The breakfast bar, sometimes also called bistro bar, is a new innovation in how to reclaim awkward space in the home and make it ultra convenient. Still stuck on what a breakfast bar is? A breakfast bar is typically a small area, sometimes near the kitchen, that is used to house at minimum a coffee machine and can sometimes include a small refrigerator, wine cabinet or more. It was created not just to make use of spaces that are underutilized but also to add efficiency to the home. While your dream kitchen might be 200 SF with a large island in the center and stations for every cooking technique possible, the reality probably isn’t that convenient. Trying to find spaces for all the kitchen tasks to be undertaken can be daunting. Breakfast bars are the remedy.
Deciding where to place your breakfast bar might be a bit of a challenge. Should there not be an obvious place, FDP can review your current space and determine an ideal spot for your upgrade. However, if you see a location that would work well, it might be a good idea to consider the upgrade. Not only would it’s addition bring convenience and comfort to your home, but should you be looking to put your house on the market, it can be a unique, and overall inexpensive (compared to other home remodels), amenity to add.
Breakfast bars don’t have to be near the kitchen. How nice would it be, living in a 2-story home with the kitchen far from the master bedroom, to get up in the morning and grab your cup of morning java and a bagel steps from your bed? Breakfast bars in the bedroom lean to being stocked with a coffee machine, a small refrigerator, a single-drawer dishwasher, a single-bowl sink, a wine cabinet and just enough storage for simple breakfast items. Breakfast bars work toward making the bedroom a haven. In the example shown, the master bath is full of storage. We’ve suggested making the extra linen closet into a convenient amenity for the master bedroom.
Because the breakfast bar is such a small space, typically no more than 48” across, an investment can be made in the materials. Upgraded granite, tile backsplash and lighting can set the area apart. Investing in quiet appliances when placing the breakfast bar in the bedroom is also a good idea.
We really like this new and usable trend in home remodeling and design. It’s an investment that will not only be aesthetically pleasing but is also extremely useful. Contact FDP today to get started!