The possibilities of a breakfast bar for your kitchen
Diversifying the living spaces in your kitchen or dining area is a popular trend amongst homeowners in Nashville. They’re looking for new ways to use and enjoy their space, and a breakfast bar is a great way to do this.
But where and how will you build one in your kitchen? Here are our tips.
A breakfast bar as part of your island
A breakfast bar is, most commonly, an extension of your kitchen countertop. Chairs and people can tuck up under the kitchen countertop extension. There are many different ways to extend your kitchen countertop past the cabinets of your island.
This is an easy breakfast bar addition as all you have to do is purchase a new kitchen countertop that will accommodate those seated at the bar.
Extending your kitchen pass through to include a breakfast bar
Many kitchens feature a pass through, that window which is cut into a wall and leads from your kitchen to a dining or living area. Adding a breakfast bar to this space is similar to adding it to an island, but with some slight complications.
The shape of your island will likely be some sort of rectangle, extending it is easily done. The shape of the kitchen countertop that connects to the pass through is likely already a rectangle, and will need another shape added on to it.
If you want your kitchen countertop and breakfast bar to all be one piece you’ll have to find a way to get one heck of an interesting piece cut. It is more common for the kitchen countertop and breakfast bar to be two separate pieces of material in this case.
Fold your breakfast bar down from the wall
For those that don’t have an island or a pass through, many people in Nashville are adding a simple fold down table that is attached to the wall as their breakfast bar. The advantage is that you can put it anywhere you like: near a window, out of the way, or right next to the fridge so you can reach in for orange juice whenever you want.
Design tips for breakfast bars
Check out our kitchen gallery for ideas on what’s possible with kitchen islands, pass throughs and your breakfast bar. Contact our design team for help with your kitchen countertop and breakfast bar questions, or when you’re ready to get building!