Joie Hamelin Counter Stools January 20, 2018 17:36:57
Do you find yourself in need of extra seating for your kitchen? You need extra places for your family to sit but you dont want the area to look overcrowded and you dont want to take away from the overall look of the room. One solution would be to add counter stools to your kitchen. Counter height stools are great at adding extra seating while maintaining the charm of a room. Some people may confuse counter seats with bar stools but the difference is the height of the stools.
The Foot Rail. Determining the height for a counter stool is only one of the comfort factors. Foot placement is also very important so the location of the foot rail must be taken into account before purchasing a counter stool. For a person of average height (using the current standard of 510" for an adult male) foot rail placement is usually midway to the floor or halfway between the seat and the floor. It is important to test out the placement of a foot rail. While on first appearances it may not seem so important, if you are unable to reach it, or you have to bend your legs too far to put them on it, this seating option could be very uncomfortable.
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.
There are many types of stools as well, including backless, swivel, and stools with back support. Then there are several different styles like contemporary, antique, and traditional. Stools come in many different materials as well, the most common being wood, metal, and upholstered barstools. There are also stools designed specifically for outdoor use and those that are designed to be an indoor show piece. When it comes to picking the design of your counter stools there is truly no end to the mold, weave, or build of your stool. It does not matter if your stool is a simple as a flat platform on four legs, or as complex as a wooden octopus.
With the increasing demand for backless stools, manufacturers have already introduced them in different types and models that vary greatly in size, style, design, as well as features. Normally, these stools are approximately 24 - 27 inches in height. They are about 5 - 8 inches lower than standard bar stools. This lowered design allows them to be easily fitted in under standard size counter tops, which are typically 36 inches tall. Some of the viable types of backless stools that you should consider integrating in your kitchen or dining area are as follows:
The first thing you need to decide when choosing kitchen stools is which style and design will be perfect for your kitchen. These stools come in a variety of shapes, materials, designs, and colors. There are lots of decisions to be made when choosing the style of your stools. Do you want swivels stools or not? Would you prefer backless stools or stools with backs? When deciding on the right style and design for your stool the first thing you need to do is take a survey of the kitchen area.