An expertly designed breakfast bar can be a wonderful focal point for your kitchen area. As well as offering more food preparation space, a breakfast bar can also provide some much needed storage space, and with some bar stools, a place to have a bite to eat. If you’re thinking about creating a breakfast bar in your kitchen, have a read of our helpful advice and breakfast bar ideas for inspiration.
Alongside the aesthetic features of having a breakfast bar, the additional space can also be multi-functional and used to your advantage. A breakfast bar with a solid base is a great option if you wish to get more use of it than just table space. Plumbing permitting why not install a sink? You can even install an oven with an overhead extractor fan for a new cooking experience. A breakfast bar can offer more surface area to prepare food, with many storage solutions also opening up. How about a pop up storage facility in the centre, or shelves incorporated into either side? It’s a perfect place for a wine rack! It’s also possible to include integrated power points so you’re free to use kitchen appliances away from the kitchen worktop, or charge your phone without unplugging the kettle or microwave – ideal for when you’re following a recipe online.
Installing one in a smaller kitchen or dining space is another fantastic breakfast bar idea and an ideal solution for somewhere to eat your meals. It’s a more social environment where you can cook for family and friends with them sitting at the breakfast bar. It also creates a more open-plan living situation which is a great way to create the illusion of more space.
The breakfast bar lighting options available here at Dusk Lighting encompass many on-trend styles to fit seamlessly into your kitchen and dining decor. Eglo have perfected the industrial lighting look with their collection of steel industrial pendant ceiling lights. The open cage pendants are bang on the exposed light bulb trend which effortlessly add a sense of sophistication to any room. We have so many contemporary, minimalist lighting designs in our breakfast bar lighting range, the only difficult choice is picking only one of them! So if you want to make your breakfast bar ideas come alive, make sure you check out the collection of lighting available on our store, to help you put together your dream breakfast bar.
There has been a huge interest in multiple lights over breakfast bars or dining tables which has seen lighting brands including Dar Lighting creating light bar pendant lights. You could create your own multiple light by investing in two or three pendant lights and hanging them together. For those who are all about impeccable style and luxe fixtures, we recommend the statement lights from Hinkley Lighting whose chandeliers are impressive and would create an excellent presence. These pendant and chandelier light designs definitely have a visual appeal, and statement lights are on the mind of any keen home interiors fan.
Kitchen spotlights are discreet and can be positioned to highlight a certain area, making them suitable for a less intrusive and more practical lighting choice for your breakfast bar or kitchen island area. The LED lighting with spotlights offer an energy efficient solution to your home lighting fixtures. Opt for modern polished chrome for a stand out finish, or seek the white finish for an easily blended look. Add some cabinet lights and your kitchen will feel completely transformed and updated!
An excellent way to feature colour in your kitchen can be through the choice of lighting. Bright lampshades or ones including your accent shade can bring a colour scheme together perfectly. The Union pendant lights from Firstlight finished in pale blue, mushroom or cream can fit in well with neutral kitchen decor, whilst the Funk 22 range from Nordlux offer pops of vibrant colour. We have plenty of contemporary copper and brushed aluminium lampshades available which will inject some modern style into your kitchen with minimum effort or commitment.
Improve your kitchen and dining experience with one of our breakfast bar ideas, complete with modern lighting with the specialised breakfast bar lighting range from Dusk Lighting, and enjoy a whole new dimension of kitchen interior style. For even more options, take a look through our collection of kitchen lighting on our store.