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Quality Construction Makes Kitchen Bars a Great Addition

Aug 17, 2008
Renovating your kitchen is always a wonderful change and even more so if you happen to be adding extra room to increase your space. Redesigning the kitchen so that traffic flows more conveniently and appliances are easier to access will improve your day-to-day life. Adding a kitchen bar to your renovation plans provides even more space. If you have a big family, you could maximize the potential of a bar and by placing some tall stools. This is a comfortable place for your family to gather every day.

In a situation where the kitchen adjoins the dining room, you would make dinner in the kitchen but eat in the dining room. Though this is fine for dinner, this wall between the two rooms can obstruct communication. It may be inconvenient to as you try to prepare yourself coffee in the morning while reading the paper. Adding a kitchen bar to your home renovation plans takes care of your need for a more open environment. When entertaining around the holidays, it is especially convenient and enjoyable to be a part of the gathering while preparing meals.

You could even go a step further and incorporate the kitchen bar into an island in the middle of your kitchen. This island could even include a range and a small sink, which would really help if you make a lot of large meals. One section of this countertop can hold your new appliances, while the other side end becomes a bar that can be used for additional dining space or as a buffet.

No one ever complained about having too much storage space in the kitchen. Cabinets built under a kitchen bar will give you more space to keep all the blenders, beaters and bowls you could need. Even though there is typically a twelve-inch overhang between the countertop and the cabinetry, you can easily get underneath as you reach for what you need.

When trying to make the kitchen bar match the dcor of the kitchen, you must make sure the countertops are uniform. In addition, the wood of your cabinets would look best if it was matched to the rest of the trim in your kitchen. As much as possible, you should try to have the cabinets, countertop, and floor trim match with one another. In this way, there is a pleasing unity that you will enjoy for many years to come.

When perusing this type of project, you will probably need to bring in a quality contractor to install the proper utilities. If you decide to install a gas-powered range, you will certainly need a good licensed plumber to complete the work. This might seem costly in the short term, but it will improve your quality of life as well as the value of your home.
About the Author
Leroy Calstard publishes at large for http://www.kitchen-cabinets-tips.com , a web page with topics around designing kitchen islands . You can have a look at his comments on best kitchen cabinets and designing kitchen islands here.
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