How to Install Breakfast Bar Legs to Kitchen Worksurfaces
Whether as a feature or an extension of the existing surfaces throughout your kitchen, our wide choice of worktops can be used to create a highly-functional breakfast bar.
If you are looking for legs to support a breakfast bar or any other overhanging kitchen worksurfaces, then do consider our range of breakfast bar legs. These legs are available in chrome, oak or a white painted finish, and are designed to support any worktop that protrudes over the edge of your kitchen cabinets by more than 300mm.
For larger breakfast bars, we would recommend that one breakfast bar leg is used for every metre of unsupported worktop; this is to make sure that the weight of the surface is evenly distributed and does not put strain on the rest of the surface.
Attaching Chrome Legs to Kitchen Worksurfaces
Our chrome breakfast bar legs have a brushed finish that looks superb in modern kitchens. These legs include an anodised steel bracket that allows you to firmly attach the bracket to the underside of any surface.
The bracket should be attached using three large screws that can be affixed to the leg without penetrating too far into the worktop. If you have solid wood worktops, we recommend that you use small washers between the head of the screw and the bracket, to allow for any small movements as the surface expands and contracts with changes in environmental temperature.
These chrome legs are 870mm tall, but have a degree of adjustment at the bottom to suit the height of your worktops.
Attaching Wooden Legs to Kitchen Worktops
If you have a traditional-styled kitchen or would prefer legs to match hardwood worktops, our range of wooden breakfast bar legs may be better-suited. Choose from a sanded oak breakfast bar leg that can be finished with a treatment of your choosing; a pre-oiled oak breakfast bar leg; or a white painted breakfast bar leg, which has been finished in Farrow & Ball’s New White.
These legs measure 870mm tall, which we believe is the perfect height for standard breakfast bars, but – as they are solid hardwood – they can be cut to size easily if needed. Our wooden breakfast bar legs do not come with any brackets or mountings, allowing you to affix them in an appropriate fashion to suit your kitchen theme.
For most situations we would recommend using four large angled brackets with slotted holes that will allow the leg to move as the worktop expands and contracts with environmental temperature changes. The brackets should be attached to both the breakfast bar leg and the worktop using screws of an appropriate length – too short and they may not hold securely, too long and they may affect the top surface of the worktop.
Whilst we do not currently have all of these breakfast bar legs on display, each of the Worktop Express showrooms does feature a kitchen with a breakfast bar that will help you to envisage how one may look in your kitchen. Why not pay us a visit today to get more inspiration?