Countertop for Bar
We are now to the countertop and flooring stage of creating our basement bar area and I wanted to bounce a couple ideas off you guys. Below is a pic of the space. We still need hardware and have yet to install the back and side panels. The lower cabinets along the wall are stainless but all the rest are dark wood. The sink will be in the cabinet between the two fridges.
The "countertop" there now is just drywall with peel and stick tiles on top. We had to host a fundraiser pre-party and needed something ASAP and that's what we had to work with. The plan is to do butcher block on the two counter-height sections (where the temporary top is now). Then we were going to use these brackets to add a bar height counter. We chose this because building a half wall would take up too much floor space from the seating area.
We would like to get a sheet of metal, copper or zinc, and have it wrapped around wood to create the bar. Like this, but without the big rivets.
Thoughts? Would that look strange with the stainless cabinets? We are going for kind of an industrial-meets-old-world vibe.
We have also thought of using leather for the bar top.