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What is the difference betweek and breakfast bar and a island in a kitchen?


Asked by QandA at 9:18 PM on Sep. 29, 2010 in Home & Garden

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  • An island is a cluster of cabnits in the center of a kitchen. Usually in the empty space with a "U" of cabnits around it. It can include a breakfast bar, which is an extended piece of counter that people can slide stools up to and sit at. Usually though a breakfast bar is a peninsela (sp?) extended from an arm of cabnits that people pull stools up to.

    Answer by JazzlikeMraz at 9:20 PM on Sep. 29, 2010

  • The bar is is attached to your counters. The island is a seperate bar in the middle of the kitchen- attached to nothing.

    Answer by mygirlpaige at 9:20 PM on Sep. 29, 2010

  • You can sit at a breakfast bar. An island generally doesn't have overhanging counter space, where you can pull up a chair and eat at. Most islands are used for prep and serving space--having either a cooking surface top or prep sink.

    Answer by LoriKeet at 9:21 PM on Sep. 29, 2010

  • What Jazz said. We have a breakfast bar in our kitchen.  It actually extends the entire length of the penninsula.  The sink is in the corner but there's enough space for 5 stools which is perfect because we have 5 kids.


    Answer by justanotherjen at 12:21 AM on Sep. 30, 2010