Fanchon Marques. Counter Stools. January 25th, 2018.
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.
With the increasing demand for backless stools, manufacturers have already introduced them in different types and models that vary greatly in size, style, design, as well as features. Normally, these stools are approximately 24 - 27 inches in height. They are about 5 - 8 inches lower than standard bar stools. This lowered design allows them to be easily fitted in under standard size counter tops, which are typically 36 inches tall. Some of the viable types of backless stools that you should consider integrating in your kitchen or dining area are as follows:
What are they used for? As the name implies, counter stools are used where counters are available. In a home interior setting, if you have kitchen counters or bar counters, these provide the most appropriate seating arrangements. While they are mainly used for taking breakfast, snacks or a round of drinks, other uses of these stools make them very appealing. Their placements and comfortable seating/turning arrangements allow reading or writing and enjoying entertainment sources like music or television.
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