Bar counter - a full replacement of lunchTable, an additional workplace or simply a prestigious design element, inappropriate in a small space? At first glance, the bar counter will organically fit into the open space of the kitchen, combined, for example, with the living room and dining room. Nevertheless, its use even in small rooms has become. Is it really an attempt to bring the romance of a date to the interior in a bar, when every centimeter of useful space counts? Gives extra space No matter how carefully the kitchen work area was designed, a little more space will never hurt. Here the advantage of the bar is just in multifunctionality. If you want, replace it with a table. Or use it to comfortably cut the vegetables or roll out the dough. An important point: the classical height of the bar in bars is 110-115 centimeters, and in small kitchens it is better to choose a level of 90-100 centimeters, close to, so that you do not have to drag on. Irina Zaitseva, interior designer: - Bar counter is very popular, many are ready to install it even in a small kitchen. In my opinion, it looks optimal in an open modern space, a room combined with a dining room or living room, for example. Before ordering a rack, think about whether it will block the use of additional work space by blocking the passages. Optimal stand for the kitchens of young families, often host guests. When children appear, parents begin to think about the danger of falling from high bar stools. Kitchen Strato factory EWE, salon "Kitchen interiors" Has a complex surface geometry. Yes, inA small space of accommodation options is smaller. But most manufacturers take this into account, pay attention, for example, to: the stand can be both a continuation of the working surface, and a separate element, part of the kitchen island. You can install it in parallel, perpendicular or in a row with the table top, even along the wall. Sometimes the bar takes two levels at once: one - to have dinner or drink tea, the second, lower - for work. Kitchen Senso factory EWE, salon "Kitchen interiors" Merge with a background If for a bar rack to chooseThe same material from which the whole kitchen is made, it will perfectly support the general idea of space in the style of minimalism: nothing superfluous. Provide, by the way, bar stools, which can be pushed under the counter. The smooth lines of the entire headset will not be disturbed, creating the impression of a single whole. It is worth adding and for the fashionable laconic effect. Remember, without visual noise the kitchen seems bigger. Kitchen Luxo factory Intuo, interior "Kitchen interiors" Effectively stands out Another approach is to chooseMaterial, different from that from which the table top is made, give preference to bright colors and contrast solutions. An additional plus: the more obvious is how the bar counter helps to zonate space. The kitchen will appear more visually if, after examining it, you can clearly distinguish between the place for lunch, the working area, and the mini-cabinet at the window, for example. Kitchen Kyton factory Varenna, salon "Kitchen interiors" Helps to use the possibilities of space BRoom, where every centimeter on the account, a full bar is not always appropriate, it's true. But both the classical kitchen and the modern kitchen only benefit from the additional work surface. What trade-offs are possible? For example, a small stand, a peculiar appendix of the table, it is also called cocktail. Another option is to turn a wide sill into a bar counter. Just imagine how nice it will be to have breakfast or work with a view of the street. Ruslan Kirnichansky, architect, designer and design critic: - The bar in the apartment is a phenomenon from the 90's, when people wanted something "like that". A similar trend in kitchens can be observed now, there is demand, and producers respond to it. But think: the bar is so called precisely because it is intended for bars and clubs, and not for living quarters. A fall from a high chair injures an adult, and a child who likes to swing can do even more harm. This is only one situation, but it reveals the ambiguity of such an element. But what if it seems that the installation of the bar is the only possible option? Set the table, which will be a continuation of the kitchen countertop. Two pluses: there is a zone for lunch and an extra place for cooking. If the table - the bar counter is located approximately at the height of the countertop, then there is no need to use high bar stools, which reduces the risk of injury. Fab-im.com Kitchen Artex factory Varenna, interior "Kitchen interiors"