Bar counter in the kitchen - what accessories are needed?

bar counter accessories

The bar table, if it is in the kitchen, is statistically operated even more often than the dining table. When purchasing a bar counter, think in advance about what accessories you will need, do you need a hinged bar system, central and side shelves, or will it be enough to hang a small cabinet?

Pros and cons of bar counter equipment

Accessories for the bar in the kitchen have their pros and cons.


  • This is a great solution if there is not enough space to store things;
  • The central and side shelves are very comfortable and functional to use.


  • the need to regularly clean the dust bottles, glasses, appliances;
  • a large number of accessories overloads the space, especially with filling the rack you need to be the owners small kitchens.

Types and types of equipment bar counter

Accessories and fittings are different in method of fastening, shape, materials and purpose.

By the method of attachment can be identified:

  1. The central shelves for the bar, which are mounted on the pipe in the center;

Central shelves for kitchen bar counter

  1. Side or swivel shelves, which are attached to the pipe to the handle retractable to the side;

Side-swivel shelves for kitchen bar counter

Bar counter in the kitchen - side shelf

  1. Suspended systems that are attached not to the bar and pipe, but to the ceiling.
Suspended bar systems for the storage of glasses, glasses and bottles

The shape of the central and side shelves are conical or round.

By purpose and function, bar accessories are divided into:

  1. Holders for glasses;
  2. Bottle holders;
  3. Universal - for storing things, dishes, food and serving;
  4. Hangers for appliances, mugs, napkins, etc.

Accessories and accessories are most often made of metal or a combination of metal with glass. But the color can be the following variations of metal: gold, bronze, copper, glossy chrome and matte.

The color of accessories and furniture fittings must match the color of the fittings in the kitchen. Read more about the combination of colors in the kitchen interior. here.

Accessories and accessories for the bar in the color of gold and glossy chrome

What furniture fittings are needed to create a multi-level construction of the shelves?

First of all, you need a pipe that performs the function of the base and the base-fixing for shelves. It is made of brass or nickel, and most often it is 50 mm in diameter. The pipe (or bar) is fixed to the support rod to the floor, side fasteners to the wall and / or to the ceiling by ceiling mounting. The bar counter is also attached to the worktop with a special flange.

Accessories and accessories for the kitchen bar counter

How to choose a complete set

Let's see what will really be necessary, and what is better to give up so as not to clutter up the space.

Choose accessories for the bar, it is necessary based on its purpose. In what capacity is it most often used: as a home bar for parties and holidays, as a table for breakfast and snacks, an additional surface for cooking, working at a computer or simply as an accessory that separates kitchen-living room?

If the bar counter is for you, first of all, a resting place with friends, then complete it with a multi-level composition of: a holder for glasses, a central shelf for bottles, a side shelf for serving and storage. If the kitchen and the stand itself are large, and you want to create the atmosphere of a real bar, then install a hinged system.

full set to create a home bar

It is permissible to use more than three shelves only if your bar counter is a bar counter, and not a breakfast table.

If you often cook at the bar table or want to use it to store kitchen utensils, then you will need: triple hangers with hooks on which to hang ladles, a side shelf for serving, a universal central shelf for storing things (preferably with high sides) and wish holder glasses / bottles. But, if there are children in the house, of course, it is better to refuse this idea.

Accessories for the bar in the kitchen

In other cases, it will be enough to put on the wall. instrument railsbaskets for storage of things, plants. And you can just put a small locker or shelf for storing glasses, drinks, dishes and other items that you most often need at breakfast or while working at a computer. From the central and hanging shelves, if there is no urgent need for them and your kitchen is not filled loft stylebetter to give up.

Bar shelves

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