Many kitchens today are not just for preparing and cooking food. These spaces can now accommodate a large table that serves as a multipurpose area, whether for eating, socializing or children’s homework. Indeed, formal dining rooms are fast becoming a thing of the past.
Though kitchen islands are a common choice in this kind of setup, breakfast bars are also equally popular.
Breakfast Bar in a Nutshell
A staple in any modern or contemporary home, this kitchen component is a laidback, informal space designed for various uses. First utilized for quick breakfasts, it has since evolved into a multipurpose unit for working, entertaining or relaxing.
Considering a breakfast bar for your kitchen remodeling plans turns the whole space into a more sociable one. In some home layouts, its placement can help divide two areas – the working kitchen and the dining area. Depending on the available space and the unit’s depth, it can be designed to provide extra storage.
About the Kitchen Island
The kitchen island, meanwhile, is a freestanding piece of cabinetry placed to supplement countertop space. Highly versatile, it can be used to prepare and cook food, or as a place to sit and relax, or have a chat.
The amount of storage that can be placed underneath the kitchen island’s work surface is one of its notable features. Depending on its size and available space, it can also be utilized to display and store accessories worth showing off. Kitchen islands can be placed in L- or U-shaped kitchen layouts, but not for the galley types.
Making Your Choice
Both the breakfast bar and the kitchen island can enhance your space. However, it might be hard to decide which one is the right fit. For your kitchen remodeling needs, STL Design and Build is ready to work with you. Our design specialists are ready to guide you in creating a space that blends perfect functionality with your preferences and budget. Call (314) 930-3888, or fill out our contact form to request an estimate.