Joie Hamelin. Counter Stools. January 19th, 2018.
Once youve decided on the perfect style counter seat, now its time to choose just the right color. The choosing the right color of your counter height stool is important because you dont want a color thats too bold and distracting. If youre not totally sure about the perfect color to choose try something thats in a darker hue with a neutral fabric as most neutral colors will blend in with just any rooms décor. Try a color like beige or cream. If you want counter stools that make more of a statement, you could go with a bolder color like blue, red, or black. You may even decide to with a print. Always check your counter stools to be sure that theyre made of high quality material and theyre very durable. You want to purchase counter stools at an affordable price that will last for a long time so do your research.
Take note of the current overall look of your kitchen and choose kitchen stools that will blend in with that look. If youre kitchen is filled with classic and comfortable elements you may want to choose wooden kitchen stools. If you have more of a modern, contemporary feel you could choose wrought iron stools. Your new seating should add to the beauty and décor of the room without being distracting.
The height of the seat needs to be compared to the height of the counter top. If you are an average-sized person, you need about 8 inches to 10 inches between them to fit your thighs without squeezing. A 30 inch seat height and a 40 inch to 44 inch counter height allows for that.
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.
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