Viollette Camus Counter Stools January 22, 2018 17:58:40
Gone are the days of the "standard" 30-inch kitchen counter stool. In the past this height comfortably accommodated most counters and most people. These days, most designers are instead opting for heights of 45 inches or more. When this is the case, trying to sit on a 30-inch counter stool will be quite difficult, as you will be sitting far too low to be comfortable. So, furniture makers decided to adjust the height of the counter stools to be a little taller, now 34 inches,
Counter height stools differ from bar stools in that they are shorter; however, they do offer the same style options and there are just as many varieties to choose from. Because there are so many different stools to choose from, making the right choice can seem a bit daunting and confusing. Dont worry with the right game plan you will be able to choose stools that you love at an affordable price. Here are some key decisions to make when choosing kitchen stools for your home.
Backless counter stools offer a great way to maximize the use of your kitchen space without cramping it up. They provide a comfortable seating wherein you can enjoy a quick snack or have a hearty breakfast. The use of this kind of counter stool has become increasingly popular these days since home spaces are getting smaller and smaller. They practically provide an excellent solution to efficiently decorate a small dining room or kitchen area.
Of course the first thing you need to think about when choosing the perfect counter stools for your kitchen is what style do you want for your stools. Because counter height stools are available in so many different colors, shapes, patterns, and designs you be sure to find just the style youre looking for once you make a few decisions about the kind of stool you want. Do you want a kitchen stool with a back or would you prefer a backless one? Do you want a stool that swivels or one thats still? Would type material should the stool be made of? In order to make these decisions you have to first decide on the overall look of your kitchen and how the stools will fit in. For example if your kitchen has more of a contemporary, modern feel you may choose kitchen stools with a wrought iron finish to blend in with the modern theme. If your kitchen has a counter feel, you may want swivel counter stools in an oak wood finish. The important thing to remember when deciding on the style of the stool is to make sure that it blends in seamlessly with the look of the room.
What is a counter stool? It is a stool that goes under the counter. Simple as that. You sit on it, you eat, or do any other kind of activity and then you hop off and go do something else. The thing is, you end up using this little stool quite a bit, especially when it is used for your counter in your kitchen area. Some homes have an actual bar area outside of the kitchen in maybe a game room, or out on a patio, so comfort may not be the biggest factor especially if it is used rarely. Typically these stools will be picked based upon style, design, or just finding the cheapest ones out there. However, if you are getting stools that are going under your kitchen counter at home you might as well find some decently comfortable ones because chances are you will be using it a lot.
The Foot Rail. Determining the height for a counter stool is only one of the comfort factors. Foot placement is also very important so the location of the foot rail must be taken into account before purchasing a counter stool. For a person of average height (using the current standard of 510" for an adult male) foot rail placement is usually midway to the floor or halfway between the seat and the floor. It is important to test out the placement of a foot rail. While on first appearances it may not seem so important, if you are unable to reach it, or you have to bend your legs too far to put them on it, this seating option could be very uncomfortable.