• Hometalker
  • Burlington, NJ
Asked on Apr 13, 2019

How can I extend my kitchen stone counter to a breakfast counter?



We need to find a way to extend our stone counter to accommodate stools so that we can have a place to sit and eat.. we presently have to move to the dining room to sit down and eat any meal. There is no room for a small breakfast table and chairs. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.

5 answers
  • William
    on Apr 13, 2019

    The height of the counter will not accommodate stools and sitting. it would be too low. You need to add height to the counter for a breakfast bar.

  • Kelli L. Milligan
    on Apr 13, 2019

    You either need to remake top is deeper and add brackets for the overhang (usually 12 inches) or add a new ledge lower than the counter at table height (30 " off floor) add support brackets for an overhang of about 12 to 15 inches.

  • Vimarhonor
    on Apr 13, 2019

    Hello could you possibly post a photograph to better see your situation and have an idea of the space you have available? Having a visual might be best guidance to a help find the best suggestions or potential solution to best know what you are dealing with.

    I have an elevated bar seating opposite my granite countertop kitchen sink location.

  • DesertRose
    on Apr 13, 2019

    You might consider making a slightly lower counter for the breakfast bar and make it from a different but complimentary material/color so you don't have to match the granite exactly. I was going to post the photo above with the tutorial but they beat me to it, but my added thought is to cover it with tiles or something similar? Hope this helps, Ron!

  • Valleycat1
    on Apr 13, 2019

    In an rv we had, we had a hinged section attached to the counter that we could fold up when needed. In your case you might want to use butcher block or wood. Ours had the lock-in-place supports to keep it up, with a release catch to lower it again. Or you could go with the “half table “ look with two legs and the top attached to the side of the counter for something more built-in.

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