions on what i've done.
We bought it this way, just adding furniture, toys, etc. as we go along. It was a builder owned home so I can't take any credit for it at all. There's also a wall of built-in's for the tv/stereo that I can fwd pictures of if you'd like.
I have added a framed picture over the bar sink, an old black and white almost panoramic that captures a very early Iowa State football game. I'm trying to keep it classy and almost a little old-school, so need to get a leather helmet added to the collection. Next winter my goal is a nice pool table with cardinal felt and an ISU logo in the middle.
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