November 16, 2023
Grabbing a morning coffee and a slice of toast at a wall-mounted breakfast bar is one of those fleeting joyful moments in life. Amidst the hullabaloo of the morning routine taking a second to savour our surroundings helps feed the soul and start the day on a high.
For a small kitchen, the wall-mounted breakfast bar is a godsend, in the average-sized kitchen it provides useful extra counter space. But the wall breakfast bar is also another opportunity to add comfort and custom design to your home. Through this article, we’ll be advising on all the aspects of this informal and practical element of contemporary kitchen design.
No matter what type of kitchen you have you don’t have to deprive yourself of the breakfast bar experience. Read on, we have you covered. This article explores all the different ways that the small kitchen can feel a lot bigger and more luxurious with a wall-mounted kitchen bar.
Rustic Wood Top Roble Dusk breakfast bar (Available in-store)
A solution for every style of kitchen
Home and kitchen design today revolves around making life easier. Therefore, anything that is convenient or saves time is worth adding to our homes. That’s where the wall-mounted breakfast bar comes into its own. Not just for breakfast but lunch, and elevenses, or just a pick-me-up at any time of day.
The breakfast bars we see in so many design magazines and TV programmes won’t fit in every kitchen. Not all kitchens are palatial in size. So that’s why we recommend the wall bar, so you don’t have to miss out.
For comfortable seating at the wall-mounted breakfast bar, there are two options: low stool or high stool height. Therefore, like a standard breakfast bar, the wall-mounted bar should be between 90 and 110 cm (36 inches and 42 inches) off the kitchen floor level. The particular circumstances of your kitchen will determine which you choose.
Similarly depending on the available dimensions, the wall-mounted breakfast bar should be between 30 and 45 cm (12 inches and 28 inches) deep. Even a narrow shelf however will prove useful for different uses. Allow for 60 cm (24 inches) per person in width along the length for comfortable side-by-side seating.
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Nowadays with so much focus on the kitchen and home cooking prep counter space is a premium. There never seems to be enough, so, any available surface quickly gets press-ganged into service. This is like gold dust in the modern kitchen.
A wall mounted bar is not only useful for grabbing something to eat but also serves for several other uses. The following ideas are just a taster of how useful the wall bar can be:
Xtone Sintered stone breakfast bar ©conmuchogustodecoracion (Available in-store)
There are several ways that a wall bar can add to your enjoyment of a small kitchen. Whatever the layout we guarantee that one of the following suggestions will be suitable for your space. Get the dimensions and the materials right and the wall-mounted breakfast bar can add a designer feature. The following ideas cover almost all standard small kitchen configurations.
We recommend designing the wall-mounted breakfast bar within the overall context of the kitchen space. There is a wide variety of countertops to choose from nowadays, both traditional and cutting-edge. The following materials are amongst the most popular in UK kitchens:
Krion® mineral stone wall-mounted breakfast bar (Available in-store)
The wall finishes are just as important to get right as the countertop. Probably more so because the area behind the countertop will come in for a lot of abuse. And you don’t want to have to replace a finish down the line because it wears badly. These include but are not limited to the following:
Use suitable accessories and lighting to prevent the wall-mounted breakfast bar from looking like an afterthought. By selecting existing materials in the kitchen space, the palette of finishes looks more coordinated. Lighting, similarly, should riff off the existing light fittings without appearing as something separate. After the countertop, the stools are the most important element of the wall bar.
Through this article, we have illustrated how even a small kitchen can easily include a breakfast bar. With just a narrow shelf, the right wall treatment and some thoughtful lighting you too can have an eat-in kitchen. To really get a handle on the range of possibilities make an appointment at your nearest Porcelanosa showroom. For any questions drop us a line and we’ll get back to you.