Kitchens are one of the most important rooms in a home. It is said that the average person tends to spend up to five hours a day and half of your life in the kitchen. The kitchen is the heart of the home. It is where the family gathers to eat and spend time together or where you have a cup of coffee with a good friend, a place of love and bonding where memories are created. With this much time and emotion spent in a kitchen it is important to have a kitchen that is beautiful, functional and a room that shows off your personality.
If you have a small to medium space in your kitchen and feel you don’t have room to put a standard kitchen table, kitchen bar tables and stools is a stylish and practical way to decorate your kitchen. They are space savers because they are designed with height in mind and not width as they are tall, thin and sleek looking as well as being extremely functional. They are so fashionable that in today’s marketplace there are many styles to choose from that will suit your personality. Prices can start as low as $150.00 for a table with two stools and go higher depending on the material, style and quality.
Here are a few examples that I found on Amazon. (One of my favorite places to shop since they are always reasonable in price) If you want more information on any of these, just click the photo and it will take you to that page.
A popular kitchen design is the eat-in counter top or breakfast bar. They are common in smaller homes, condos and apartments. They are designed to give a small kitchen an open and larger look and feel to it while still being functional. Many people choose to eat all of their meals at the breakfast bar. Since they are so popular there are now numerous kitchen bar stool options to choose from. They are available in; wood, wrought iron, acrylic, plastic, wicker and rattan, including a selection of various heights. It is wise to invest some time online in search of the perfect stool that matches your kitchen and personality.
New homes are now being built with kitchen islands, usually in the center of the kitchen. Kitchen islands are aesthetically pleasing and amazingly functional. It is a place to prepare meals and have family and friends close by to keep you company as you cook. They are the focal point of the kitchen and come in many shapes and sizes. Some islands are equipped with a kitchen sink, dishwasher or stove, others add more cabinet space, but all of them have the extra counter space which is a desirable feature for any cook. In addition, most kitchen islands have an attached yet separate area available to eat. This functions as either a breakfast bar or a kitchen table depending on the size and style. Add bar stools to it and you don’t have the added expense of buying a kitchen table and with the savings you can invest in some really nice decorative bar stools. After all, bar stools have now become the trendy furniture to invest in as much as kitchen or dining room tables were twenty years ago. For more information on these bar stools, click on the image and it will take you to their information page on Amazon. I personally have the last set of bar stools on the bottom row, the high back, leather looking ones. I love them! It is so nice to have friends be able to sit and chat with me while I’m preparing appetizers etc for a gathering. It sure beats them standing in the kitchen getting in my way. hahahaha.
Other kitchen furniture ideas that add personality, warmth and beauty in addition to being functional are: a Bakers rack, wine rack, hutch, bookshelves, pot and pan racks and utensil bars. When decorating a kitchen it is good to keep in mind the appliances, cabinets and flooring are important, however, it is the furniture that adds the final touch.