Modern kitchens revolve around modern concepts such as islands and peninsulas. Bar and counter stools are more susceptible to use than any other seating arrangement. If your stools are starting to show their age, or you are just tired of the old models, it is time to replace them with the latest kitchen bar stools. You have many options when it comes to choosing barstools for your cafe, restaurant or bar. Consider these factors when choosing the right barstools for your kitchen.
With or without backrest
When shopping for a bar stool, make sure you consider whether it will have a backrest. Barstools without a backrest will take up less space and are easier to use. However, they may not be right for you if you spend a lot time sitting on them. A bar stool with a back will be more comfortable if you are going to be spending a lot of time at the counter. A barstool with a back is a good option for safety and support, especially if you have young children.
Stools with wooden finish
Consider the wood finishes available in your kitchen if you are looking for wooden barstools. You can match the same finish to create a uniform look, or choose a darker or lighter color for more contrast. If you find glossy wooden finish stools, do not think twice. All you need is to enhance the uniqueness.
Height of the stools
Bar stools and counter stools, have different heights. Barstools can be used on counters that are less than 36 inches high, while barstools can be used on countertops that are less than 42 inches high. Measure the distance from the floor to the top of the counter before you buy kitchen bar stools. To ensure that the barstool can be tucked under the counter, you must consider the height of the arms.
The numbers of stools
You must maintain a gap of 25 inches between each bar stools. It ensures everyone at the counter has enough elbowroom and is comfortable. To ensure that the stools do not hinder the comfort, you may consider purchasing a bar stool with a cushioned or padded seat. You could use all wooden stools in different styles and colors. Alternatively, you could choose to use the same stool in a variety of styles and finishes. The results will always look stunning as long as there is cohesion in your mix-match collection.