35 Strikingly Stylish Kitchen Breakfast Bar Ideas

There are many benefits to having a kitchen breakfast bar. A breakfast bar creates a welcoming social hub and a more informal dining spot to traditional dining rooms, while at the same time offering ample storage space to keep surfaces sleek and clutter-free.

As open plan kitchens become increasingly popular and kitchens are becoming more social spaces, breakfast bars provide a social focal point for family life and guests, where people can gather, eat and chat.

Usually the social hub of any home, people tend to be drawn to kitchen islands and gather around them at drinks and dinner parties. Adding seating means you can offer them somewhere to sit and chat while the host is busy in the kitchen.

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Breakfast bars are typically incorporated within kitchen islands or peninsula-style layouts to create a laid-back, informal space.

Breakfast bars also give you valuable extra storage, allowing you to keep more things tucked away and your kitchen clutter free, and they provide extra work surface area for preparing large meals as well as serving buffet style party food on.

A breakfast bar is also a great way to add a dining area to your kitchen without needing space for a table if you want to create a separate, more formal dining room.

Plus, an island unit can also help direct the flow of traffic away from busy hotspots.

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For a show-stopping centrepiece, look to luxury materials, from volcanic rock, walnut wood and marble tops to copper, brass or even foxed mirror sides.

When it comes to seating, upholstered Gubi beetle chairs are a classic choice, while industrial style seating can create a cool more urban look. Stick with backless seating so the stools can tuck in neatly under the island, keeping the walking areas clear.

Ready to get inspired? Here are 35 of the most gorgeous kitchen breakfast bar ideas to transform your space into a versatile kitchen-diner.

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