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How to Choose the Right Stools For Your Kitchen - A Basic Bar Stool GuideIndustrial Vintage Bar Stool Bar Stools

Choosing the Right Height

Chair stool

Chair stool heights are generally 18″ from floor to seat.
Pair with a table or counter 28″-30″ in height.

Counter stool

Counter stool heights are generally 24″-26″ inches from floor to seat.
Pair with a table or counter 36″-39″ in height.

Bar stool

Bar stool heights are generally 28″-30″ from floor to seat.
Pair with a table or counter 40″-42″ in height.

How Many Stools Can You Fit?

  • If the widest part of your stool is 16″-18″ allow 21″-22″ of space per stool.

  • If the widest part of your stool is 19″- 22″ allow 24″ to 25″ of space per stool.

  • If you choose stools that swivel and/or have arms, you’ll need to add a bit more space between stools.


Consider The Style Of Stool

  • Busy or narrow spaces: choose backless seating that can easily tuck away.
  • Want something more lounge-worth: choose a broad-backed stool with deep seating
  • Is food being served? Consider a low-maintenance material, such as leather, wood or metal.
  • If you choose upholstered stools, choose a microfiber that easily wipes clean. Or, choose cushions that you can swap out.

There's always a way to find a stool that complements your look whether the space is traditional, rustic or contemporary.

There’s no need to be too matchy-matchy. If, for example, your dining room is adjacent to your kitchen, it’s not necessary to match the style of seating. And if you already have a lot of wood, try mixing it up with metal stools. Keep an open mind, and you’ll find just the right look for your kitchen.


   

Finding the right stools for your kitchen is challenging because there are so many factors to consider, including height, style and comfort. Below is a quick guide to helping you find the best stools for your kitchen island, breakfast bar or even your in-home pub.


Choose the Right Height

There's always a dilemma of whether the chair should be Bar Height or Counter Height...

To determine which stool you need, measure the height of your table or counter.
Keep in mind you need 9″-13″ between the seat and the counter for seating comfort.
  • Chair stool heights are generally 18″ from floor to seat. å
    Pair with a table or counter 28″-30″ in height.

  • Counter stool heights are generally 24″-26″ inches from floor to seat. Pair with a table or counter 36″-39″ in height.

  • Bar stool heights are generally 28″-30″ from floor to seat. Pair with a table or counter 40″-42″ in height.

     

Determine How Many Stools You Can Fit

It’s important to provide enough space between stools for people without bumping elbows.

Rules of thumb:

  • If the widest part of your stool is 16″-18″ allow 21″-22″ of space per stool.
  • If the widest part of your stool is 19″- 22″ allow 24″ to 25″ of space per stool.
  • If you choose stools that swivel and/or have arms, you’ll need to add a bit more space between stools.

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