A kitchen bar is one of the most convenient and popular features that you could add to your home. It’s the perfect place to have a quiet breakfast with your spouse or to let the kids play and make a mess while you make dinner. Your family and friends can sit comfortably at the bar and interact fully with you as you move about the kitchen. Our tile kitchen countertops designers have a few ideas that you might use when considering your kitchen bar design.

Attach the Bar to an Island

Attaching a kitchen bar to an island in the middle of your kitchen allows you to have a sophisticated kitchen bar without cluttering up your dining area or having to figure out a nook near the kitchen to install the bar into. It can also make your island feel like a more central part of the kitchen’s function.

Curve for More Space

You can add even more seating space to your kitchen bar by gently curving it outward. Our granite tile design experts note that by giving your bar a curve, you can create comfortable seating for four where you might otherwise have only found seating for three.

Explore Your Seating Options

Some homeowners we have spoken with feel reluctant to add a bar to their kitchens because they aren’t big fans of the bar seating they have seen. Fortunately, your options are not limited. There has never been a greater variety of seating options for your bar, and it’s easy to find sleek, beautiful seating that will match or complement your current decor.

Use a Complementary Material

If your kitchen has natural stone countertops, it may be difficult to perfectly match your new bar with your existing counters. Instead of writing off the idea of a bar, we encourage our customers to look into complementary materials that will accent your home and bring visual interest into the kitchen. Our favorite example of this was a home with beautiful gray granite kitchen countertops with dark brown speckling. The homeowners pulled that brown from their granite and created a wooden bar stained to match that color.

Whatever your dream kitchen bar looks like, our cabinets and countertops design team is here to make it a reality in your home. Browse through our design galleries for more ideas, or call us today for a consultation with one of our expert designers.