Laverne Mallet. Counter Stools. January 24th, 2018.
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.
Adjustable and Custom Made Counter Stools. Two viable alternatives to the standard counter stool are the adjustable and custom designed counter stools. Prior to ordering these stools you should contact the manufacturer to see if there is a way to "test drive" the stools, especially adjustable stools. There may be a restaurant supply showroom with floor models of each. A good idea would be to take someone needing the custom seating with you to test for comfort. If the fit is good you can then place an order for a full set of counter stools.
Gone are the days of the "standard" 30-inch kitchen counter stool. In the past this height comfortably accommodated most counters and most people. These days, most designers are instead opting for heights of 45 inches or more. When this is the case, trying to sit on a 30-inch counter stool will be quite difficult, as you will be sitting far too low to be comfortable. So, furniture makers decided to adjust the height of the counter stools to be a little taller, now 34 inches,
Once youve made your decision on the right style stools for your kitchen, now you need to turn your attention to which color scheme will work best for the area. This is a very important decision because color plays a very important role in the look of any room. If you throw too many different colors together, you are going to end up with a mess. If you find yourself a bit confused as to the perfect color for your stools, choose the safe route and go with a neutral. Neutral colors can blend in with the look of just about any room. Choose colors like white, khaki, cream, or beige. On the other hand, if you feel a splash of bold color is just what you need for your kitchen you can go with counter stools in strong colors like red, green, blue, or black. Just be sure that they dont clash with the overall look.
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