Laverne Mallet. Counter Stools. January 19th, 2018.
Counter stools are a great way to utilize all of your counter space. It doesnt matter if your counters are of normal or extra tall stature. Placing bar stools around your counters opens up more eating space and creates a more inviting environment for you and your guests. Whenever you are entertaining, or just having a few guests over for some drinks, having kitchen stools around your counter can open unused space in your home.
When it comes to counter stools, size matters. It matters so much that it can make the difference between food in your mouth, food on your clothes or food on the floor. It can make a difference between feeling your face is too close to your plate if you are eating, and too close to your beverages if you are drinking. A counter stool that is too short can also make the difference between feeling the need to constantly stretch your legs and feeling comfortable and relaxed. Width size can make the difference between sitting on the stool and hanging off the stool. Short counter stools can make an adult feel as if they are sitting in a childs seat.
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.
What are these stools exactly? Popularly known as bar stools, counter stools are used where ever counters exist. Like some other types of stools used inside a home, they are basically high single seats with or without a backrest. They are primarily used for kitchen counters or mini-bars if available in your home. They are usually without arms but some designs may feature those with short arms. They are usually made of sturdy materials keeping their frequent use in consideration.
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