Raised breakfast bar or extended counter, level with sink?
July 10, 2013 in Design Dilemma
I hate seeing dirty dishes when entertaining. The new open concept in our new home offers either a raised or level counter between the great room and kitchen. Would it be really outdated to keep a clutter concealing raised counter between the 2 rooms? The raised counter could be also used as a serving buffet.
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I like the idea of a raised counter, you could even do it in a contrasting material/color to give a feeling of belonging in the great room as a buffet.
July 10, 2013 at 1:32pm      Thanked by sjr
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July 10, 2013 at 1:43pm      Thanked by sjr
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Just so we are getting the picture, is this a peninsula or an island?
July 10, 2013 at 1:43pm   
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Not at all, I design them into my kitchens all the time. It is a perfect opportunity to add a different counter top material to that upper counter, something like glass, wood or maybe a different granite. Here are some examples of glass counter tops.
July 10, 2013 at 1:45pm      Thanked by sjr
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It's a "development" so there is no opportunity for such a wonderful change. The waterfall concept is great, too. But the same restrictions apply by the builder. Maybe sometime when I re-do the kitchen, I will consider such suggestions. But since this is a retirement home, I'll probably be loving my counter just as it is...once it is complete. Many thanks for all these ideas!
July 10, 2013 at 1:56pm   
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do you have any photos of the builder's options?
July 10, 2013 at 2:04pm      Thanked by sjr
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So sorry, but I don't. It is a slightly off-white raised panel cabinet with River White granite.The floor is a 24" rectified tile (ceramic with very little grout) which is supposed to look similar to crema marfil. If I later add a small island, I'll probably change the wood & counter top to contrast in some way what will be the main part of the kitchen. It is being built, so the island will be up for a discussion at another time. I'll have pictures then. Thanks for everyone's input!!
July 10, 2013 at 2:14pm   
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I am so glad I came across this post - I was wondering what to do with our breakfast bar when re-covering our laminate counter in stone. This waterfall edge just on the raised section is gorgeous, perfect!!
June 13, 2014 at 4:27am      Thanked by sjr
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