Counter Height Bar Stools
Counter bar stools are a great seating option in a kitchen, either at a kitchen island or breakfast bar counter, or at a counter height dining
table. They are designed to be used with counter tops or tables that are around 36in tall. The seat height is around 24-26in, leaving
a comfortable distance to the counter. Not only do counter stools look great in a kitchen, they are practical as well, providing convenient
seating for both everyday use and entertaining. They are the perfect height for all kinds of activities, from eating breakfast to having a
casual drink with visitors.
There are all sorts of different seat styles available, so whether you’ve got a country cottage kitchen or a contemporary breakfast bar, there
are seats with and without backs, saddle style or cushioned. Upholstered padded seats are great for comfort, but with all the daily use
they’ll get it’s important to make sure the fabric is easy to keep clean. Leather is long lasting and is commonly used on bar stools.
Solid seats with detachable cushions with washable covers may be a more practical solution in a busy family kitchen.
Backless counter stools are great for a tidy room, as they can easily be tucked under the counter when not in use. Another space
saving idea is to use swivel bar stools, where the seats rotate through 360 degrees, meaning no need to drag the stool into the work area to get
on or off it. With regards to materials, stainless steel frames are popular as they match to pans and appliances. Aluminum is another
good choice as it is low maintenance and lightweight. Wrought iron is very decorative and stylish, whereas simple wooden frames fit well in
a rustic, country style kitchen.
Most Popular Counter Stool
One of the things we really love about this counter stool from Hillsdale, is the wide seat cushion, which is extremely soft and comfortable to
sit on. Think again if you thought backless stools weren’t as comfortable as ones with backs! The brown faux leather upholstery looks
like the real thing and is really easy to care for, as well as being resilient to wear and tear.
The base is made from steel, with a pewter and bronze overtone finish, which looks like aged bronze, and has attractive decorative
accents. The steel does make this stool quite heavy, but with the 360-degree swivel seat, there shouldn’t be much need to move it across
The backless design not only looks great, it means you can easily tuck this stool under the counter when not in use and help keep your room
looking less cluttered. The Montello counter stool looks great with a variety of décor styles, including when paired with features such as
granite worktops or stainless steel appliances. This stool is ideal for daily use for all the family and works well in any dining area,
kitchen island, counter or breakfast bar.