When it comes to your new kitchen, adding in a seating option can be a great idea. Seating can help your kitchen be more practical and can also change the flow and dynamic of your kitchen. In both large and small spaces, a breakfast bar can be the perfect solution, as this can be flexible, and specifically deigned to fit the amount of space you have. So how could a kitchen breakfast bar transform your kitchen? And how can you make the most of this feature? Well, here at Priory Kitchen Studio, we are Preston’s leading kitchen design professionals. And this is our guide to everything you should consider when planning to install a breakfast bar.
What is a breakfast bar?
A breakfast bar is essentially a kitchen counter that you can sit at to enjoy casual meals or just to read the paper. This often is a kitchen counter-top with the underneath and above cabinets removed, so that you can fit bar stools into the alcove. However, many kitchen breakfast bars are specifically designed to offer storage as well as seating, with cabinets that are simply not as deep, especially overhead. So you can have the best of both options.
How could a kitchen breakfast bar transform your kitchen?
A kitchen breakfast bar can be a great addition for any kitchen, bringing a host of benefits including:
- Seating space- for many kitchens, the seating options are difficult to fit in, especially for smaller to medium sized kitchens. However, being able to eat together, or sit down for your morning coffee and paper is something that can help your kitchen become the real hub of the home. A breakfast bar is a good way to add casual seating, and help your kitchen be more practical. And a breakfast bar can also be installed in kitchens that are too small for other types of seating solutions.
- Designed to fit your space- if you have a small to medium-sized kitchen, a breakfast bar is a viable seating option to add to your kitchen. The breakfast bar itself is designed around your kitchen, to fit in with the layout and design. Simply extending the kitchen worktop beyond the cabinet can create seating space that is as large or as small as you need. This also applies to depth. In a narrow galley kitchen for example, a breakfast bar can provide a seating area that is a lot narrower than other kitchen seating options. Make sure you choose stools that can tuck under the space, to save even more space.
- Suitable for all kitchen styles- while a large, hardwood family table would suit a rustic or country kitchen, a breakfast bar is a seating design choice that could suit any and all kitchen styles. From the contemporary, to the traditional, a breakfast bar uses the same materials as the rest of your kitchen, and you can choose stools and accessories to fit with the design scheme.
For more information or advice about your new kitchen breakfast bar, get in touch with the team today, here at Priory Kitchen Studio.