Bars in kitchens are pretty functional and convenient. They serve a multitude of purposes such as a place to eat, to prepare food, additional storage and many more. One can never go wrong with a breakfast bar installed in their kitchen. If you are thinking of polishing your kitchen with a useful bar, here is a couple of ideas of kitchen interior design with bar.
In The Peninsula
Instead of saving a new space for a breakfast bar, you can use what’s already there. This idea is perfect for an L shaped kitchen. While the longer side is used for counter space, you can use the shorter side or the peninsula (the area which sticks out) as a practical breakfast bar. Instead of installing one on another side of the room and risking making your kitchen look cramped, you can simply add two or three stools next to the shorter side of the L shape and there you go! A simple breakfast bar where other people can sit and converse with you while you cook. If you go with this kitchen interior design with bar, you will still be able to install a kitchen island too because there is an open space where the L shape faces. So, that’s on advantage you shouldn’t refuse.
This design will also serve as the divider between your kitchen and the adjoining room. Make the table part long enough from one wall and sticks out to the opposite wall but not so long that it won’t be accessible for people to pass through. Use wood veneer for the bar area. Moreover, to kill two birds with one stone you can use the top area above the bar as your wine glass rack. The glasses will be hanging upside down and it will be really convenient.
Bar by the Window
If there is one part of your kitchen where your window is facing into an open space, you can totally take advantage of this sweet spot to build your café-style breakfast bar. Mount a rectangle board which will function as the table at whatever height that you see fit and add stools in front of it. Sipping a cup of coffee in the morning by the window screams serene and tranquility.
While you can kill two birds with one stone by having a wine glass rack hanging above a breakfast. With this design, you can kill three birds with one stone. You can use your kitchen island to its fullest extent by also making it as breakfast bar. Add an appropriate number of stools on one side of the island. Moreover, you can install a sink on one corner of the island so not only can you prepare food there but also you can wash dishes and vegetables immediately.
Pop Out a Ledge
Installing a breakfast doesn’t always require hard work and lots of money. See for a potential breakfast bar spot at the end of your counter and create a mini peninsula at that spot. Make it big enough to fit at least two bar stools and you can even make it even more practical by adding cabinets and open shelves underneath. Moreover, by having a breakfast bar at the end of your counter, it can serve as a divider between your kitchen and the adjacent room.
There are so many ways you can go with these kitchen interior design with bar ideas. Put on your thinking hat and get creative!