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High Bar Stools

High Bar Stools

If you have high counter tops, then high bar stools are a must.


Since not all seating is created equal, there are times that you need to reach above the rest and bring high bar stools into your home décor to suit a certain surface where people will gather to enjoy a drink, a meal, a game, or just good conversation.  But how do you know when you want just a standard 30 inch option and when 36 inch bar stools are required?  There are ways to determine when lower styles are appropriate and when you’ll need to a find taller selection from which to choose.

As you start searching through various kinds of high bar stools, you’ll need to keep certain factors in mind to make sure that you get the right one for your décor and personal taste, as well as for the practical use of the seating.  To begin, look at the materials that have been used for the frame of the chair as well as the fabrics used in any upholstery.  Do you want a back and/or arms for your chairs, or just a seat with legs?  What other features will you find useful?  Swivel? Adjustability? 

And, of course, you’ll want to find a look that will match the décor of your room. With all of those elements in mind, you also need to make sure that it is tall (or short) enough to fit under the surface properly.  After all, if you find that you cannot fit your thighs under the countertop when seated, even the most attractive stools won’t do much for you.

High Bar Stools - Be Sure You Measure Correctly

To ensure that you choose high bar stools of the right height for your table, island, bar or counter, you just need to follow a couple of steps and measure from the underside of the surface to the floor.  The rule of thumb is that you need in around ten inches between the seat of the chair and the underside of the surface.  For example, if the distance from the floor to the underside of the counter is forty six inches, then 36 inch bar stools will be the ideal choice. 

Anything over about forty four inches is generally considered to be above average, meaning that high bar stools instead of standard heights will be needed.  Otherwise you and anyone else seated will find that the surface of the table or counter will be too high to be comfortable.  You’ll end up adjusting your posture and sitting uncomfortably, which isn’t pleasant and can cause lower back and leg problems to develop or aggravate.

High bar stools, such as 36 inch bar stools, are ideal for the new popular built-in breakfast seating and very high counter seating areas built into the back of kitchen islands.  Even outdoor bars are now being built higher as they often have two levels, the workspace and the seating space.  For them, a few extra inches will make all the difference.

 August 01, 2020 

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