RAISE THE BAR

RAISE THE BAR

If you have a passion for entertaining at your home, creating a spectacular home bar should be on your home remodeling to-do list!  As your general contractor in Las Vegas, GI Construction will help you design and build a home bar that is both functional and attractive–creating a fabulous space that will become the focal point of your room!  A home bar is truly the definite “hang out spot” that provides the perfect place for gathering friends or simply winding down after a long day. There are a variety of ways to style your bar so it may become the entertainment centerpiece you’ve always wanted!

Bar Location
When starting your Las Vegas home renovation project, you will first want to discuss with your Las Vegas general contractor the best location for your home bar. Some homes have areas for a bar already in place, but others will require some work.  Popular places in the home for the bar would be the family room, dining room, basement, an alcove area off the kitchen, under the stairs, converted closet, home theater/studio, enclosed porch, and of course outside a patio bar or swim up bar–both being popular for homeowners who prefer entertaining outdoors.  Although some bars require a good deal of space, you can still create a fabulous home bar anywhere in your home should you have minimum space to work with.

Plumbing & Electrical
You will also want to plan ahead with plumbing and electrical to accommodate for appliances–such as a refrigerator, sink & disposal, trash compactor and perhaps a wine cooler if you are a wine enthusiast. Make sure you have enough electrical outlets in strategic places to accommodate work and prep areas and appliances such as blenders. If you enjoy watching sports or movies while drinking, perhaps accommodating an area for a tv would be something to consider.

Bar Theme

Bar Theme
After choosing the location of your bar and making sure the space will accommodate the electrical and plumbing, you will want to decide the theme of your bar.  Will it be something in the same interior design scheme as the rest of your home, or will you do something completely different? Will it be a sports tavern theme, beachy theme, winery theme, musician’s lounge theme, or a western saloon theme complete with western saddle bar stools?  There are so many creative ideas out there it can be overwhelming which to choose from. Something you can do to narrow it down is think about the bars that you have been to that make you feel good when you walk in. Pull ideas from these designs and search ideas online as well. Once you have decided on your theme, it’s time for the fun to begin!
Bar Shape
The shape of your bar will be based on the space allowed, the scheme of your room and the theme you have chosen to go with. You might decide on a walk-up bar that is a straight one dimensional unit along a wall. Adding an island piece across from this for seating is another option. An L shape bar is probably the most common bar shape for the home, and can be used in small or large spaces. If you have more room to work with, the horseshoe bar shape always makes a big statement.  If you have minimal space to work with, you can always opt for a mobile bar cart that you can move indoors or outdoors.
Bar Top Material
When choosing material for your bar top, you will want to consider style, functionality, durability and maintenance.  Some of the most popular bar tops are:
-Granite: Available in many colors and styles and its beauty and longevity stands the test of time
-Onyx: Multiple layers of contrasting colors and translucency make Onyx a stunning choice especially when backlighting is used.
-Slate: Offering a subtle textured look
-Marble: Unique, elegant with a classic look–marble is a luxurious choice many homeowners cannot pass up
-Quartz: Offered in a wide range of colors, low maintenance and extremely durable–quarts is a wonderful choice for a home bar
-Wood: There’s nothing like the richness of wood to bring out the beauty of your bar

Bar Seating
Seating will also depend on the space, shape, and theme of your bar.  There are plenty of wonderful bar stool designs out there, but make sure they are both attractive and comfortable.
Lighting
Lighting up your bar is one of the more fun tasks when creating your home hangout.  Strategic lighting in shelving and cabinetry can show off your glassware and other decor. Lighting up the island is also a beautiful way to accent, as are hanging up pendants or string lights. As mentioned with the Onyx counter, incorporating backlighting is a stunning way to show off your bar.
Storage
Planning for cabinetry, shelving and drawer space is always important in your home bar design. You will want it to be both attractive and functional, and strategically designed for certain items to be exposed you want to show off, as well as other items to be out of sight in cabinets and drawers.  
Appliances
Many home bars are simply a place to drink and hang out and don’t have all the amenities. But if you want to go all out and have a fully functionable wet bar, you may consider sink along with disposal, fridge with ice maker, trash compactor, wine cooler and a TV.
Stocking
Stocking your bar is of course the most fun step in creating a home bar. Make sure you have plenty of glassware for different kinds of cocktails such as wine glasses (both for red and white), champagne flutes, beer glasses, margarita glasses, high ball, low ball tumblers, martini glasses and if you’re into doing shots on game nights, matching shot glasses are in order.  Aside from glassware, you will have fun shopping for some of these items to make your bar set up for the maximum cool!:

Liquor
Vodka | Gin | Bourbon Whiskey | Scotch | Tequila (Gold or Silver), Rum (light, dark and Malibu), selection of beers (light and dark), wines (red and white, champagne, and a few after dinner liqueurs such as Baileys, Cognac, Amaretto etc.

Mixers
Club Soda | Tonic Water | Coke | Sprite or 7up | Ginger Ale | Orange Juice | Cranberry Juice | Pineapple Juice | Tomato Juice | Margarita Mix | Pina Colada Mix
Garnishes
Limes | Lemons | Cherries | Cocktail Olives | Cocktail Onions | Horseradish | Tabasco Sauce | Celery sticks | Sea Salt/Kosher salt | Pepper | Sugar
Misc Accessories
Martini shaker | Toothpicks | Napkins | Straws | Wine opener | jigger | tongs | bottle opener | Cocktail recipe book | Coasters | cleaning supplies | towels

*Misc Decor
Mirrors, hanging wine glass rack, bottle racks, wall hangings & artwork, amusing drinking signs, chalkboards, neon signs,

*Bonus Bar Room Extras
jukebox, foosball, ping pong, pool table  

*And don’t forget the ice!!
Remodeling home improvement in Las Vegas for a home bar is an exciting project that doesn’t take long to complete. Once you’re ready to begin, GI Construction will be with you every step of the way!

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Based on 64 reviews
Rob Ransom
Rob Ransom
30 January 2024
GI Construction - January 2024 I do not give 5 star ratings – As a process improvement professional, there is always room for improvement. 4 star is fabulous, but since this is an algorism I will deviate from my norm. In 2021 I had gone out to bid, only to find out that most construction and supply houses had prices that I found to be unacceptable. Products such as shower heads, faucets and cabinets were priced extremely high, they were also hard to get. So, we put this on hold and did smaller projects; outdoors, flooring, kitchen, etc. to show you we were getting introduced to construction projects. In October 2023, we went out to bid on renovating our 30-year-old, 2.5 bathrooms in Las Vegas. I reviewed many companies and found 3 that were reviewed well and had no issues with the board of contractors. After review of their costs and discussing how they would work the project, we decided on GI. They started the work when we had purchased all the materials that we needed to purchase, (shower heads, cabinets, basins, tile for the showers and floors, etc. They started their day at 7 am and worked to 3 PM. They take pride in the work and make sure it is done correctly. As an example, Jose (one of the tile guys) did the main bathroom shower and flooring. He worked his artistry in making it extremely beautiful. He would cut a piece for one of the benches, use it on top and take the other piece he just cut and place it in front, so it was a continuation. He did this on each of the benches and step over in the entrance. Just look closely at the main shower enclosure and you will see the quality. Problems yes! We were phasing in the project the main bathroom and ½ bath first, then the guest bathroom. After the main bathroom was completed, I turned on the hot water in the glass vessels we had picked out. I was waiting for the water in the shower to get warm. I turned around and saw the water was hot going into the vessel, so I turned it off – I thermal shocked the glass, it broke, fell to the floor, chipped the new tile and generally made things a mess! I called the team manager (Valentin) and told him what had happened, his response was “No problem - We’ll take care of it.” So, I reordered the glass vessels and got them re-installed. The tile I repaired with a chip kit I had used when we had redone the tile the prior year. The other issue we encountered was we lived in the home during the construction. Dust everywhere and constantly cleaning to keep the house livable. The bottom line to me is the quality of the people that are doing the work and their dedication to the customer’s complete satisfaction is one of the things that made this less arduous. The entire project took 7 weeks; 2 weeks delay due to our buying the wrong products and having to find replacement products. The GI team worked with us, guiding us to right suppliers and helping wherever they could. I will put pictures of GI Construction’s finished work and during the project. Hopefully you will be able to tell their quality. Just a side note: Valentin and his teams kept this project going Monday thru Friday. They don’t work on the weekends, but pulled a half day on Saturday a couple of times to meet my schedule. I can’t say enough of Valentin’s professionalism! The customer is always in the forefront of his mind, making them feel good, lowering their anxiety about the project.
Katherine Long
Katherine Long
20 December 2023
My experience with GI Construction was great. Construction Workers was very pleasant and timely.
kylan becho
kylan becho
14 November 2023
We reached out to GI Construction to do some work for our bathroom remodel and could not be happier with our experience. They were professional from start to finish, always on time, answered any questions I had throughout the project, and just did a great job overall. During our planning stage Isaac really took his time to ensure that the work they were doing was going to be both functional and practical. Both he and Valentin wanted to make sure that they were giving us the best possible product and went over every possible design to help us choose the best one for our needs. In a time where good, trustworthy contractors are hard to find, GI Construction sets a standard that should be held across the industry. Thank you GI Construction for all your work, it was worth every penny!
Rose Carter
Rose Carter
17 August 2023
We hired GI construction to take over a small bathroom remodel of a shower. The first contractor we hired did a horrible job, we lost money and had to terminate his services in the middle of tiling. Issac the owner and Valentin the project supervisor met with us and went over everything step by step giving us confidence that the nightmare construction would be turned around. So glad we chose GI construction, our walk in shower turned out beautifully! Long story short, don’t cheap out, go with a professional! My husband and I would use GI construction again. We love our new shower! Services performed: shower remodel
Jim O'Connor
Jim O'Connor
25 July 2023
We really wanted to have our master bathroom reconfigured to accommodate a nice walk-in shower and have an old jetted tub removed. After contacting several companies with little to undesirable responses we contacted GI Construction. Isaac responded to our house the very next day and observed what we envisioned. He was vey knowledgeable and forthright in his assessment of our project. We contracted with GI Construction and we couldn't have been happier with our choice. Valentin and Roberto came to the house to establish a plan for construction and a timeline. Roberto was a true craftsman and insured every aspect of our construction was done with strict precision. The walk-in shower and associated construction was done in a timely manner and with ultimate concern for our pleasure and acceptance. If you are looking for a "professional contractor" to do your construction project look no further than GI Construction - you won't be disappointed. We would highly recommend them for any project you may encounter. Thank You GI Construction for providing us with a beautiful and functional master bath !!
Gregory Will
Gregory Will
23 May 2023
Went through GI Construction by referral online. They were professional, answered my questions when I had concerns and when we were ready they scheduled the work and stayed on task through out the process. Kept us in the loop regarding any issues and did an fantastic job. They are honest and available when you need to talk to someone. Would highly recommend for their services. ** Thank you Isaac & Valentin for making our bathrooms look amazing!**
Jason Bagley
Jason Bagley
25 April 2023
After searching and obtaining many bids from different construction companies, Isaac with GI Construction provided us with a low cost, complete and solid option that did not hide or leave open any unknown fees. There methods of a simple TI were perfect for our needs as well as saving us thousands on unneeded expenses. I'd personally recommend GI for any project small or big.
Kimberly Allison
Kimberly Allison
9 February 2023
My project manager Valentin was so helpful and very responsive with any issues. Foreman Jorge went above and beyond to make sure I was happy with all the finish work and he and his crew stayed late on a Friday to finish the job. They even moved my very large headboard back in from the garage. All workers were professional and polite. I would definitely recommend this company and will be using in the future. Rodney and Kimberly Allison
Lucy Melugin
Lucy Melugin
6 January 2023
We worked with Isaac, the owner and Valentin, the project manager and their amazing crew. We couldn't be happier with the end project! We had a water leak from an upstairs tenant so the whole bathroom had to be redone and a wall in the bedroom on the other side plus we had some plumbing and wiring done as well. I would love to leave a picture but couldn't see where to add it.
RadBluff 2
RadBluff 2
22 December 2022
Working with G I Construction was one of the best experiences we have with contractors. The attention to detail, care for one's property and getting things right the 1st time is what G I Construction mission is. Top notch!
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