The kitchens of today’s world can become a complete entertainment center for you and your family thanks to a modernized furniture made specifically for kitchens (bar stools for example). Many homeowners can remodel their kitchens to create a small bar area where they can grab a quick bite to eat before they leave their house or enjoy the company of friends with cocktails at a dinner party.
With more space available in the kitchen, homeowners will have the flexibility to accommodate an additional seating area to satisfy their unique entertaining style. It could be another table, a counter with bar stools, or even a couple of lounge chairs, depending on your tastes.
If you decide that you want to make a nice little bar area in your kitchen, you need to figure out the best location for it. Many people knock down a wall on one side and install a bar counter instead, or leave two pillars and a 4 or 5 foot riser that can be used as the counter. The bar area should not block the traffic in the kitchen. That’s why the best location for it is near the wall, or if that’s not possible, then on an island in the middle of the kitchen. A bar counter in the middle of the kitchen requires some space around it for comfortable seating and allow the kitchen to function properly.
Luckily, contemporary bar stools require much less kitchen space than the traditional stools that you see in restaurants and bars. Bar stools for home use are much lighter and more artistic in color and style. Since people will tend to spend much less time at their home bar than at their kitchen table, contemporary bar stools are usually backless or have a very low back. The most popular bar stools have the capability to swivel and have sturdy legs. The more contemporary bar stools are usually made from aluminum, fiberglass, or metal.
There are many bar stool options available on the internet. Customers can choose specific heights, colors, wood color and type and seating fabrics for bar stools creating full custom sets to match your kitchen cabinets. Customers can also choose from free samples of fabrics and other upholstery types, finishes and wood samples. This way, you can have a set of bar stools to perfectly match your current home style. There are web sites that allow you to send in your own fabric to be used as upholstery for the bar stool set.
A great finishing touch to your bar area is to install a radio or small TV in to watch while you cook, eat a quick meal or relax over drinks.