Counter vs. Bar Stool Edition
You have finally moved into your new space and your furniture is fitting well in all the rooms. Move to your kitchen and you realize you need to purchase stools to go under the counter but you’re unsure of what height you need. This is one of many dilemmas that lead me to starting a series to help you make the right purchases around your house. First up: counter vs. bar stool edition!
So Many Options
I’ve created a few visuals for you to keep in mind when purchasing stools for any space. Let’s break them down: counter vs. bar stool edition! First you’ll want to consider the height needed. This is the main difference you’ll find between counter and bar stools. Bar stools are much taller, whereas counter stools are meant to fit under the counter you work at in your kitchen. You’ll find varying heights in both categories. Before you purchase make sure to measure the height of the counter. As a rule of thumb, the top of the seat should be ten inches from the underside of the counter. Measure the width of the counter space to know you can easily fit the chairs.
After I’ve determined height, it allows me to look at my options. Since you’ll already know the style of your house, it’s time to match it to the style of the stools. Once that is done, consider whether you want a back on your stool or not. A back can impede the line of sight, but it can also add to it as well. Decide if you’ll need the chairs to swivel to see a television or be a part of the crowd when company is over. On a side note, have you tried my mom’s spaghetti recipe yet? I bring it out whenever I have a large crowd at the house!
Last Little Thought
There are many options at various price points. Always think about how this item will fit into your budget. If they’ll be used frequently, go for the best quality you can. Some spaces require a stool but are not used as often, and it might be a good place to save some money.