Bar Stools- The process of buying the right bar
stool begins with understanding and determining the right bar stool seat
height.The standard height of a bar
stool is usually 30 inches high – a level that is convenient to access the bar
counter.Raised seating, slender looks,
space economy are the three key features that continue to influence many people
to consider bar stool as a stylish accessory as well as a practical piece of
The height of bar stools
determines where they should be used.
18 inches: used at a vanity or dressing table.
This is also the height used at slot machines, if you decide to add one of
those to your home bar.
24 to 26 inches: kitchen bar stools. Use these at counters which are 36 to 39
26 to 31 inches: standard barstool size. These will fit at counters and bar tables that are 40 to 45
Taller bar stools can be up to about 36 inches high, but these are
usually custom stools, so you
probably won't see many of these available. To know for sure what height you
need, measure from the floor to the top of the counter or bar table, then subtract 9 to 12
inches--this is the maximum height of your bar stool.
If you are unsure how many stools you should have around your bar table or at your counter, measure
the length. You'll want 21 to 24 inches of counter space per stool, depending on the width of each barstool. Most pub tables fit four people, one person
on each side, but you may be able to fit a bigger crowd at a counter. Once you
know the bar stool size,
consider comfort and style.
If you plan on hanging out in
your home bar a lot, you may
want something upholstered, such as vinyl & leather bar stools. A stool
with a higher back may make the time spent in your home bar more enjoyable. For a bar area that's near a wall, swivel bar stools can make it easier
to get in and out of smaller spaces.
If you'll just be using the bar bar stools for a few drinks and a little
conversation, comfort isn't such a big factor, so focus on style. Most of the
time, you'll see the back of your bar
stools, so choose something that has a rear view you like. Retro bar stools in brightly colored
vinyl will give your home bar a whimsical feel--like a burger joint or an ice
cream parlor. Wooden bar stools
can feel traditional or casual, depending on the type of wood and whether or
not the seat is upholstered. Sleek metal
bar stools, such as acrylic bar stools or ABS Bar Stools with low backs can turn your home bar into a swanky hangout.
A prospective bar
stool buyer should match home decor, the intended use of bar stools with
economy of price. For instance, it would suffice if bar stools merely serve the
functional aspect alone for use in the kitchen or counters. On the other hand,
for use in other parts of home, the style, material type and looks gain
priority so as to match and complement interior decorating style.
If you have adopted a tropical style, choose rattan stools.
For traditional decor, prefer natural wood stools with intricate
angles and curves and designs.
For French bistro style/ethnic style, wrought iron stools.
For a touch of sophistication and durability, consider leather bar
To retain natural look, prefer oak bar stools.
To match a particular theme, tailor-design barstools with select