Joie Hamelin. Counter Stools. January 16th, 2018.
The Foot Rail. Determining the height for a counter stool is only one of the comfort factors. Foot placement is also very important so the location of the foot rail must be taken into account before purchasing a counter stool. For a person of average height (using the current standard of 510" for an adult male) foot rail placement is usually midway to the floor or halfway between the seat and the floor. It is important to test out the placement of a foot rail. While on first appearances it may not seem so important, if you are unable to reach it, or you have to bend your legs too far to put them on it, this seating option could be very uncomfortable.
Metal counter stools and bar stools are beautiful and with the elegant charm, they fit with a transitional, Art Deco, French, traditional, or modern style home. Without doubt, metal counter stools and bar stools are often made with classic wrought iron for a stylish look. As an example, the scroll work is gorgeous that could be embellished with casting accents. With this, you could choose a bold, colorful fabric or something neutral, whatever works best for your needs.
Types, sizes, shapes and designs. Designs and styles of counter stools have a significantly diverse range. According to the materials of which they are made of, there could be wooden, fiberglass, plastic and metal (steel or wrought iron) versions available in the furniture stores. Many of them are made with a combination of leather or fabric seats. Although most of these stools are without backrest or arms, some designs include them to add to the comfort. As for shapes, the stools could again be quite different. They could be round or square shaped. They are usually higher than any other stools used in homes. This is because they need to conform to the height of the kitchen or bar counters. With a touch of modern design and style they may have swivel and wheeled options for turning or moving along the counter length. Many of the modern stools offer further flexibility and comfort by providing adjustable reclining and height options allowing even children to use them when necessary.
First, swivel counter stools and bar stools are great in that you can get on and off easily and turn 360 degrees to get a view of the room from any vantage point. These stools offer a traditional classic appeal that works well with many types of décor. If you want a touch of elegance, you could choose the swivel bar stool and counter stool made from cherry or mahogany and upholstered seats with a rich, warm fabric. If you prefer something from the Mission period, then you could choose a stool with the slated backs.
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