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Do you need a bar in your kitchen?
By itself, this element of the interior adjusts to relaxed conversations in a relaxed atmosphere. It creates the effect of relaxation and combines originality with comfort.
Bar counter, as the main accessory of the kitchen
The bar counter can perform several functions:
- replace a bulky table, which is important for small rooms;
- serve for zoning, for example, separating the kitchen area from the living room;
- create a place with a relaxed atmosphere for snacking;
- to be an additional working surface of the kitchen interior;
- serve as a spectacular interior detail.
It easily replaces a table that takes up a lot of space.Since the bar counter is equipped with high stools, it may be impossible to completely refuse to have a dining table if there are young children and elderly people in the family. Return to menu меню return to menu меню
What should be the bar counter
The stand can be both an element of the headset, and represent a separate structure. Which is preferable: to buy a ready-made bar counter or to order?
The main thing is that it fits easily into the overall interior.
If you have a kitchen of complex shape, too small or has already a lot of furniture, it is desirable to make a rack to order. This will take into account all the features of the room, including the size, as well as individual wishes.
In other cases, you can pay attention to ready-made options and choose a model that will satisfy all the requirements.
Choosing a bar counter to your requirements
In order for the whole look of the kitchen to be harmonious, it is advisable to select a rack in the same style as the rest of the furniture. The best option may be a counter with a table top in the same color and from the same material as the desktop surface. No less interesting will look and tabletop, made in a contrasting color or unusual texture.
The bar counter looks beautiful if it is in the same color as the table topThere are no clear rules for the material for the tabletop.
For the countertop can be applied such material:
- natural wood;
- impact resistant glass;
- stone (artificial or natural).
Metal bar counter looks no less impressive
Depending on what effect is planned to get, color and material are selected. For example, a light countertop countertop will go well with wood furniture of natural shades. Or, on the contrary, a bright stand will be an interesting addition to the quiet kitchen headset. This approach will create a fashionable bright accent.
Looks harmoniously bright bar counter in combination with furniture of natural shades
A massive wooden tabletop with an accentuated texture will be a good addition to the design of a kitchen in the style of country or Provence. Chrome surfaces complement the interior in the style of techno. The glass surface will give the impression of lightness, the stone, on the contrary, will emphasize the reliability of the structure.return to menu ↑ return to menu ↑
The bar in the classical interpretation is a rectangular tabletop, which is installed at a height of 1.1-1.15 m. Its length is determined at the rate of about half a meter per person. Less is not desirable, because instead of relaxation and comfort, people sitting in crowded places will feel stiff and uncomfortable.
Classic Rectangular Stand
Usually the rack is supplemented with high stools or half-chairs, which may have small armrests. In the classic traditional version of wood bar stand looks respectable. Such an addition to the interior will emphasize the authenticity of the style.
If the design is supposed to give the setting the surroundings of a real bar, then additional equipment may be needed:
- special hangers for glasses;
- coffee machine;
- juicer, etc.
Necessary additional lightingAnother advantage of the classic version: at such a table, with comfortable half-chairs, it is convenient to work behind a laptop or with papers. Return to menu return to menu
Small kitchen: choosing the best model
Do you have a small or very small kitchen? Then you appreciate literally every inch of living space. Not every dining table will be in a small room. And even in the case of its more or less successful placement, it will not turn on a small space.
Stand connected to the kitchen countertop
A good solution to several questions at once will be given by the installation of an elegant bar counter, which can even be connected to the work surface. Its height will be in this case below the meter.
An additional plus of this interior solution is another work surface that can be successfully used as a cooking table during cooking. Chairs for such a stand will have to choose low - up to 0.6 m.
Can be used as a work surface.
Unfortunately, a solid construction with storage spaces and all kinds of suspensions in a small kitchen cannot be located. But the option is a mini-rack. It should be light and necessarily ergonomic design, which will have concise outlines.
Even visually additional furniture for the kitchen of a modest size should look weightless and very light. Create the illusion of spaciousness - the main task.
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Option "2 in 1": dining table + bar counter
Combining a dining table with a bar counter is one of the interesting solutions that can be beautifully beaten up in kitchen design. Such a combined element of the interior has a two-level tabletop.
The higher part at the same time plays the role of a rack, and the low part of the dinner table. This option is for those who want to have both items in the dining area. In addition, this model is perfect for families with young children and elderly relatives.
Two-level bar counterIf the spaciousness of the room allows, you can install a separate stand, and separately - a table.
At their combination compactness and interesting appearance is reached. In addition, the combined version can be a godsend for the kitchen-living room. You can install the combined model so that the high half adjoins the living room of the room, and the dining room - to the kitchen.
A good option for a combined living room with kitchen
A similar approach to the zoning of space allows you to clearly separate the living room from the kitchen. But at the same time there will be a feeling of open space.return to menu ↑ return to menu ↑
Kitchen-studio: what design to choose
In the kitchen-studio, the boundaries of the zones are practically erased. In this case, the installation of the rack will symbolically separate the kitchen space. This approach is often liked by housewives who are engaged in cooking, but at the same time can communicate with those who are in the recreation area.
Multifunctional bar counter in the studio apartmentThis boundary construction is usually supplied with shelves at the bottom.
If a balcony is attached to the kitchen, the area is significantly increased. In this case, the bar counter will perfectly fit on the border of the kitchen and the former balcony part. When you save the window sill in the form of a partition, it is often reworked under the bar counter.
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Rack Island: for large kitchens only
If the kitchen space is significant, then during the formation of the interior, you can give yourself freedom and make a stand in the form of an island. It can be an independent structure and attached to a sink located in the center of the room or, for example, a stove.
Rack Island for large rooms
At the same time, the bar counter is installed so that from the entrance the place of cooking or washing is not noticeable, covered with a high bar. At the same time, there should be enough free space for a free approach and convenient placement of chairs.return to menu ↑ return to menu ↑
The bar of this type looks like a narrow side table. In most cases, it has a simple form without frills. The main advantage of this option - mobility, allowing you to rearrange the rack in any part of the room.
Comfortable and portable furniture
The conciseness of the appearance makes such an addition universal - regardless of the location, the stand will look organically. In color, it does not have to match the main furniture.return to menu ↑ return to menu ↑
What to choose for a narrow room
The rectangular shape of the space of a room is often quite narrow. In such a kitchen to put the table can be difficult. Furniture in this case, it is desirable to arrange along parallel walls. Here you can also place a bar counter.
We select furniture for a narrow room
In this case, you need to choose a bar that will be made in the same style as the rest of the furniture. This may be a continuation of the working surface on one of the walls or a model placed perpendicularly near the end wall or along the window opening.return to menu ↑ return to menu ↑
Kitchen in the shape of the letter "P": where to put the rack
If the room already has furniture arranged along several walls, it is more likely that the workplace and dining room are provided. In this case, there is a danger that the new additional furniture weights the interior and makes it overloaded.
We adjoin a rack to the window
To maintain a balanced space, you can recommend a level rack with a high butt tops to the work surface. Another option is to put a rack near the wall, so that it does not interfere and does not catch the eye.return to menu ↑ return to menu ↑
Corner kitchen: we balance the interior
L-shaped kitchen layout is a frequent option for small rooms. With this arrangement, try to free up space. But there may be an imbalance effect of the situation, when part of the room has an excess of furniture and equipment.
Option for corner kitchens
In this case, the additional bar counter allows you to “deliver” the missing furniture in order to balance the interior and create a cozy atmosphere. The best options in this case would be a classic stand on the support.return to menu ↑ return to menu ↑
Round tabletop: how comfortable it is
The round shape of the rack is an option that is available only to rooms with a large square and sufficient free space and unoccupied furniture. The most important advantage is originality, which will highlight the interior of the kitchen among similar ones. In addition, the unusual shape will add another footprint.
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Bar stools are a must-have addition
To complete the interior bar counter should complement the appropriate chairs. Various materials and their combination can be used as a material for manufacturing:
- metal, etc.
High bar stools in the kitchen
For extra comfort, upholstery is applied on the seats and backs. It is convenient when there are footboards and armrests on the chairs, and the height of the seats themselves and the backrest is adjustable.
When selecting models it is important to consider not only the style of the room, but also the size of the chairs. If the bar counter is not an additional design, but replaces a dining table, then it is better to give preference to more comfortable models. A comfortable chair will allow you to linger longer at the table during a meal, work or chat with friends.
The main thing is to be comfortable
Popular models are fairly versatile chairs, made on a metal base and having leather upholstery. They will be especially successful for small kitchens in a modern style, as they are compact.
In the classic interior or in the direction of the country, the companion to the bar counter can be wooden chairs from the same furniture collection as the main interior. When choosing a set of chairs for the rack, it is necessary to take into account their appearance and compatibility with the chairs for the dining table. They, of course, will be different, but they should not be out of the general style.
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