Joie Hamelin Counter Stools January 18, 2018 18:35:08
Kitchen counter stools used to come in one standard height. Now, kitchen counters come in different heights. Counter and bar stool companies are trying to accommodate counter heights other than those that are standard. Your job is to decide how tall your kitchen stools need to be. The standard height that all bar stools used to be was 30 inches tall. In the past, this was a good height for most kitchens and for most people. With the seat 30 inches off the floor most people were comfortable.
Of course the first thing you need to think about when choosing the perfect counter stools for your kitchen is what style do you want for your stools. Because counter height stools are available in so many different colors, shapes, patterns, and designs you be sure to find just the style youre looking for once you make a few decisions about the kind of stool you want. Do you want a kitchen stool with a back or would you prefer a backless one? Do you want a stool that swivels or one thats still? Would type material should the stool be made of? In order to make these decisions you have to first decide on the overall look of your kitchen and how the stools will fit in. For example if your kitchen has more of a contemporary, modern feel you may choose kitchen stools with a wrought iron finish to blend in with the modern theme. If your kitchen has a counter feel, you may want swivel counter stools in an oak wood finish. The important thing to remember when deciding on the style of the stool is to make sure that it blends in seamlessly with the look of the room.
Adjustable and Custom Made Counter Stools. Another choice in kitchen seating is adjustable counter stools. These stools can be changed to suit a tall person or a child. You can adjust the height to allow room for your thighs if the standard height is not enough. They are also helpful when the chairs are being used for different purposes, such as doing homework. When you order custom made kitchen counter stools, it is best to order just one to begin. When you get it, try it for awhile and make sure it fits everyone in height. If it does, you will be ready to order your full set of stools.
What are these stools exactly? Popularly known as bar stools, counter stools are used where ever counters exist. Like some other types of stools used inside a home, they are basically high single seats with or without a backrest. They are primarily used for kitchen counters or mini-bars if available in your home. They are usually without arms but some designs may feature those with short arms. They are usually made of sturdy materials keeping their frequent use in consideration.
The height of the seat needs to be compared to the height of the counter top. If you are an average-sized person, you need about 8 inches to 10 inches between them to fit your thighs without squeezing. A 30 inch seat height and a 40 inch to 44 inch counter height allows for that.
The Foot Rail Location Must Be Comfortable. One aspect of the comfort of the counter stool is where the foot rail is located. On most of them it is about halfway from the floor to the seat. When the person falls within the average range of heights and the kitchen counter is at a height of about 40 inches to 44 inches, the halfway rail is pretty comfortable. It prevents the person from having to try to reach the floor with their feet, or from being cramped trying to keep their feet on a too-high foot rail.