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The bar in the living room

The bar is an interesting and stylishattribute of the kitchen or living room. Particularly well it fits into the interior of the kitchen, where it can help to clearly mark the boundary, where it ends and begins living kitchen. But now we'd like to talk about the bar is in the interior of the living room, where it will perform a variety of functions: the bar area, a dining table, a place for receptions and parties.

Advantages of the bar above the table:

  • The bar rack is more compact, and therefore takes up less space than a large table. Especially this difference is noticeable if we compare the long bar and the large dining table;
  • Thanks to the rounded edges, the stand allows you to sit behind it to a much larger number of people than it is designed;
  • Now the bar is no longer associated only with the bars, but has become densely integrated into ordinary apartments and is not perceived as ambiguously as before;
  • Because of its compact size, the rack does not require a large table serving, and therefore serve it very quickly and simply;
  • The rack gives any interior some kind of informality and a feeling of an endless party;

To fit in the lounge bar

Often, in order to save space, rather thandining table in the living room are placed the bar. Of course, you need to take into account the number of occupants in the apartment, as there is only a regular at the bar will be convenient to a family of two, maximum three people. Bar table instead of the table is more suitable for young couples or single people without children. Children bar will be uncomfortable, because its standard height of 1.1 m. - 1.2 m Agree, it's too high for children under the age of 10 years.

Even more to the idea of ​​a bar in the living roomsuitable for families, who rarely eat at home and lead an active social life, often throw parties and receive guests. Just for the party stand easily turn into a DJ stand, where besides music also accommodate snacks.


Bar racks can fit in any style andInterior Design. It all depends on your preference and taste. The reception may be the most unusual form, becoming a real center of the interior design. Also worth noting is that the living room - this is the room in which you can implement almost all of its ideas, because it is not a permanent living room, so - it is possible to make and stand, and a bar, and a cinema.



Types of bar counters designs

There are two most common types of bar counters: single-level and multilevel.

One-level rack - a type of racks thatThey represent a single plane - the tabletop, which can be of any shape and length. As a rule, the standard height from the floor of rack ranges from 110 to 120cm. For a comfortable seat width of the overhang rack itself should be no more than 20 cm., Otherwise people of low and medium height have to reach to the very top.



Tiered racks - racks composition, inwhich is the main rack and a different number of additional worktop size is smaller. Usually the main worktop height is about 90 - 100 cm and is provided as a workplace bartender behind the bar, and above it is set another table top in the form of add-ons, which is higher than 20-30cm.


Materials for racks in the living room

Rack in the living room as well as in the kitchen,It operates one rule - a rack should be combined with the rest of the furniture. But at the same time, if you want to focus on the front, you can make it from an unusual material. For example, coarse grinding of wood, concrete, stone, iron, or stainless steel. In a word, in this issue before you open up infinite possibilities.


Stone countertop racks very practical and notless spectacular. Stone can choose natural and artificial. In any case, such a rack would be long. Stone is not fastidious in the care, natural stone has a caveat - you need to remove as much as possible to quickly rack up spillage, so it does not penetrate deep into the stone and did not spoil the color. But on the bar made of quartz agglomerate better not to put very hot food, as it can form a crack.


Racks made of wood are too long,but require mandatory water-repellent, because the main enemy of wood - moisture and bugs. Keep these two factors do not come into contact with your desk. Regularly Inspect wooden rack for damage, as well as annual update moisture repellent coating.


Select the size of the bar

The large living room can be set largeluxury rack that will amaze with its beauty. Or maybe the other way around - you have a small living room, and plenty of space only on a small table, in this case it is better, it is better to install a small rack that will replace and dining, and a coffee table, and a dresser.

small living

This example clearly shows that better small double rack than a table and a complete lack of free space.



Spacious living room

Of course, when there is room and living room area pozvonyaet, you can easily set the length of the rack for 5 people or more.



Bar chairs

Besides the bar, an important roleplay and bar stools on which to sit hosts and guests apartment. The main feature of the bar stools is their height adjustment. Also, in some models have the regulator backrest. Choose chairs on a simple principle - they need to be comfortable and Met support for the back. You may be tempted by the beautiful chairs without backs, but believe me, you will get tired very quickly spin without additional support.

With the help of chairs, you can make smallaccents in the interior, because you do not have to choose very suitable for furniture chairs. This is a rare case in the design, when things can be original and different in style. For example, in the minimalist interior is very nice to be beautiful velvet bar stools.





Light over the bar

The bar will require an additional source oflight above him. Firstly, for one who prepares a drink or food, so that he could clearly see that he is preparing, and secondly, for those sitting behind her. It often becomes a place-hour discussion of interesting topics, golf gambling.

You can set the number of spots, a fewlamps on a long cord, a large chandelier. The main thing is that the light source does not interfere with the guests sit at the counter and are not afraid to catch hold of her head.



In addition to overhead lighting above the counter, there is anotherReception is to focus on the rack - diode lamp tabletop pot. But do not get carried away with plenty of lighting under the worktop to your bar did not like the bar at a nightclub (of course, if it is not the task).



Choosing accessories for racks are not so great, but still there is some variety in this matter:

- Various wall-mounted shelves. Shelves can be very different - big, small, wide. From the shelves can be formed whole composition series;


- Holders of glasses. Usually, the glasses are fixed in the holder vertically, and is convenient and practical;


- Shelves for bottles. A large number of bottles in the bar like a wine collection.


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