The desire to create a home interior with a twist, while bright and comfortable increasingly occurs in modern families.
In most kitchens standard apartments do not have enough space for an additional worktop, and in modern apartments, there are more and more living rooms combined with kitchens, so consider ways to use bar counters in the living room.
Integrate this object very easily due to the variety of sizes and shapes, and suitable parameters are easy to pick up for reasons of space saving, ease of use and functionality.
You can arrange the rack both in the corner of the room and at the window, or use it as a separator with a kitchen area.
Such a table top can be installed as a single surface for eating, and in addition to a dining table.
The example of these photos of the bar in the living room shows how convenient it is to use it at home.
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What are the bar counters?
Now four main types of bar counters are used in the interior of the living room: a partition-wall, an island, a separator and a two-level one.
The partition, which is clear from the name, is able to replace a wall between rooms or to separate a corridor zone, which is very convenient, because instead of a screen or bulky furniture, a really useful design fits into the interior.
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The separator is used for zoning the living room combined with the kitchen, which is necessary in modern apartment-studios, where the reception room is combined with the cooking area.
An island bar counter can be located in a spacious room, only in the center of a large hall it will be appropriate and effective, otherwise such a bar counter in a small living room will be a permanent obstacle on the way.
A two-level bar counter is a composition of several worktops of different heights, which at times increases its convenience and functionality for the whole family: children can easily play or draw on a low surface, and adults will easily find a place with a laptop and have lunch at a table with a classic height, and then use the top panel to mix a refreshing drink in the shaker.
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Materials for the production of bar counters
In terms of ease of use materials can be arranged as follows: chipboard, quartz agglomerate, natural stone and natural wood.
Particleboard is the most economical and easy-care material for creating any furniture, besides it is resistant to moisture and other physical effects, and a special plastic coating makes it possible to choose any gamut.
Quartz plates are used for facade cladding, which already speaks of its strength and protection from any damage.
The stand made of natural stone requires special conditions and very careful handling, because the main materials - more often it is granite or marble, do not like scratches and blows.
Natural wood looks chic and relevant at all times. However, it should be remembered that this elegant material is gentle enough and you need to be careful in handling it, as well as paying attention to detergents when cleaning, as not everyone can carefully clean the wood.
Correct lighting of the bar
The bar counter in the living room in a modern style looks organically under specific lighting: it is necessary to highlight the zone with spotlights or cozy sconces.
Depending on the desired effect, you can choose a diode lamp as the main light source, low-power chandeliers above the countertop will give a soft accent to the items standing on it, the floor lamps will add comfort, and many bright lamps will remind you of a party at the club.
When installing the built-in lighting, it is important to make separate switches for each zone and vary the luminaires according to the degree of brightness for different times of the day.
Bar counters in the interior of the living room - this is always a good solution, which gives a touch to the interior, delights the guests and is convenient to use.
Photo of a bar in the living room