Our clients approached us with magazine clippings and a handful of addresses to wine bars that they loved to visit.  They wanted to transform a seldom-used finished basement into a place they wanted to hang out in. Seeing the direction they wanted, we collaborated with them to create this eye-catching space.  Liston Design Build carpenters built all the cabinetry and trim details.  Using Giallo Ornamental granite for the large bar, and a walnut wood top for the small bar, there is enough seating for everyone.  The stone feature, with cascading light from mini-LED lights, adds texture and interest to the large wall behind the bar.  Adding decorative elements throughout, the finished space is just what they envisioned!

Finished Basement Features

  • Owners were looking for a “wine bar” feel
  • Recessed arch behind bar with stone veneer and limestone shelf, glass shelves, LED lighting, decorative columns with sconce lights
  • Custom built cabinetry by Liston Design Build carpenters
  • Granite countertop for big bar
  • Walnut countertop for small bar
  • Stone columns on big bar
  • Wainscot panels on big bar
  • Hand-scraped prefinished wood flooring
  • Painted wainscot panels on stairwell and seating area
“We have had the pleasure of working with Liston Design Build on two different basement remodeling projects. Both times we were delighted with our basement! Keith, Jeanne and the crew are a joy to work with and really delivered the vision we had.  Each project had its own distinct style and both times, they captured exactly what we were looking for. They truly listen to your needs and help create a space that is expressly your own. We give our highest recommendation.”
Brad & Lorie B., St. Charles