Bar stools are an understated part of the furniture, yet elegant and an essential essential element to bring the look of your space and design together as one.
However just as pertinent is the and size & comfort. Remembering that bar stools have typically to fit comfortably under your bench with you seated on top. No one wants to be squashed in.
As we know you kitchen is the center of attention in most homes, so by adding a great looking row of stools to the fore is essential to bring the whole look together.
There are so many different styles and designs to choose from so here is a few of our tip s to consider which we hope will be of help in your decision making process in your quest for the perfect bar stool
Get the height right
The correct height for your stools not only depends on your bench height, remember that you also need enough room for your legs to fit on top of the chair, so for safety sake add at least 20cm height as a buffer zone.
So measure from the floor to the bottom of the bench, then minus at least 20cm.
Work out how may people will be seated. A good way to be sure is to place your dinning chairs where you want the stools to stand. Even through bar stools are slimmer than a dining chair, it will give you a pretty fair indication how many stools you can comfortably fit in the space you have. This also provides plenty of room for customers to move in and out of seats without bashing into your bar stool neighbours.
Bar Stools come in various configurations and materials. Although there are an infinite number of designs and styles, the main differences are narrowed down to a basic few.
You can buy stools in leather or PU leather seats. Wooden seats, metal seats or moulded Polycarbonate. The legs are typically wooden or metal. They also can be fixed legs or gas lift.
Bar Stool Features
A swivel function allows you to swivel from side to side without moving the base of the stool. These can be fun to swivel and do the twist in, but it is also practical to swing around to get out without moving the whole chair which could potentially scratch the floor.
Some stools allow you to adjust the height of the stool using an hydraulic gas lift mechanism.
With a gas lift chair you don’t need to be so concerned wit the height of the bench as they are easily adjusted to suit the user. Perfect for kids and adults.
Do you need something to lean on?
There are a few options available including backless with backrests or arms. The backless are a great option for kids to hop in and out of quickly.
Most stools come with foot rests and that is most important as nobody wants dangly legs now do they?