It is not uncommon for the kitchen table to be used for more than family dinners. In fact, the last step before serving a meal is often clearing the table of whatever other use is going on. It might be the children doing homework, for example. If you are planning a kitchen renovation, one suggestion that could save you time and provide other benefits besides is including a kitchen bar. The great thing about kitchen bars is that they have tons of potential uses. Here are a few ideas that go beyond being a homework station:
- Beverage station- While the word “bar” might get you thinking about storage and serving of wine and spirits, a kitchen bar can also make a great coffee station or include a mini-fridge for sodas and bottled water.
- Baking or candy making- A separate area where you can enjoy creating pastries, pies, bread, or candy is another great idea for a kitchen bar. Consider a marble countertop, which is ideal for this purpose.
- Work area- A kitchen bar can be a great place to sit down and work on the week’s menu, read your email, compile a grocery list, pull up a recipe on your computer, or do anything else you need to accomplish.
- Extra prep area- Don’t buy into the “too many cooks spoil the broth” adage. Instead, go with the “many hands make light work” one and take all the prep help you can get!
At Carolinas Custom Kitchen & Bath Center, we are confident that you can come up with even more ways to take advantage of a kitchen bar in your remodeled kitchen, so don’t hesitate to ask us to include one in your design. We are proud to offer innovative options for our customers in the Lake Norman, North Carolina area who want ultimate functionality and value from a kitchen renovation project. Reach out today to learn more or to schedule a consultation.