5 Breathtaking Kitchen Bar Designs

Whether you’re the “hostess with the most-ess” or simply love the extra counter space a kitchen bar provides, we’re confident you’ll love these kitchen bar designs made to inspire.

Have you been contemplating adding a bar to your kitchen? With summer officially over and get-togethers making their way indoors, now is a perfect time. People who love to entertain often have a kitchen bar in their home, but don’t worry if entertaining isn’t your thing! With so many ways to design and use a kitchen bar, anyone can benefit from its functionality!

Why A Kitchen Bar?

There are many unique benefits to adding a bar to your kitchen – Besides aesthetic appeal, of course! Most kitchen bar designs offer extra storage space, countertop surface area, and seating – Plus, a kitchen bar gives your kitchen the perfect go-to area for entertaining!

You can also use a kitchen bar to create separation between your kitchen and dining or living room, specifically if you have an open floor plan. The right kitchen bar design will seamlessly give your kitchen the extra flair you’ve been dreaming of while providing the functionality you desire.

Our Top 5 Awe-Inspiring Kitchen Bar Designs:

  1. Bright White With Extra Flair
  2. Outdoor Ease
  3. Front And Center
  4. Small Space Chic
  5. A Wood Statement

Keep In Mind

With so many different bar designs to choose from – Wet bars, breakfast bars, floating bars, back bars, and coffee bars, to name a few – Figuring out the ideal kitchen bar concept for you takes a little brainstorming.

When searching for kitchen bar ideas, keep in mind what you’ll be using your bar for, the amount of available kitchen space you have, and what bar elements you consider your “must-haves.” Doing so will help fine-tune your vision and create the perfect focal point to your kitchen. 

To help spark your creativity for your own kitchen bar, we’ve put together our top 5 awe-inspiring kitchen bar designs that are absolutely show-stopping! With something for every style and designs to fit any size space, we hope you’re as inspired as we are by these stunning kitchen bar designs.

1. Bright White With Extra Flair

A bright white bar area adds a vibrant and airy appeal to the kitchen. Whether you prefer all white or pops of color, you’re guaranteed to end up with an elegant, clean finish when you go with a white kitchen bar.

Contrasting a bright white bar with metallic features and fun bar stools is an easy way to create a unique yet elegant look. This kitchen bar area (1) mixes a metallic gold countertop and footrest with plush pink bar stool backs and dark blue cabinets.

If your style is more subdued, consider adding Mediterranean elements to spice up the stark white. We love how this (2) gorgeous bar area features woven light fixtures, canvas bar stools, and greenery elements to create a crisp and clean aesthetic.

2. Outdoor Ease

Indoor or outdoor, a kitchen bar area offers a lovely space for family and friend’s to gather. Summer may be over, but with a covered outdoor kitchen bar, you’ll be ready to host all the fall festivities to come. If indoors is more your speed, large glass doors can open up your space and bring the outdoors to you with natural light.

This contemporary kitchen bar area (1) is the perfect example of how you can enjoy nature’s landscapes from the comfort of your own home. The large kitchen island seats seven and leaves ample room for preparing food and entertaining guests. All within view of a beautiful backyard – What more could you ask for!

On the more industrial side, this outdoor bar area (2) is an entertainer’s dream. The full kitchen bar features a stovetop, double oven, dual sinks, and plenty of room for guests. Showcasing a natural wood bar top against a jet black island base, this outdoor bar area is truly one of a kind and is pulled together with stone-colored cabinetry.

3. Front And Center

Everyone knows the importance of symmetry in interior design, especially in the kitchen. With a kitchen bar area as the focal point to your kitchen, you can create a beautiful, symmetrical design that is certain to take your breath away.

Beautiful support beams act as a frame for this kitchen bar design (1) and create a crisp, seamless appearance. The soft cream shiplap makes up the bar’s base and pairs flawlessly with modern black and gold bar stools, along with a creamy countertop. Situated central to the living room and kitchen, the kitchen bar works as a divider between the two rooms and is set up perfectly for entertaining.

In this kitchen remodel (2), the kitchen’s bar area is front and center beneath two beautiful pendant lighting. The kitchen island overhangs to allow room for four bronze bar stools and three large storage cabinets. The use of two light fixtures, three cabinets, and four bar stools, creates a stunning focal point.

4. Small Space Chic

Don’t worry if space is limited – A kitchen bar can fit almost anywhere! A floating bar can be added to any extra wall space, while a stand-alone bar is perfect for separating an open floor plan.

This glamorous kitchen bar (1) is a modern masterpiece, and we love how the small bar fits perfectly in the space without being overbearing. Made up of a marble waterfall island and placed squarely between the kitchen and living room, this kitchen bar area may be small, but it is breathtaking. Paired with gold and navy bar stools, the marble kitchen bar adds elegance to this interior.

Have a spare wall that needs a little love? This small kitchen bar (2) makes excellent use of what would otherwise be wasted space. The light-colored shiplap paired with metal bar stools creates a beautiful farmhouse aesthetic and divides the kitchen area from the living room. Acting as a coffee station by day, you can brew your perfect cup right at home. Whether coffee or tea, this kitchen bar has many uses rolled into its modest size.

5. A Wooden Statement

An easy way to make a statement with your kitchen bar area is to use natural wood materials. Wooden countertops contrast beautifully with modern elements and make sure to stand out against both light and dark colors.

This kitchen bar area (1) positions a wood countertop atop a large kitchen island to create an elegant waterfall bar design. Paired with black cushioned bar stools and situated under white pendant light fixtures, this kitchen bar made of mahogany adds the perfect classic touch on this otherwise modern design.

Another great use of wood is in this contemporary kitchen bar area (2). The faux drop-down bar has a light wood top and matte black support legs. With room for five matte black bar stools and plenty of counter space, this kitchen bar area is made for entertaining. This design is situated beneath black pendant lighting and is tied together with light hardwood floors to match the countertop.

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