Andover, Minnesota | Basement Bar

Build it, and they will come. This dream bar and basement located in Andover, MN is everything “Minnesota Nice” and “Hospitality” has to offer. 

Cabinetry is our specialty, and there is nothing we love more than creating a space in your home to entertain! 

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Kitchens are the heart of the home, and home bars are where memories of a lifetime are made.

We were called to finish this space and it was an honor to create a place for family and friends to gather. 

We have known this family and their extended family for a decade. We renovated their Kitchen in 2014.

Rustic alder shaker style cabinetry, tin ceiling tiles and hammered copper acents are charming farmhouse features adding so much character and texture to this unique and exciting kitchen!


Hand scraped hickory flooring in a natural finish brightens the kitchen space which looks amazing with the circular sawn pine used throughout the amazing basement transformation. 

The homeowners wanted this space to feel like a vintage bar hangout to display their collection of Iconic Minnesota barware and signage.


We used knotty alder in the same stain and finish as the kitchen for the main bar cabinetry and accents.

The bar design is perfection! Open glass shelving for display and glass door beverage refrigerators above the counter so guests can see what is an availaible refreshment option. 

Keg refrigeration was added to the base cabinetry layout with space for the collected pilsner glassware above the tap. 

There is also plenty of open display atop the bar so guests have their choice of rail drinks, coffee drinks or a snack. 

This curved lid sliding freezer on the lower side of the bartop allows little guests to choose a frozen treat or ice cream!


What was once a crawl space is now an incredible built in wine storage cabinet with 2 seperate wine refrigerators.

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Storage space is still accessible through our custom made barn style doors.

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To call this space by any other name would be a disapointment. “Rathskeller” is a name in German-speaking countries for a bar or restaurant located in a basement. 

Another custom made barn door slides for access to the laundry room next to the solid alder door leading to the bathroom. 

Another specialty cabinet was built with use in mind and well thought out by the homeowners. 

This alder entertaiment cabinet is backed with the rustic pine and has a solid granite top where vintage records can be played without vibration from the elaborate speaker system.

Circular sawn pine lines the ceiling and wraps the perimeter of the room. Duct work was carefully covererd with alternating layouts and cuts. 


Several electrical outlets were added to display the neon signs without seeing cords and plugins. 


Tremendous detail went into installing this woodwork properly. Our talented carpenters skill and expertise shine in every area. 



Dark laminate flooring mirrors the natural hickory in the kitchen, adding contrast and warmth to the room. 

This space is so incredibe, it’s hard to believe how far it has come in a few short months. 

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After years of collecting, this space was a dream in the making for many years. The attention to detail shows this couple knew exactly how their vision could come to life and be a place for gathering, fun and laughter. 

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Thank you Randy and Kris for building the bar of your dreams and asking Franklin to be a part of this wonderful transformation. Cheers to you and your family and many memories to come!