0The kitchen is not only a place for cooking, but it can also be a place to gather and chat as a dining room or as an area for entertaining guests. However, small houses or apartments sometimes force their owners to combine dining rooms with kitchens. The problem that then arises is that a small kitchen will often feel more congested if you add a dining table. For those of you who have problems like this, you should get rid of the dining table and replace it with a bar. What we often know is that the bar is an area commonly found in a cafe that provides a variety of drinks. The word bar comes from a barrier, which is something that blocks or limits the bartender and the guest. The barrier can be a separator called a counter that is given a chair with the appropriate height.
Along with the development of kitchen interior designs, the design of the bar was then carried and adapted into a house with a smaller or mini table/counter size. This bar is generally applied in the kitchen. This bar is an area inside the house (generally in the kitchen) which is often used as a place to provide snacks and various drinks. This bar generally consists of a table and high bench and is equipped with lighting on it.
Unlike the bars inside the cafe, this kitchen bar is usually used as an element of design and interior decoration in the kitchen area. This kitchen bar can be a gathering area or communal area in the house, a place to chat while enjoying a variety of soft food and drinks.
The kitchen bar can be used as a substitute for a dining area that generally requires a large room. The kitchen bar is a practical solution for those who do not have a large-space kitchen so that it can function as a dining room. To have a bar is very easy because it does not have to require a large-space kitchen area. The kitchen bar can be designed against the wall. At first glance, this bar is similar to a peninsula which has similar functions and purposes. But usually, the peninsula is designed rather short and integrated with a kitchen set, while the bar has a typical height with a bar stool which is also typical of a double-tier kitchen island design.
In addition to being a place to gather or to have dinner, this bar also has a function to beautify the kitchen. Not only that, the most fun having this bar means you have a new “hang out” area in your own home. In fact, you can also invite guests who visit to chat in your kitchen mini bar casually like being in a cafe.
As mentioned above, this bar is very useful for small kitchens. This bar is a barrier between the kitchen and other spaces (living room, dining room or both). Mostly, this bar is installed in a u-shaped kitchen. This bar is located on one side of the small kitchen to form the letter u. This bar has several designs, including:
1. Single tier peninsula bar. The peninsula is connected with a wall or kitchen set with a table that rises out.
2. Double tier peninsula bar. This peninsula is used as a bar area raised above it.
3. Kitchen Island bar. Islands in small kitchens are rarely applied. But some kitchens put it there with a specific purpose, one of them being a kitchen bar. Because it adapts to the size of the kitchen, this island also has a small size too. Island bars also represent two types of designs, namely single-tier, and double-tier island bar.