A breakfast bar in a kitchen is a very interesting, functional element of a modern home interior. A bar like this can help save space, even in the smallest of kitchens. In a studio space, replacing a bulky dining table with a breakfast bar will effectively segregate the kitchen from the living room.
A kitchen counter can be either an integral part of the kitchen or an independent, custom designed set piece.
Classic breakfast bar
A classic breakfast bar is a portable worktop that is a functional extension of the work surface. Generally, it is installed at the same height as the rest of the kitchen units. There can be shelves or drawers under the kitchen counter or simply legs. A classic breakfast bar can successfully replace a bulky dining table. This type of kitchen counter is perfect for a small kitchen.
Kitchen island breakfast bar
A kitchen island breakfast bar is only suitable for large rooms. In a standard apartment kitchen, there is simply no space for it. The island combines the functions of a bar counter and a dining table. A kitchen island breakfast counter will also visually separate the kitchen from the living room. It allows you to socialize with your family or watch TV without having to leave food preparation. The island counter can either be a continuation of the kitchen units or it can be a stand-alone element within the kitchen.
Two-level breakfast bar
A two-level kitchen counter resembles a classic bar counter but consists of two levels. The upper-level functions as a bar zone whilst the lower one is used as a worktop.
Wall-mounted breakfast bar
This is a common variation of the kitchen counter design; its distinguishing feature is that the counter is mounted into the wall. This design is suitable for small kitchens that can not fit a large dining table. Some models have a cornice at the top, which you can use as a rack for bottles and glasses. This will give the interior a sense of style and originality.