Five O’Clock Feels: Ideas for Your Home Bar

Posted on Dec 20, 2019
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Featured Image: Marble Bianco Venatino Bar Countertop from Arizona Tile

After a long day at work, there’s nothing better than coming home to unwind when you can relax at your elegant in-home bar. The ultimate at-home hangout where you can kick back after work or unwind with friends and family, it’s important when designing your space that you get the style just right, so it’s everything you imagined and more.

Countertop Ideas for Your In-Home Bar

When it comes to choosing a countertop for your home bar, with a little research, you really can’t go wrong. One thing to think about is usage: will you be using it all the time or occasionally to entertain friends? If your home bar is going to be a high traffic area, you’ll want to make sure your countertops are also ready to entertain guests… and that means you want durable and easy to maintain materials. Here are five of our favorite countertop ideas for your home bar:

  • Honed Marble Countertop: Paired with a stunning stone tile backsplash, not only is this timeless, it’s cool, bright, and beautiful to work on when crafting cocktails. It’s also easy breezy to clean.
  • Glazed Porcelain Wood-Look Tile Countertop: We love this countertop idea as it gives your home bar the exquisite look of having a hardwood countertop, but without the maintenance. Because it’s porcelain, it’s durable and easy to clean.
Image: Grey Stage Glazed Porcelain Tile from Arizona Tile
  • Rectified Glazed Porcelain Metal Countertop: Emulating structured, dulled metal that makes a bold statement, our Stage Series rectified glazed porcelain countertops are perfect for an urban-chic home bar.
Image: Meteor Shower Satin Granite Kitchen Countertop from Arizona Tile
  • Satin Granite Countertop: If you’re looking for countertops that are both gorgeous and high-traffic ready – and offer a three-dimensional quality to them, look no further than Meteor Shower Satin Granite. Cut to show a 3-D look; these are sure to get the attention of your guests.

Wet Bar vs. Dry Bar

Before you get into the nitty-gritty of designing your home bar, another thing you will want to take into consideration is whether you want a wet bar or a dry bar. Simply put – if you have the space (and budget) for it, a wet bar will make life a whole lot easier when muddling your signature cocktails. A wet bar is ideal for an entertainment area outside of the kitchen as the drink prep area is designed to prepare cocktails, contain spills and for easy clean-up.

Home Bar Layout

The great thing about having an at-home bar is you can create one in a little corner nook, or you can dedicate an entire room as your home bar and entertainment space with wall-to-wall, counter space. It’s important to do your research and know which must-have items you will need and want in your space.

Before embarking on it, think about how often (and in what capacity) you will use your home bar, and have your checklist at the ready, so that when you’re ready for those five o-clock home bar feels, everything is right at your fingertips.

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