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Breakfast Bars That Make a Stylish Statement

Breakfast bars–they’re not just for breakfast! In fact, these handy spaces are often seen as a bonus when it comes to extra seating. The perfect place for guests to sit and keep the chef company during gatherings and an ideal spot for a casual meal, breakfast bars are a true decorating perk. But how do you punctuate them with style? Perhaps it’s with the perfect set of kitchen stools. Or maybe it involves emulating the look of your favorite restaurant bar!

Today we feature 10 stunning breakfast bars that ooze style. Check them out, then share your favorites in the “Comments” section at the end of the post!

Breakfast Bar Seating Possibilities

Our first set kitchen bars are unforgettable, thanks to the seating that accompanies them. It’s hard not to admire the log-style look of the barstools below, which were custom-made by the homeowner. Let’s hear it for unexpected touches that stylishly catch us by surprise! [from Heather Merenda via Houzz]

Kitchen bar with log stools

Not only does the kitchen bar in the next image feature rustic wooden planks, it showcases equally rustic seating, thanks to wood and metal stools that boast a contemporary look. [from Jackson Design & Remodeling]

Earthy modern breakfast bar

Sometimes a kitchen bar has seating so memorable, it’s hard to imagine it with any other chair or stool set. The cool metallic tones and contemporary forms of the barstools below are the perfect complement to the neutral shades of the breakfast bar. [from Witt Construction]

Kitchen bar with modern seating

We’re loving the icy look of the bar seating below! Curious about these pieces? Say hello to the Ice Stool from Calligaris. More good news: These swivel stools are height-adjustable for your convenience. [from Ana Williamson Architect]

Sleek kitchen bar

This breakfast bar features attached stools from Seating Innovations. Not only do they reinforce the look of this modern kitchen, they free up space and allow for a little foot support below, as shown in the next image.  [from Upland Developments]

Breakfast bar with attached seating

 Unique Kitchen Bars

Our next set of featured images highlights kitchen bars that are anything but straightforward. In fact, they each have that “extra special something” that makes a memorable impression. There’s nothing like a bar with a view! Which is why the kitchen bar below stretches across a large window… [from Kaplan Thompson Architects]

Window-side kitchen bar

The next featured bar is also a kitchen island. Wondering about that gorgeous stone? It’s white onyx, which is admired for its transparency. Look a little closer, and you’ll notice the glow of lighting from underneath. [from Wood Inc.]

Modern kitchen island bar

The breakfast bar below is also an island/table! Wooden accents create a striking contrast in this modern kitchen. Not to mention, the added bar proves that where there’s a will there’s a way when it comes to extra seating! [from Cliff Spencer Furniture Maker]

Kitchen island, table and bar

We’re loving the rocky breakfast in the next image, which is complemented by wooden stools that provide the perfect contrast to the white-on-white bar construction. There’s nothing like a little texture to create a standout feature! [from Hollub Homes]

Rocky kitchen bar with wooden stools

We end today’s post with a real showstopper! A pool clubhouse indoor/outdoor bar. Yes, you can enjoy this bar from each side, and a roll-up window makes it possible for inhabitants of both areas to visit with one another. [from SoCal Contractor]

Indoor-outdoor kitchen bar

Which kitchen bar above is your favorite? what makes it memorable? Is it the seating? The premium materials? The overall style? Share your thoughts by leaving a comment below…

Kate Simmons

Kate Simmons is a freelance writer and design blogger with a love of all things decor. She spent her childhood writing stories and working on interior design-themed DIY projects. Kate’s published writing reflects her special interest in how design has changed through the decades. Her blog Mirror80 ( http://mirror80.com/) explores the fashion and [...]

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