It’s the season before the season. You may have already started dreaming about football season coming this fall. What better place to watch the big game than in your new basement bar?
Even if you’re not a sports fan or have never mixed a cocktail, a basement bar is a fun addition to any home. It provides a great area for entertaining family and friends as well as offering one more area where you can show off your personal sense of style. In addition to your cabinetry choice, the countertop and backsplash materials you choose help to set the mood and define the style. Natural stone and quartz products are a great way to make a statement, and both offer incredibly beautiful options.
Beautiful marble used in a home bar by Terrat Elms Interrior Design; photo via Houzz
The beauty of natural stone is undeniable. Creating a bar top with granite or marble will create a luxurious space that’s sure to impress. Whether you take a rustic route or go ultra modern, there are numerous hues of marble and granite available to perfectly complement your personal “party central.”
Bar featuring black honed granite by Divine Kitchens LLC; photo via Houzz
Caesarstone is also a great choice because it requires less maintenance. It offers stain, scratch and water resistance, plus there are so many colors to choose from. You can keep it neutral with one of Caesarstone’s newest colors such as Dreamy Marfil or go wild, crazy, and colorful with Apple Martini or Red Shimmer.
In addition to serving as the perfect place to entertain large groups or host formal parties with a hired bartender, the basement bar is the ideal place to have an extra sink. You may be surprised how many uses it would offer, including getting a glass of water, rinsing out a cup, dumping ice to make a fresh drink, or just for helping with clean up whether you serve cocktails, soda, coffee, or wine.
Cool basement bar by Witt Construction; photo via Houzz
The mini version of your favorite watering hole might contain sports memorabilia and flat screens perfect for watching the big game, or poker and pool tables great for a fun night in with friends. Whatever you choose, your personalized bar space will likely turn into one of the most frequently used areas of your home.