Add a Bar to Your Kitchen Counter to Create Space
If you’ve always liked the idea of an eat-in kitchen with a bar that overlooks the meal-preparation area, it might be easier to add this feature than you thought.
DIY-friendly companies such as Ikea sell brackets designed for just this type of addition. If you have a base material such as wood or laminate (that would let you drill holes into it), you can fasten a long, narrow bar area to an existing counter.
The brackets are only $15 for a two-pack at Ikea. Of course, you need to buy your own bar top material, but you don’t necessarily have to match your existing countertops (which can be tough with something installed years ago). Try butcherblock for a warm and inviting eating space or glass for a sleek and modern look.