Important Tips for Purchasing Barstools

Important Tips for Purchasing Barstools

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Do you need help in choosing the barstool for your kitchen? There are some practical factors to keep in mind in order to ensure that the barstool you choose will work well for your space. Barstools appear in different sizes, shapes, and styles to fit any décor.

  1. Back or without a back.

Make sure you take into consideration if you will want a back or backless barstool when shopping. Barstools with no back will provide you with a cleaner and elegant look and take less space, which is a major consideration in a small space room, but it may not be adequate if you spend much of your time sitting on a barstool. If you plan on spending much time sitting on the counter, a barstool with a back is the right way to feel comfortable. Additionally, if small children are at home, bar stools from with a backrest can be a better option for more support and security.

  1. Match with wood finish.

If you are searching for a wooden barstool, look out for other related wood finishes in the kitchen (that is, cabinets and hardwood floors). Match that same finishing for a unique look or choose a lighter or darker wood for more contrast.

  1. Height.

There is a difference in height between the counter and barstools. Control barstools hold under 36 high countertops while barstools can fit under 42 high countertops. Before you go on shopping, measure the height between the floor and the counters underside to ensure that you have chosen a counter stool or a barstool that has the right height. Do not forget to consider the height of your hand on the barstool to ensure that you can place them below the counter and that your arms do not get in the way.

  1. Seat cushion.

Depending on the time you spend sitting on barstools, you may want to choose a barstool that has a cushion or a lined seat for more comfort.  

  1. How many will you need?

The general thumb rule is to allow between 26 to 30 centimeters between the centers of each barstool or a single stool for 2- 2 1/2 feet. This ensures that everyone who sits on the counter has enough arm space and feels much comfortable. Leave 15 inches from the end of the counter in order to avoid making the barstools look too full.