Bar Wooden Stools: How to Select for Your Kitchen

Brown Wooden Outdoor Bar Stools

Today, kitchen counters are not rare. Almost all people having not small kitchen, try to double a chamber into two parts. And they do it with the help of the counter. Here are some important advices on how to choose right bar stool chairs for the kitchen.

Make some measurements

The distance between counter and seat is important. Remember the height of table and, when shopping for stools, try to find perfect suit just for your kitchen. Not all counters are placed at a same level, and the furniture market offers not only great variety of designs, but also the variety of sizes.

Speaking about the barstools to be pared with the bar counters in the kitchen, they always should be higher than common chairs. The average size is 30”. But depending on the height of the counter the size may differ from 26” up to 34”. First of all, measure your counter, then the choice of the bar stool will become easier.

Cherry Wood Kitchen With Black Bar Stools

Give the preference to height Adjustable Seat

This function is very important, especially when you are not totally sure that you’ve made correct measurements. Thus, even small kitchen bar stools will be easily lowered or raised if such need occurs.

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Presence of children in your family is another reason to purchase height adjustable stool. Thus, they can easily reach the level of the counter and sit with you without feeling themselves uncomfortable. If you know that bar stools you are purchasing will often be used by children, make sure that quality of your purchase is at high level, and, what even more important, that they are sturdy. Probably, you will not want your child to fall from it and get hurt.

Is back needed?

There are several things to consider about bar seats with back and without it. Define, who and how will use them most often. High stools with backs for kitchen are good for small kids and for you, if you will spend much time sitting in it. Backless chairs are good for saving space in the room. The rest depends on your personal taste and requirements.

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Material, shape and upholstery

These characteristics are of great importance, especially if you care about the look of your kitchen.

Almost everything that concerns shape of the stool depends on your taste and desires. Just remember about the shape of your room and consider it when choosing such pieces in the shop.

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Wooden stools for kitchen will give your place a great look, but if you want to get a minimal look, then shop for plain metal chairs. They will look extremely great and very sharp.

Stools with upholstery will add a color to the apartment and will make it shine with new colors.

Couple more advices

When looking for the comfortable and cozy barstool, remember that the one with the bottom bar will have more advantages. Thus, you will feel total comfort sitting in the residential bar stool, when your legs will not dangle. Another life-hack is stools with protective caps placed on the legs, in order not to scratch the floor.

Bar Wooden Stools: How to Select for Your Kitchen updated: August 4, 2016 by author: Linda Carpenter


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