Today an open layout is a hot trend, designers advise to create such spaces to use them as much as possible and to fill the layout with light. As these are usually kitchens, dining rooms and living rooms united, a kitchen bar counter or a kitchen island (if there’s one) becomes a space divider.
Kitchen bar counters are in trend now, and they are often used as an additional eating zone – from breakfast or just a quick meal. If it’s a space divider, it should be carefully incorporated into your interior and highlight it. Let’s have a look how to integrate such a counter into your interior and consider some pros and cons for making one.
the bar counter is decorated in two different ways, blue from the kitchen side and wood from the outer side to fit the decor
a small marble bar counter can accomodate just two people
a stylish bar counter clad with geo tiles that echo with the backsplash and wood with geometric stools
accantuate a bar counter with gorgeous sheer acrylic chairs for a modern twist
a very small two-level countertop can be used for cooking and for breakfasts
the kitchen island fits kitchen decor, and a wood countertop on it fits the space around it
a black kitchen island doubles as a kitchen countertop, and it stands out in decor
Pros And Cons
The main advantage is that it’s a smart space divider that not only divides the space visually but still doesn’t prevent light. This is a very functional piece, which allows breakfasts and quick meals having decorative functions. Besides, such a counter can be used as a bar during a party, the only thing you need is to keep it in the same style and colors as the rest of the space to make its look organic.
The main disadvantage is that such a construction is nice for young people, while children or elderly people can find it uncomfortable to climb tall stools every time. If the space is small and the family is big, it won’t be enough to accommodate everyone. If you want this countertop to be used as a workspace, you should order a lower piece, otherwise it won’t be comfortable to work at.
a small wood countertop won't accomodate everyone, just two people
a modern space with a minimalist feel is completed with a sleek white countertop
the kitchen island with a bar countertop has two parts - a cooking zone for the kitchen and a wooden countertop for eating
a wooden kitchen island in a modeern space is made chic with brown leather stools
a kitchen island with a concrete countertop on the side accentuated with pendant lamps
Types Of Bar Counters
There are different types you can try: a traditional counter, which is comprised of only a countertop and with a couple of stools. Such a piece will fit even a small space, and won’t look bulky, which is great. There’s a two-level bar counter that consists of a cooking space and an eating space, the latter is usually higher to hide the cooking zone. Such a counter is great for bigger spaces, and it can really accommodate everyone in the family. Have a look at some examples below and get inspired!
a functional two-level kitchen cpunter with a cooking and eatign space and some storage
a large two-level kitchen bar counter includes an eating space and a kitchen island and is accentuated with pendant lamps
a sleek white countertop won't take much space and will look airy, which is great for small spaces
a marble kitchen island is completed with a wooden countertop and a couple of black leather stools
a two-level kitchen counter is ideal to fit every decor space - the kitchen and the living room around
a kitchen countertop hides the cooking space and acts as a meal space
a gorgeous two-level kitchen island with a countertop for having meals made of marble
a kitchen island with a marble top acts as a cooking and eating space to save the space
a kitchen island with an eating space counter is a great idea to save some space
a two-level kitchen island with two level for cooking and eating perfectly fits a traditional kitchen
a kitchen island doubles as a kitchen countertop for eating