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Bar Stool Buying Guide

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Stool Location

Firstly, consider which room you’ll use your stools in. Is it your kitchen? Games room? In a commercial bar? This will influence the design that you choose. Look for a design that will fit the style of your room, like traditional wooden stools for a country kitchen, or contemporary chrome for a modern breakfast bar.

If your kitchen features brushed steel, perhaps the appliances, then you might want to compliment them with brushed steel stools. You should also consider the colour scheme. Here you have three options. Firstly, you could match the seat colour with the worktop. This is the most popular choice. Secondly, choose a colour to match your cabinets, or, thirdly, introduce a new, contrasting colour.

Style of Stool

When purchasing a stool, it’s highly likely your choice will primarily be based on the seat design you prefer. We have designs in a variety of styles and colours catering to an abundance of different décor styles. Many are built around an adjustable height gas lift column, with 360-degree swivel and round or square bases, with the metalwork often designed to complement the seat.

The first thing you see when you look at a stool, the seat forms the focal point and visual centrepiece of a product, and can easily change the style of the stool. Some, like the Gloss Coco, have seats made from ABS plastic, giving more of a retro feel.

Alternatively, as walnut kitchens are becoming more popular, wooden designs like the Alpino are becoming increasingly fashionable. For a slightly softer look, models with leather seats are the ideal choice, or fabric covered stools. Or, if you prefer more traditional four-legged stools, we can also cater for that with our fantastic range of designs with wood or metal legs.

Bar Stool Seat Height

Height is probably one of the most important factors when choosing a stool. To be comfortable, there needs to be enough room for your legs to go under the bar or worktop, so that your posture is similar to sitting at a table. Lots of designs feature a gas-lift mechanism, allowing you to adjust the height to suit you.

Below is a chart outlining the standard surface heights of tables, kitchen bars and commercial bars, and the height of seat they should be paired with.

Low Stools for Tables

Bridging the gap between stools and traditional dining chairs, our Low Stools are designed to fit under a dining or kitchen table, which stand at a height of 75cm. Between 45 and 48cm, they’re perfect for those who want to enjoy the benefits of kitchen stools at a lower height. Some models are multipurpose, and can be lowered for use at a table, or extended for use at a breakfast bar.

The Correct Height for Kitchen Stools

The majority of kitchen worktops and breakfast bars have a height of 90cm from the floor to the underside. Our collection of kitchen stools, have seat heights ranging from, 65 to 70cm, the perfect height to compliment work surfaces. This will give you approx 20-25cm for your legs and will be comfortable to sit at.

Stools for Commercial Bars

Taller than domestic surfaces, commercial bars generally stand at around 110cm. We have a great range of commercial stools, measuring between 75 and 80cm. These generally feature heavier bases to improve stability as the height increases. You can learn more about the differences between commercial and domestic bar stools here.

Bar Stool Width

We have lots of different designs, with a diverse range of widths. Our smallest model is just 30cm wide, and our largest has a width of 60cm. Take a look at our width guide video for help choosing the right size for you.

To work out the best design for you, you firstly need to measure the length of your bar. Most people know how many seats they require, so you need to divide the length of the bar by this number.

You’ll need to leave about 15cm between each stool, so that they can swivel and you can move between them. If your bar is against a wall, you’ll need to leave a space between the wall and the first seat. Remember that features like armrests and padding will increase the width. All the measurements you need are on our website.

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