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Home bars are luxuries that can be enjoyed with family and friends. They make great additions to basements or family rooms, and are especially convenient for those who entertain frequently.  Looking for inspirations, check out our Pinterest Board for Cool Counter Tops!

Design Considerations

When designing a home bar, there are many styles you can choose from. One of the most important decisions will be what material to use for the bar top design. Keep in mind that the bar needs to complement the décor in your room, as well as be practical and durable. For the most functional and convenient home bar, the material used for the bar top should be waterproof and heat-resistant. Here are three materials that look beautiful and work well in home bar designs.


Granite is a lovely natural stone that will provide a luxurious look and feel to a bar top. It’s extremely durable and comes in a variety of beautiful colors and patterns. While it generally doesn’t require heavy maintenance, it will need to be cleaned and sealed on occasion to ensure lasting quality.


Soapstone has been around for quite some time and has historically been used in pots, pans and statues. Soapstone looks elegant in modern kitchens and is another good choice for bar tops. It has a simple yet refined look, but requires regular maintenance to retain its appearance.


Marble makes a classically unique and stunning bar top.  Marble truly shines when lighting is used to accent its qualities. One of the more delicate natural stones, this material will need greater care, but the ambience it creates is well worth the extra effort. With a bar top made with any of these gorgeous natural stones, your home bar will truly stand apart from others, providing a chic look and lasting through many years of entertaining.

Check out our amazing natural stone surfaces in your design with our Virtual Just Imagine Visualizer Tool.  Simply upload a picture of your room and you can create the look before you ever step into a showroom! To discuss options for designing a home bar, stop by any of our Arizona Tile locations to speak with one of our professionally trained consultants.

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