Viollette Camus. Counter Stools. January 15th, 2018.
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.
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:
Opening up your counters will also encourage more interacting within your family. Instead of standing around the kitchen getting in the cooks way for example, they could simply sit and watch from the other side of the counter or try helping out. Using these bar stools as quick chairs that can be tucked away and stored with ease is a great solution to your limited seating problems. These kitchen stools are also great for outside counters or barbeques. They are great at handling the elements and are easily to move and get on and off of.
Now, two other options for counter stools and bar stools include a tropical look stool and something a little on the whimsical side. For the tropical stool, these are made from bamboo or metal painted like bamboo, metal leafs and other tropical motifs, cane back, and a nice swivel design. For a fun barstool, you could choose one made from bright red, blue, or yellow with a curved back and chrome stand and footrest. No matter what your need, you will have a blast shopping around for the right bar stool and counter stool. Prices run the gamut, ranging from $75 to $500 on average, depending on the manufacturer and materials used.
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