Joie Hamelin. Counter Stools. March 16th, 2018.
These stools are integral furniture articles that allow you to enjoy great family times over a cup of coffee, a round of drinks or breakfast. They could also be used for your children to do their homework since counters provide an excellent workspace. They are especially useful to entertain neighbors and guests as you work in the kitchen across the counter. But besides all these functionalities, counter stools make your home look elegant and beautiful as their designs speak of your taste and style.
Wooden counter stools are probably the most popular because not only do they look great inside the home, they usually have a cozy inviting feeling to them. I would advise you get them with backs just in case of extended stays for a period of time on the stool. They can come with pads or not, i would suggest not only because pads can be easily damaged by reckless kids and are typically much harder to clean then a solid wood surface. Arm rests are probably not a must since you can always place your arms up onto the counter (despite what mom tells you). If you are getting counter stools for outside or just for durabilitys sake then definitely go metal because it is hard to damage those puppies and they can withstand all kinds of weather conditions.
To bend to this change, bar stool makers are now making stools that have seats of 34 inches in height. These stools allow people to sit comfortably, at the right distance from their food and drink. The stools that are 34 inches tall offer foot rails that are the right height to relax the feet.
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.
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