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Kitchen Counter Stools - How to order the correct height

* Kitchen bar or counter stools are normally used at a standard counter or island of approximately 36" in height. The corresponding stool seat height is generally 24" tall to work with that 36" surface. The height relationship between table top surface and seat height is most always approximately 12 inches. Therefore a tall bar at 42" height should use a 30" seat height stool.  This is generally accepted as standard.

* Occasionally some manufacturers will make a 26" stool to try and accommodate a short counter top and a tall bars with the same item. However, it is a better match using the 24" and 30" height for the respective two standard counter and tall barstool heights.

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Examples of 24" Kitchen Counter Bar Stools

Coffee cup swivel bar stool in wrought iron black metal finish
Coffee Cup Swivel

Wrought iron swivel kitchen counter stool with upholstered seat
Barstool - Westminster

Daisy hand painted wrought iron bar stool
Flowers  / Art

Neoclassic swivel bar stool
Neoclassic Swivel

Sun face swivel bar stool
Sun and Moon Stools

* Our swivel kitchen bar stools use  a memory return swivel that rotates 180 degrees. This is plenty of movement to afford easy access to the stool and keeps the back from hitting the counter top. Also, the memory return swivel permits the swivel to return to a centered position which is a very nice feature. This may not be a problem for you but do keep in mind when ordering. 

* Some modern bars are made at an extra tall height of 48". These require an extra tall stool. A standard 30" stool will not work at these bars. Don't worry, we have you covered there. . .  

Extra Tall Stools - Several Selections

* Use these measurement to be sure of what stool height you need. There is generally up to a plus or minus 2 inch acceptable difference on the table surface height to still accommodate the respective barstools.

At barstools inc. we have one product. . .barstools. Our product line includes wrought iron, metal and wood barstools for any home or commercial environment. We also have many styles and sizes of casual barstools for the gaming and recreational area. Items available include 24" counter stools, billiards spectator chairs, or that unique rec-area stool. And we don't just offer a couple of styles. You can pick from an array of designer finishes combined with a color coordinated fabric to accommodate and invigorate any decor or living space. Now you can have high quality, high style and a custom look all at affordable prices.

Casual Kitchen Counter and Bar Stools - Lifestyle Living in the Kitchen

Choosing casual seating when designing your kitchen, island area, home bar or recreational area may be simplified with some helpful information. Why not unleash your creativity with the options currently available to design your very own unique bar stool? Don’t just walk into a department store and pick what you think might look good, get online, do a bit of research, then have fun selecting exactly what you want, from style to upholstery, and designer metal finishes to match your decor. Whether you are creating a kid-friendly family eating environment, an elegant space for tea with the ladies or your old man just has to put a pool table somewhere, there is a bar stool out there for everyone’s individual tastes!

Before the 16th century, the general population of the world was not afforded the luxury of sitting in a chair, they sat on stools and benches.

Bar stools were originally designed for use in a pub or a bar. Now their use is widespread in kitchens, home bars and recreation rooms. They usually come with a foot rest to prevent dangling feet, which would cause an uneven distribution of body weight upon the bar stool and increased pressure on the underside of the knees. The rungs on a bar stool correlate the average distance of 17 to 18" from the underside of the feet and the underside of the knee standard for chairs.

So many options are available with custom-made bar stools that the selection process can seem overwhelming. However, with a bit of whimsical and statistical information, choosing the right stool for your decor can be a bit easier.

Bar stools can have contoured seats or padded seats, spreading the pressure of weight over a greater area. A kitchen stool or stool with a flat, hard seat feels hard because the contact point between the occupant(‘s rear) and the chair is small.

For the safety of an individual seated in a bar stool, they are not equipped with casters or wheels. But for cheap-thrills seekers, there is usually the option of a swivel seat Arms may be added to the design of a bar stool for added comfort and are the perfect deterrent for someone seeking to stretch out on a row of bar stools to take a nap! The optional arms featured on some wrought iron bar stools reduce both desired and undesired proximity, so if you’re wanting to get a little closer, you might try a spectator bench.

The spectator bench is made in a bar stool height, but the seat is double the size for double the occupancy and a nap if you just can’t get up to go to bed! Certain manufacturers of spectator benches provide arms with cup holders, pool cue clips and sporty fabric for the upholstering of the seat.

When you search for bar stools online, you will find everything from wooden bar stools, metal and wrought iron bar stools, bar stools that come with bars, retro styling to contemporary designs, rustic and nature bar stools with backs that feature cutouts of fish and various laser cut designs from steel plate depicting wild beasts!

Depending on how close to 10 feet tall and bullet-proof you want to feel, you can choose from a couple of different heights for your bar stools. Counter stools have seats 24" high, bar height stools seats are 30" and some manufacturers offer “extra tall” bar stools in 36".

So, if you’re trying to get a better view of your world, why not start from the seat of a custom, hand-made barstool. There are too many options to not have the exact bar stools to fit your home perfectly!

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We use Fed Ex ground and UPS ground services exclusively for bar stools. US Priority mail is used for parts such as swivels.

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