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Remodeling  /  February 26, 2022

Why Install a Breakfast Bar in Your Etobicoke Kitchen?

why install breakfast bar

Increased storage, counter space, entertaining areas, and lighting are all on the top of the list when people call for remodelling services in Etobicoke. Breakfast bars can encompass almost all items on the remodel wish list if carefully planned and executed by expert design and build services. Learn more about the benefits of installing a breakfast bar in your kitchen.

Breakfast Bars Make More Room for Eating

Some homeowners might eschew the idea of installing a breakfast bar because they already have a dining room table that seats their family and then some. However, when entertaining, even extension leaves for formal dining room tables and extra seating may not be enough for additional guests to eat comfortably near everyone else.

Rather than stooping to pull out the card table and an ill-fitting tablecloth once again, consider adding a breakfast bar to accommodate additional guests. Even with plenty of seating available, some people like to assign the breakfast bar as the kid’s table since it’s close enough to monitor but far enough away to muffle more mature conversations. Then, when the time is right, graduating to the formal dining room is a rite of passage.

Breakfast Bars Create Additional Counter Space

It is a little-known fact that cooking time is the least exhausting and time-consuming effort in the entire process of completing a meal. The process of getting ingredients, measuring out portions, mixing and preparing the dish for cooking or baking, and then cleaning up after is what takes the majority of a host’s time aside from entertaining guests. Waiting for the bird or lasagna to be done is a mouth-wateringly frustrating event, but getting it prepped for the oven is pure chaos.

The prep process is made exponentially more difficult when there isn’t enough room for all the ingredients, utensils, measuring cups, and mixing bowls that you need to get done. In commercial kitchens, the space is almost entirely filled with cold storage and shiny prep tables as far as the eye can see. For at-home cooks, the same luxury is not often guaranteed. To combat exhaustion before the party even begins, make sure you have plenty of space to comfortably prep. Breakfast bars add additional counter space and an assembly area for getting plates ready.

Breakfast Bars Increase Likelihood of Eating Breakfast

It has long been noted by health care professionals and mothers across the globe that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Getting the right fuel in your body for the different activities you have planned ensures that you get through the day without hitting the mid-afternoon wall or cancelling plans altogether. Your efficacy and ease heading into the evening with plenty of energy left, rely on how you start the day.

Breakfast bar installation may not ensure that you eat right in the morning, but they might increase the likelihood. Rather than worrying about dirtying the formal dining room or getting your clothes wrinkled by sitting on the couch for a bowl of cereal, the breakfast bar offers a quick and easy way to grab a bite to eat.

Consider adding decorative containers to your breakfast bar with snack bars or shelf-stable protein drinks that are easily accessible. Granola bars and applesauce packs make for an excellent afternoon snack for kids when they return from school. If you’re looking for an early evening pick-me-up, consider filling a canister with a selection of roasted mixed nuts to grab while you’re prepping for dinner.

Breakfast bars are all about increasing convenience and functional space in your kitchen. Whether it’s for additional eating and entertaining or you need more space to roll out cookies, breakfast bars are versatile enough to do it all.

Contact the professionals at Handyman Connection for a consultation and estimate on a breakfast bar addition in Etobicoke.

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