While most modern kitchen designs have an island unit incorporated, not all will have a breakfast bar.
Breakfast bar design is usually included in a kitchen design as an extra seating option. Less formal than a dining table and chair, breakfast bars are often higher featuring stools or chair-stools.
Smaller kitchen designs may use a breakfast bar as a space-saving device, allowing the removal of a table and chairs to free-up that space for other uses.
However, many new open-plan kitchen designs will have both options. Informal stool seating for breakfast or for homework with the children, and also a table and chair option where the entire household can get together at the end of the day.
If designed with a lower worktop (pictured), the breakfast bar can also act as a clever device to hide any clutter on the worktop.
While breakfast bars are often designed using contrasting material such as wood or glass, one alternative and streamlined solution is to feature a worktop which overhangs the kitchen island. Note that this is a lower seat height when you are choosing your stools to match.
A high breakfast bar design with wrap around wooden legs to the floor as an extra design detail.
A rustic and beautiful natural look breakfast bar design with a deliberate, unfinished look as a statement detail.
When you are considering a new kitchen and would like to discuss the kitchen design including a breakfast bar, please drop into one of our Kube showrooms in Leigh on Sea or Upminster or alternatively book a design consultation here.