Breakfast Bar Design Help

lucyengleMarch 9, 2013
I'm looking for ideas/standards/ recommendations on how to design my breakfast bar.

I removed my pantry because my kitchen was big enough to have a pantry cabinet and I am attempting to make it a more open floor plan.

I want to use granite for the breakfast bar counter top so I'm looking for standards as far as how wide the counter should be to be comfortable so the you don't hit your knees, how to support the granite, how far apart the supports need to be and how much of the granite can hang past the supports? Also how tall would you recommend the breakfast bar to be, I was thinking the same height as my lower cabinets (34" not including the granite) but I could be wrong.

Now as far as design ideas if you look at the picture, to the left is my kitchen, right is my living room, and straight are my stairs and the door leading to the garage. I have trusses so I don't need to worry about the wall being load bearing so my initial idea is to make a half wall between the living room and stairs with a door way leading to the living room which mimics the doorway leading to the kitchen from the stairs landing. Then I would make a half wall between the kitchen and stairs that goes to the cabinets and make it a 4 person breakfast bar (2 on the kitchen side and 2 in front of the stairs) so you could see the TV thats in the living room from the kitchen side breakfast bar. If I wrapped the breakfast bar around to be in the kitchen and in front of the stairs would you make the corner rounded or a 90 degree angle?

I would love to know what you think, if you have any recommendations/ design ideas and if you would do this any differently. Let me know if you need any more information and thanks for your help!!
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dalma darling
What did you decide to do here? Your post is from a few weeks back, but I'd love an update and offer assistance on any questions you have now!
    Bookmark   April 24, 2013 at 10:07PM
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