What Are the Steps to Building a Kitchen Counter Bar?

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To build a kitchen counter bar draw up a plan, measure the existing space and prepare the wall for attaching. Build the box that will hold the cabinetry, construct the base and assemble any shelving. Finish by adding a granite, stone or laminate countertop.

According to HGTV, it is best to begin by assembling all of the tools needed before beginning. Because there are various designs and materials available for building a kitchen breakfast bar, it's a great idea to spend time deciding on the design of the bar and choosing its accessories. Once the design and schematics are complete, follow the project instructions and enlist the help of others if necessary.