The bar in the kitchen is an original element that will not only create a special atmosphere in the room, but also serve as its bright functional complement, as well as an interesting design step. For example, for a studio apartment, the bar counter will divide into functional zones, replace a table in a small room, increase the working surface, help create a relaxed atmosphere for communication.
The bar counter is not only a place for preparing and receiving all kinds of drinks, but also an excellent dining table for a small company.
Studio kitchen layout
Modern way of expanding a small space is the release from the walls - partitions and the creation of a multifunctional room, called the apartment - studio. The bar counter performs a special mission in this case - it divides the room into two functional zones - work and rest.
Bar counter and sofa
A sofa is an integral element of the decoration of any apartment - studio. It is the center of the recreation area, and also serves as the boundary separating two diverse rooms. When designing a kitchen with a bar partition, the sofa serves its main purpose - it gathers all the households together, and the bar counter acts as the borderline between different zones.
Bar counter perfectly zoned the space of the kitchen and guest room
The kitchen space at the same time has its limited area, which allows you to comfortably prepare food, because the hostess has at her disposal additional space for cooking. This is especially true for a small area where the bar wall is designed for various purposes.
Attention! When the total area is constrained, the bar island is successfully used as a table, additional space for cutting products, and it can also contain various drawers and shelves for storing various accessories.
Even in classic interiors, the bar counter can be a highlight of the interior.
The seating area is clearly highlighted with the help of a sofa, which allows you to fully relax and at the same time not to interrupt contact with households engaged in cooking. The sofa is most often set back to the cooking area, which has an additional distracting aspect from the work area.
This stylistic reception is especially suitable for people who are located to communicate, often inviting guests who like to cook for them.
A cozy sofa with a bar behind the back will be a great place to relax
Bar counter and table
The design of the apartment - a studio with a bar partition and a table requires sufficient space. The table at the same time makes it possible to determine the boundaries of the dining area, clearly identify the area of rest. The following photos of kitchen - living room design are inspired, help to choose the best way to decorate your home or studio.
A bar with a small table will be the highlight of the interior of the spacious studio kitchen
With a lack of free space, it is recommended to use a bar counter instead of a dining table. This method of arrangement can significantly save space, add functionality and ergonomics to the equipped room. It is especially suitable for those who often need quick snacks and do not have time for a full meal according to the rules.
In addition, this element of the interior is able to give dynamics, style to the interior and at the same time does not deprive the comfort of those who do not want to relax for a long time at dinner.
A small bar counter can finish the island table with a working area.
Layout for corner kitchen
Corner kitchen with bar partition - the most appropriate option for housing of any size. To make it as convenient as possible, you need to think in advance about the location of this piece of furniture, its size and shape. Due to its versatility, the bar counter in the corner kitchen can zone the room, separating the dining area from the meal area. Also, this part of the interior can be an economic table.
Corner kitchen with bar counter is perfect for modern minimalist styles.
Kitchen island is a freestanding stand. A necessary condition for its arrangement is a spacious area, since the island assumes the possibility of free access to it from all sides.
This method of decorating the corner kitchen is especially functional, the photos below show. Indeed, in this case, this element of furniture is often used as a working or dining surface, as well as a stylish place for the equipment of cabinets and drawers for storing various utensils.
Functional island with a classic style bar in the kitchen looks very organic
The general appearance of cabinets, accessories, material for the manufacture of all items must be in harmony with the kitchen set and form with it a single consonant ensemble. A novelty in the corner kitchen is the use of the island for arranging the sanitary-hygienic zone: a sink and a faucet are installed here. In this case, a separate island has the form of a multilevel plane, one of which protects nearby objects from splashes. This method of arrangement requires additional intervention by repair teams, because in this case it is necessary to change the branching pattern of the main communications.
The bar counter is a great finish to the island table in the Scandinavian style corner kitchen.
The kitchen peninsula is a modular furniture unit, which usually becomes either a casual continuation of the furniture set, or is equipped separately, with fastening on the working wall. The peninsula often has a single support that fixes the tabletop and the eaves above it. The prop often carries the function of a holder for wine glasses, cups, baskets for fruits or sweets. The following photos of corner kitchen sets with a bar partition-peninsula depict options for the placement of this furniture module.
The peninsula table with a built-in bar counter superbly zoned the kitchen from the living room.
The most advantageous location of the peninsula in the angular modification of the headset is perpendicular to the main working plane. In this case, the items of kitchen furniture form the letter “P”, which creates an ergonomic functional room that allows the hostess to cook comfortably.
Modern design ideas of living space with a bar counter allow you to apply any shape of the table top. It can be both straight and curved, leaving as much space as possible for someone who is inside the corner.
The constant attribute of the bar is stylish high stools
The location of the bar in a small kitchen
At first glance, such an element of furnishing as a bar counter is not intended for small areas. But in fact, it helps save space. After all, this piece of furniture is multifunctional and is used to equip:
- Additional place for cutting, sorting products;
- Dinner table;
- A kind of boundary that defines the cooking zone, which is important for studio apartments.
A bar counter in a small kitchen is most often a small countertop with a support.
In a small kitchenette, a stylish bar counter is often combined with a sink for washing dishes, say the following photos. In this case, this element of the situation is used simultaneously for the preparation of dinner, and for the meal of other family members. With this option, the tabletop should have two different height levels, creating comfort for everyone.
In order for a small space to become comfortable and ergonomic, you need to carefully consider how to arrange the bar counter, what form it should be.
The rectangular shape of the bar counter perfectly fits into the interior of a small kitchen.
As the following photos convince, there can be several such ways of location:
- Perpendicular location;
- Installation along the free wall;
- Location of the rack at the sill.
The corner kitchen can be finished with a small ledge, which will serve as a magnificent bar counter for two persons.
With the perpendicular arrangement of the bar plane relative to the kitchen set, “G” or “P” is formed - a shaped area. Thus, it is possible to achieve high ergonomic room, increase comfort for the hostess. Subsequent photos of the room with a bar counter installed perpendicularly indicate the feasibility of such a design technique.
U-shaped kitchen with a bar counter is a great place to meet a good company.
Horizontal placement of the bar island is important for rooms, furniture set which is installed along one of the walls. This option is convenient because it forms free access to its surface and frees territory. This bar partition successfully replaces the bulky kitchen table.
The bar counter parallel to the kitchen set perfectly replaces the dining table.
Near the window
If your window has a picturesque view, then you can modify the window sill in a kind of bar counter. In this case, the window sill forms a single surface with the counter, allowing you to sit comfortably at dinner, enjoying the beautiful view and good lighting.
The window gives the opportunity to enjoy the beautiful scenery every day.
At the free wall
Often when designing a small room, the method of placing a bar counter along a free wall is used. This method is relevant for narrow and long rooms and provides an opportunity to increase the area of the workplace, and use it as a place for quick snacks.
A bar counter placed along a parallel wall significantly saves the space of a small kitchen.
Attention! Small space does not tolerate numerous decorations, cluttering it, so you need to use a small amount of visible dishes, figurines, photo frames.
Foldable bar counter
In addition, the equipment of a folding bar counter becomes an urgent way to save free space in a small kitchen. The most popular design techniques are the following:
- Flexible fastening of a tabletop to a free wall. In this case, the dining surface is formed as needed, and the rest of the time it is folded, freeing the area.
- Equipment retractable bar counter. The tabletop at the same time is equipped with legs on wheels and has the ability to move under the main working plane and move out as needed. This device is an improvised bar table and saves space.
Foldable bar counter transformer is perfect for small spaces
A small area of housing requires multifunctionality from each link of the situation. Therefore, when creating the interior of a small kitchen, the bar partition is often used as an additional storage place for various kitchen utensils.
It is necessary to think over the design of the bar so that it looks organically in the interior. The style, decor and even the presence of the backlight depend on the style.
Bar counter in classic interior
The most successful method of designing a small room in a classic setting is its design in bright colors. Classic style implies natural colors and shades: milk, pistachio, marble. They are especially suitable for modest areas, because whitish, blurry colors allow you to:
- Push the boundaries;
- Fill the room with air and light;
- Visually raise the ceiling.
Classic style welcomes natural materials. Therefore, when choosing a countertop for a bar counter, it is better to opt for natural wood or stone, ceramic tile. At the same time, the material of the table top of the main working surface and the bar island should be similar and harmoniously combined.
The geometrical arrangement of the kitchen unit and the bar in the design of a classic room can be anything that the subsequent photos demonstrate. Their location depends on the general layout of the walls and personal preferences of the owners.
The essential requirement that must be fulfilled when arranging a room in a classic style is to hide the modern kitchen equipment as much as possible. To do this, you can use the numerous cabinets and drawers in the kitchen and bar counter.
Modern style bar table
Modern methods of stylistic design, such as loft, hi-tech and minimalism require the correct selection of materials for the manufacture of elements of the decoration of the room. The bar counter will emphasize any of the chosen styles, will give to the interior a relaxed atmosphere, conducive to communication. The most successful countertops are metal, plastic, glass.
Modern design direction will highlight well-chosen accessories, decor and textiles. In addition, the use of bar septum in the setting allows efficient use of the area above its surface. It is successfully used for hanging structures for storing glasses, products that do not require refrigerated storage, as well as home flowers.
The following photo apartment decoration will help you choose the appropriate method of arrangement for you, will give inspiration.
A variety of options and configurations of such an interior link as a bar counter make it possible to successfully use it in any stylistic direction, emphasizing the originality and individuality of each house or apartment.