If you are redesigning your kitchen, you may be trying to figure out the best type of barstools that you need. Barstools are great for adding functional seating to any kitchen. They are versatile and come in a variety of styles and sizes. However, it does take a little bit of research, time, and effort to find the right type of barstool that will fit in your space. Keep reading to learn a few tips that will help you find the perfect barstool.
When shopping for barstools, you need to decide whether you want to look at barstools that have backs or do not have backs. If you prefer a clean, sleek look in your space, then you may want to opt for backless barstools. These will take up minimal visual space, which can be beneficial if you are using them in a smaller space. However, if you will be spending a lot of time in the barstools, then backless stools may not be the best choice.
With that being said, barstools with backs are a good choice if the stools will be used a lot and comfort is a priority. In addition, if there are young children in the home who will be using the barstools, backs are important in terms of safety.
If you want to purchase wooden barstools, you will want to think about what type of wood finishes are in the space where the barstools will be going. For instance, take a look at the hardwood flooring, wood cabinets, etc. For a uniform look, you will want to try to match the same finish. For a bit of a contrast, you may want to go for a lighter or darker wood with the barstools.
Stools come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and styles. There is a difference between counter and barstools, especially in terms of height. Counter stools will be able to fit beneath 36-inch high counters, whereas barstools are able to fit beneath 42-inch high countertops. To ensure you are able to find the proper height of barstools, you should measure the height from your floor to the underside of your countertop.
Don't forget to take into consideration the height of any arms that are on the barstool to ensure they are able to tuck underneath the counter. Another option is to simply purchase barstools with adjustable height.
When shopping for any kind of seat, you should take into consideration the amount of time that will be spent sitting on the barstools so that you can decide whether you want to purchase stools with or without a cushion/padded seat. The seat cushion will provide additional comfort when sitting in the stools, but you may prefer the way the chairs look without this additional cushion.
These are just a few tips that will help you as you search for the right barstools for your space.