Kitchen bar stools are great for informal dinners and the family on the go. We eat at our counter on the bar stool all the time since we tend to be very informal. Even when you are not eating, it's nice to have bar stool around the kitchen for family and friends to perch on while you are preparing meals.
It adds to family togetherness and keeps the cook from feeling so isolated.
When selecting Bar stools, you’ll want to stick to some basic decorating rules:
Seat height - Kitchen bar stools typically come in 24", 26", 30"; and 34"; so how do you know which one to buy? Ideally, you will want 8” to 12” of space between the seat of the stool and the counter or table. If your counter or table is standard kitchen counter height
then a 24" to 26" stool will do. Taller tables and counters will need larger stools. You might want to experiment with a regular chair and some padding to raise it up (like a book or some blocks of wood) to get a feel for what your most comfortable height is..
Style and comfort - Wood or metal? Arms or no arms? Swivel or stationary? Back rest or no back? Kitchen bar stools come in many designs so you will have to pick the one that best matches your décor and provides the most comfort. I would say that comfort is key here -
don't buy the really snazzy cool one that is uncomfortable unless you don't really plan on sitting in it!
You'll need to match style to your design - a contemporary kitchen will look great with a sleek modern
Italian design but a country kitchen would do better with your standard ladderback.
Color and Materials - Match the color and materials of your kitchen bar stools to the décor of your kitchen. Many manufacturers provide a selection of seta coverings so you will be able to match color. Some kitchen designs can get away with a nice wrought iron stool (such as French, Italian,
Caribbean and even a lodge design). While others will do much better with wood or veneer. Use your judgment and match the wood to the woods in your cabinetry and other furniture.
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