Tyler - Blog

Choosing Between a Kitchen Island & Breakfast Bar

Kitchens have gradually evolved into multi-functional rooms. The hub of every home, they not only provide a space to prepare and cook food, they are often big enough to replace a formal dining room. Today, kitchen remodeling contractors are being called on to design a combination kitchen and dining room in lieu of a formal dining room and kitchen. 


Most kitchens these days also have a kitchen island or a breakfast bar meant to be used for food preparation and informal meals. In today’s kitchen, what will work best: a kitchen island or a breakfast bar? Read through the pros and cons of each.

  • Kitchen islands not only offer a generous work surface, but plenty of storage underneath.

  • Your island’s size can be adjusted to fit the space available.

  • Kitchen islands can double as a breakfast bar and provide a comfortable space for eating. 

  • The space is versatile. Prep meals, sit and chat with friends, or have the kids sit and do their homework. 

A kitchen island will require quite a bit of space, so it likely won’t work in a galley kitchen. Kitchen islands are better suited to L- or U-shaped kitchens with sufficient space. You could add a different surface material for the eating area for an interesting twist. 

On the other hand, here are some advantages of breakfast bars.

  • Need an extra work surface? A breakfast bar provides that.

  • Great for informal dining and quick breakfasts, breakfast bars will usually seat three to four people.

  • They can serve as divider between the working kitchen and the dining area.

  • Depending on available space and the unit’s depth, you can build in storage underneath the bar on the kitchen side.

Work With Our Experienced Designers

As a leader in the industry, DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen of Tyler is your top choice for exceptional  contemporary kitchen remodel services in Texas. To learn more about what we can do for you and your home, simply give us a call at (903) 255-7111. Let’s start a conversation today!


Recent Posts
Ways to Protect Your Home & Keep It Clean During a Remodel

Some dust and debris are unavoidable during a remodel. In today’s article, DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen of Tyler, the leading kitchen renovation expert in our local area, will discuss how you can help to keep your home protected during the remodeling process. Clear Out the Work Area The first thing[...]

Read More

Creative Tile Design Ideas for Your Home

Tiles are no longer just used on backsplashes, bathroom walls and floors. There are plenty of ways you can use this beautiful building material to enhance your home. Tiles are a versatile interior design element and you can use them to express your personality or to highlight unique features of[...]

Read More

Design Your Space With the Help of Our Experts.