The main advantage in the design of the kitchen with the breakfast bar is a wonderful possibility of dividing the space into the functional areas.
How to choose the breakfast bar?
First of all, the breakfast bars may be produced of different material: wood, wood laminate, laminate, metal, stone, glass. However, corian is most frequently used for coating. The breakfast bars may also differ by their forms: rectangular, multi-faceted or streamlined.
When choosing the breakfast bar for the kitchen you should take into account the size of the premises, as, for instance, for the small kitchen interior the too long construction, which will touch the ceiling, is unacceptable. This will look quite absurd.
Color also plays an important role. For instance, for the classical variant, the bright monotone model may become an attention-grabber of the interior due to its color. The light colors are good because they will not overload the premises. And for the premises with the low ceilings the glass breakfast bar with the chromized tube as a support will be a perfect solution
Corner kitchen with the breakfast bar
If the kitchen is corner and L-shaped, with the help of the breakfast bar it may turn into more comfortable and cozy L-shaped premise. Thus, the attractive comfortable premise is arranged, surrounded by the working surface on three sides. And if the kitchen is not very big, it would be reasonable to purchase the mini- breakfast bar, preferably with no upper shelves, with the chromized support. Such construction will harmoniously support the corner kitchen set and will perfectly substitute a bulky dinner table, becoming a practical solution.
If the kitchen is U-shaped
The main differentiating feature of the U-shaped kitchen is that all furniture and equipment are placed along the walls, to be more exact, three walls. This allows free movement around the premise, on condition of appropriate placement of all interior elements. In this case, the wall breakfast bar will be an ideal solution represented by the construction with the elongated table top, or adjacent to the wall. Such model of the breakfast bar does not overload the interior leaving much free space. The breakfast bar in the U-shaped kitchen is a harmonious continuation of the working surface.
If you purchase the high bar chairs, this construction will be a little lifted. And if you choose ordinary-sized stools, the breakfast bar should be a little lowered with regard to the table top.
Kitchen design – island with the breakfast bar
If the premise is spacious enough, especially, if this is an apartment-studio, it would be quite a successful solution to place the breakfast bar right in the middle of the kitchen, which will create the so-called island. Most frequently this is also the place for the sink with the cooking panel hidden due to the breakfast bar construction. This means that you may cook the food right in front of your guests watching the process.
The island breakfast bar may be both open and closed. The closed breakfast bar is equipped with multiple shelves and cupboards and is more functional, however, it looks quite bulky in contrast to the open construction, not overloading the kitchen and looking smoother.
Design of the parallel kitchen with the breakfast bar
This interior presupposes that furniture and kitchen equipment are located along the opposite two walls. This economizes the space essentially, especially if it is narrow. However, you should remember that the free space between the walls should be at least meter and a half. Thus, you will receive the two-row kitchen: the breakfast bar on one side, and the working surface – on the other. For such variant, the closed variant equipped with multiple shelves and cupboards will be an ideal option. As such construction is an inalienable part of the functional and stylistic point of view, it should be in the same color gamma as the rest of the kitchen furniture.
Quite frequently in the parallel kitchen, the breakfast bar substitutes the dining table, which, in its turn, economies perfectly the place, for instance, for accommodating the necessary equipment in the small premise.