Having made a modern renovation in your kitchen, you will think about the bar counter, which fits perfectly into the overall interior and makes it more relaxed.
The bar counter in the studio apartment
It is suitable for separately allocated kitchen, and for studio apartment in which the rack is capable to zone space, without overloading it. The bar counter in the interiors of apartments is popular abroad, where people are known for their love for snacks, however, eating food in Russia is a kind of ritual, and therefore the design has acquired its own characteristics.
Classic bar counter
Bar counter with a bookcase
If the area your apartment is quite large, you can arrange a separate full bar, which will not apply to the kitchen. In such a bar there is a place for washing, there is a refrigerator for drinks and cabinets with a variety of alcohol.
With this arrangement, the bar counter completely fulfills its original functions and is a place of rest where you can drink. This option is relevant for small families living in a studio apartment. In this case, the design can be located anywhere in the room.
Unfortunately, the range of bar counters in shops is small. As a rule, you will be able to find accessories for it: shelves, lighting, tabletop, accessories. We have to select and complete everything in such a way that the design is combined with the general interior of the room in which it is located.
Assembly of the bar counter
To make the bar stand in your interior , it is necessary to determine the material for its manufacture. For this you can use: wood, glass, chipboard, natural or artificial stone, metal and combinations of these materials. Corinth is mainly used to finish the tabletop, which is durable and is available in a wide range of colors. From it, you can easily make the desired shape that fits your room.
When manufacturing it is not necessary to make the tabletop of the same material as the work surface.
When setting up a rack, you must intelligently and beautifully use the space above it. Shelves and sheds for wine glasses, fruit baskets, napkin holders can be placed here. Having made such a multifunctional "tree", you use space and decorate the room.
In the presence of a small kitchen, it is not necessary to deny yourself a bar. In this case, it is combined with the dining area, but is made slightly above the table. You should not make the rack too high, because in a small room it will look inappropriate. The best option would be to continue the work surface or tabletop, that is, the location in the same plane with the other objects.
The following tool and material must be prepared:
The manufacturing process is as follows:
If you want to install a backlight on the bar in the future, then you should immediately connect the wires to the construction, leaving the terminals outside. When the frame is completely ready, check it for stability. After that, you can proceed to the fastening of drywall. Hats of self-tapping screws should be slightly embedded in drywall. After they will be easier to putty, and the entire surface of the bar counter to paint.
After installing the drywall, each joint must be puttyed with a mounting grid. This will prevent cracking.
If, upon completion of the work, there are places where the stand does not adhere well to the wall or floor, these gaps can be treated with a sealant. Install a plinth at the floor.
For work, you will need the following set of materials:
A wooden stand with a marble worktop
The manufacturing process is as follows:
All wooden elements of the rack should be treated with special anti-corrosion compounds to increase moisture resistance and to protect against fire.
Fill all the gaps between the bar, wall and floor with acrylic sealant. The ends of the installed countertops should be closed molding.
The brick bar counter is a truly solid structure, which is distinguished by its high strength. If the apartment has a wooden floor, then the creation of such a structure will have to be abandoned.
For construction, you will need cement mortar and bricks. The design will look like a parallelepiped. Row after row is laid brickwork, sealed with mortar. For facing such a stand, a facing red brick is better suited, the laying of which is carried out under the jointing. As for the table top, it can be made of natural stone, wood or MDF slabs.
Bar counters can also be made from natural stone. For example, polished granite is an excellent option. The surface is not afraid of moisture, sharp objects, hot and cold, and there are no stains on it.
In order for the installed stone worktop to have a finished look, its edges are decorated with a decorative facet.
There are a number of advantages in using natural stone:
White central bar When you will think over the design of the bar counter, try to follow the measure. That is, the design should not be overloaded with a variety of objects and parts. It is worth starting from the three basic rules:
Classic style bar counter
At the same time being a table
Bar with work surface
With an additional surface
With the help of the provided diagrams and drawings, you can design and make a bar stand yourself:
Drawing of the bar counter
Elements of the bar counter
Scheme of the bar counter on the pipe
Scheme of the wooden bar counter
Brick construction scheme
Kitchen scheme with