Counter seating is popular in today’s kitchens, which inevitably raises the question of what stools to pair with your work surface. Since kitchen stools often get more use than dining chairs, they need to be sturdy, good-looking and just the right height. And although buying counter stools may not be difficult, there’s more to choosing them than meets the eye, therefore Bea is sharing some tips in this short video below –
How to Find Your Ideal Stool Height
- Counter height stools work well with counters which are 90/100cms from the floor
- Make sure there are 23/30cms leg room
Spacing Your Counter Stools
The amount of stools depends on the space – for stools which are
- 40/45cms wide allow 15cms between each stool
- 45cms and wider allow 20/25cms between each stool
Stool Features Worth Considering
- Backless stools tuck away neatly under the counter
- Armless stools are easy to get in and out of
- Stools with a back provide extra support for extended sitting
- Stools with armrests provide added comfort
What to Keep in Mind When Shopping for Stools
- Look for rubber pads underneath the stool’s legs to protect your floor from scratches
- Study the materials of your stool to understand how sturdy and durable it is. A heavier stool isn’t automatically stronger.
- Don’t forget to match your stools with your kitchen decor — you don’t want clashing designs.
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