Blondene Dubos. Counter Stools. January 15th, 2018.
Kitchen counter stools used to come in one standard height. Now, kitchen counters come in different heights. Counter and bar stool companies are trying to accommodate counter heights other than those that are standard. Your job is to decide how tall your kitchen stools need to be. The standard height that all bar stools used to be was 30 inches tall. In the past, this was a good height for most kitchens and for most people. With the seat 30 inches off the floor most people were comfortable.
The Foot Rail Location Must Be Comfortable. One aspect of the comfort of the counter stool is where the foot rail is located. On most of them it is about halfway from the floor to the seat. When the person falls within the average range of heights and the kitchen counter is at a height of about 40 inches to 44 inches, the halfway rail is pretty comfortable. It prevents the person from having to try to reach the floor with their feet, or from being cramped trying to keep their feet on a too-high foot rail.
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.
What is a counter stool? It is a stool that goes under the counter. Simple as that. You sit on it, you eat, or do any other kind of activity and then you hop off and go do something else. The thing is, you end up using this little stool quite a bit, especially when it is used for your counter in your kitchen area. Some homes have an actual bar area outside of the kitchen in maybe a game room, or out on a patio, so comfort may not be the biggest factor especially if it is used rarely. Typically these stools will be picked based upon style, design, or just finding the cheapest ones out there. However, if you are getting stools that are going under your kitchen counter at home you might as well find some decently comfortable ones because chances are you will be using it a lot.
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