Joie Hamelin Counter Stools January 17, 2018 15:15:58
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 stools are a great way to utilize all of your counter space. It doesnt matter if your counters are of normal or extra tall stature. Placing bar stools around your counters opens up more eating space and creates a more inviting environment for you and your guests. Whenever you are entertaining, or just having a few guests over for some drinks, having kitchen stools around your counter can open unused space in your home.
Now, two other options for counter stools and bar stools include a tropical look stool and something a little on the whimsical side. For the tropical stool, these are made from bamboo or metal painted like bamboo, metal leafs and other tropical motifs, cane back, and a nice swivel design. For a fun barstool, you could choose one made from bright red, blue, or yellow with a curved back and chrome stand and footrest. No matter what your need, you will have a blast shopping around for the right bar stool and counter stool. Prices run the gamut, ranging from $75 to $500 on average, depending on the manufacturer and materials used.
Take note of the current overall look of your kitchen and choose kitchen stools that will blend in with that look. If youre kitchen is filled with classic and comfortable elements you may want to choose wooden kitchen stools. If you have more of a modern, contemporary feel you could choose wrought iron stools. Your new seating should add to the beauty and décor of the room without being distracting.
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 are these stools exactly? Popularly known as bar stools, counter stools are used where ever counters exist. Like some other types of stools used inside a home, they are basically high single seats with or without a backrest. They are primarily used for kitchen counters or mini-bars if available in your home. They are usually without arms but some designs may feature those with short arms. They are usually made of sturdy materials keeping their frequent use in consideration.