The 5 Best Trends Right Now: Home Bar Countertop Edition

Do you thrive when you’re entertaining guests in your home? A home bar addition might be the perfect upgrade for your space! Let’s explore some of the best home bar countertop trends happening right now.  

5 Home Bar Countertop Trends

No matter what kind of bar countertop idea you have, Kowalski will help make it happen! We have over 25 years of experience in the industry and are happy to provide you with the highest-quality granite, quartz, and marble.

As industry professionals, we know all the current trends regarding countertops. Check out these home bar ideas! 

1. Waterfall Countertop Bar Design

Many at-home bars are integrated into the kitchen island space. This creates a central, inviting area where friends can gather and socialize while sipping on a cocktail. 

A waterfall countertop design on an island creates a seamless finish where the countertop flows all the way down the sides and to the ground. It adds a unique, modern appeal to the space. 

waterfall countertop bar design

2. Sinks Incorporated Into Bar Countertops

When designing a home bar, consider what amenities you can incorporate into the space. Why not add in a functional sink?

Adding a sink to your setup will drastically increase the functionality of the bar. Serving up cocktails and cleaning the shaker for the next round will be a breeze. No more missing out on juicy gossip because you’re gone washing dishes!

3. Dark and Moody Drama

Dark black moody kitchens are becoming more and more popular. If you don’t want all that drama in the central room of your house, why not use it for the bar instead?

Using a beautiful black stone or quartz for a home bar countertop can quickly elevate the space. It will add romance, sophistication, and an intimate mood. 

4. Easy-To-Clean and Low Maintenance

While your bar countertop idea might mostly be about style, it’s essential to consider the functionality of the surface. A top-notch bar counter should be durable, easy to clean, and waterproof. 

One of the most popular low-maintenance countertop materials right now is quartz. It’s non-porous, stain and scratch resistant, and meant to last a long time. Plus – it’s stunning!

5. Eye-Catching Marble Countertops

The subtle grey veining in marble counters is always stunning and timeless. Not all marble is created equal, though!

For a home bar, why not make a statement with your countertops? Opt for marble with dramatic veining that adds a focal point to the space. We love white marble with dark grey, black, and gold veining throughout. 

eye-catching marble countertops

The 3 Best Materials for Bar Countertops

What material is best for your at-home bar? There are plenty of options to choose from, and we’re breaking down three of our personal favorites.

1. Granite

Granite is almost always the leading choice for countertops – no matter what room it’s in! This natural stone is available in many colors and patterns and adds character to any space. Plus, granite countertops are highly durable, spill-resistant, and have a high heat tolerance. 

2. Quartz 

Quartz is one of the strongest materials you can choose for your bar. If you’re always busy entertaining and preparing drinks and food, it’s perfect for you. Quartz is an engineered stone, and it’s non-porous, making it resistant to stains, wear, and tear. Plus, it can be transformed into various shades and designs since it’s engineered. 

3. Marble

Marble is a luxurious natural stone that will enhance any at-home bar. It’s known for its elegant veining that suits any personal style. As a natural stone, marble is more prone to staining, so it’s vital to clean up any spilled wine or acidic beverages as soon as possible.

Your Countertop Experts 

Interested in installing a home bar in your house? Stop by Kowalski Granite & Quartz! Our countertop experts can help you find everything you need to bring your project vision to life — from quality materials to measurement tips to expert installation. If you’re not able to stop in our showroom, you’re also welcome to give us a call at (616) 842-1951 or contact us online.


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