No one says a breakfast bar is just for breakfast. It’s a place to seat friends or family members while you work facing them from the kitchen. A kitchen breakfast bar offer extra counter space without taking up excessive additional space that you don’t have to spare. A kitchen breakfast bar is a structural amendment to the kitchen counter or island, designed for the use of morning commuters and evening guests. Breakfast bars are also a concession to modern life where simple meals are eaten in solitude due to hurried, differing schedules. Whether convenience or concession, a kitchen breakfast bar increases the versatility of counters and kitchen islands, allowing better use of space in the heart of the home. Like the kitchen “nook” of the last century, the breakfast bar is a small, versatile addition.
Kitchens can integrate fine design details, and a kitchen breakfast bar can be part of the visual balance that defines the room. When you are designing your kitchen breakfast bar, it is also important to remember that you want it to flow seamlessly with the rest of your kitchen. Feel free to use similar coloring and trim if it is separated from your main kitchen, but use identical coloring if it is attached to your existing cabinetry. To maintain unity with your kitchen, consider using an identical or complementary countertop for your bar. Depending on your desired function, your new bar may undergo a lot of heavy use, so be sure to use a durable and stain-resistant material like granite or quartz to top your counters. If you are considering upgrading the rest of your counters soon, go ahead and have your breakfast bar fabricated in the new material.