Laverne Mallet. Counter Stools. January 24th, 2018.
Of course the first thing you need to think about when choosing the perfect counter stools for your kitchen is what style do you want for your stools. Because counter height stools are available in so many different colors, shapes, patterns, and designs you be sure to find just the style youre looking for once you make a few decisions about the kind of stool you want. Do you want a kitchen stool with a back or would you prefer a backless one? Do you want a stool that swivels or one thats still? Would type material should the stool be made of? In order to make these decisions you have to first decide on the overall look of your kitchen and how the stools will fit in. For example if your kitchen has more of a contemporary, modern feel you may choose kitchen stools with a wrought iron finish to blend in with the modern theme. If your kitchen has a counter feel, you may want swivel counter stools in an oak wood finish. The important thing to remember when deciding on the style of the stool is to make sure that it blends in seamlessly with the look of the room.
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.
The next thing to keep in mind is the height of the chair proportional to the table or counter where you will be sitting. You should make sure there is about 8-10 inches between the seat and the underside of the table or counter. If not, it will be a pinch, literally, every time you, or your guests, try to take a seat, as your legs will be pinched between the countertop and the chair. This will not make sitting at your counter an enjoyable event, and likely will lead you and everyone else avoiding this seating area.
Another you need to take into consideration when choosing the best counter stool for your kitchen is the size of the stool. While counter stools in general are shorter than bar stools, they still vary in width and depth. Its an absolute must that you take measurement of your countertop where youll be placing the stools before you go shopping. Youd be really bummed if you ended buying really great stools that just didnt fit at your counter.
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