Where and why to place a bar at home
Strategically placed, it becomes a valuable ally for many of our daily tasks. Having a bar at home is no longer an eccentricity. It is not an element typical only of bars and nightclubs. It is an easy resource to integrate into the home, whether as a countertop under which to store stools, as a structure on a work island, or even attached to the wall. Perfect for breakfasts and quick meals, bars have a lot to offer. Now, kitchens open to the dining room are a trend. A strategic location, comfortable seating, and intelligent lighting are all you need to enjoy a soundbar.
A bar is considerably narrower than a conventional dining table, but it is wide enough to accommodate a few diners and store stools underneath when not in use. It is perfect for snacking, as a side table, or even for everyday meals. As a wall-mounted structure in a pass-through area between the living/dining room, foyer and kitchen, this pictured bar is a very versatile item. It can be used as a place to leave things when entering the house, as a breakfast area, and as a convenient pass-through for more formal meals. The LED strip under the countertop gives it informal air. Taking advantage of a doorway or a structural element such as open partitions or columns is a convenient resource to recreate a bar atmosphere in the living room. The colored LED strips and high gloss resin stools are infallible resources to give a pop air to the set.
In a dining room with an extended floor plan, the transition between zones is the ideal location for a small bar. It can be a console under which stools are stored when not used or a place to put drinks. To give a feeling of spaciousness to this corner, nothing better than a wall mirror behind the bar, which will multiply the space, creating attractive reflections. It is also not a bad idea to take advantage of the unevenness between two living room areas to create a custom-made structure that also serves as protection for the highest floor. The side shelves act as a bar cabinet, while the open space under the bar provides a comfortable seating area.
One of the most common places to place a bar is in the partition between the kitchen and the dining area. Simply extend the worktop outwards or install an overhanging surface above it to provide plenty of legroom. Stools coordinated with the sofa, cushions, or other living area elements help integrate this space into the whole and make it independent of the kitchen. Choosing the suitable stools for a bar will depend mainly on its use. If it is going to be used frequently and for long periods - for example, daily meals - it is advisable to choose models with a back and not too high. Strategically located between the kitchen and the living room, on the one hand, and between two large windows to the outside, on the other, this large island provides an answer to all kinds of needs. Thus, it can function as an outdoor bar or as a bar where informal meals can be prepared. It also has an auxiliary sink. If the space for the bar is not too large or is not separated from the other areas, it is best to have the same style. The padded stools and lacquered in neutral colors give an art deco atmosphere to this proposal, perfect for classic environments. The large lamp suspended over the bar is responsible for visually delimiting the area through a punctual illumination.
Halfway between a bar and a table, this structure attached to the kitchen work island ingeniously fulfills multiple functions while saving valuable meters. In addition, the conventional height of the table makes it more comfortable because it allows seating with chairs. Finally, a combination of different models of hanging lamps from the Beat series by Tom Dixon illuminates it pleasantly and functionally while creating a curtain of light separation between the kitchen and the dining room.