Ever wondered about the difference between types of stools? Wonder no more! We’re diving in so you never have to mismatch a stool and surface ever again.
Counter stools typically have a seat between 24 and 27 inches high, suitable for counter-height tables from 35 to 39 inches, or as the name suggests, kitchen counters.
Bar stools are taller, with a seat from 28 to 33 inches high to match the traditional bar height from 40 to 43 inches. They also work for taller tables and counters and are most common at restaurants, bars, and in office break rooms.
Compare both to your average chair, which is 16 to 23 inches high, and you’ll see why (unless you’re tall) matching the right stool to the right surface is so important. So before you choose that perfect stool, make sure you measure the table or countertop where you’ll be using it.
Our selection includes a wide variety of stools in a range of styles from minimalist and chic to solid and comfortable. Here are some stand-outs:
The Steve Barstool is a modern and chic design with a minimal upholstered swivel seat supported on a chrome plated or brushed steel base. Adjustability comes via an easy gas lift, and a footrest makes it comfortable at any height.
Sleek and stylish, the Wayne Barstool is a fixed-height design with stainless steel footrest and curved backrest, and a great match for kitchen counters.
The Vivian Barstool features adjustable height and a swivel seat, this striking design has straight lines and a ravishing selection of fabrics to make a modern impression.
The fixed-height Mia Barstool has a maximalist-style seat that’s comfortable and ergonomic, paired with a sturdy metal frame and matching footrest. Ideal for that cozy kitchen nook.
The iconic Boss Barstool is a stripped down and elegant design. Pure minimalism with striking round base in chrome and a fully upholstered body, but the Boss also includes an adjustable gas lift and foot rest.
Sleek and simple designs like the Toto X Barstool let the stool play a supporting role in your space. With a built in footrest and adjustable gas life, the Toto X is versatile and comfortable.
With a rounded design and swivel seat, the fixed-height Olivia Stool can fit a number of spaces easily, while a wide range of fabrics and your choice powder-coat, brushed steel, and brass finishes make this an aesthetically versatile stool as well.
While adjustable stools are arguably the most flexible choice in terms of where you can use them, there is a certain elegance to fixed-height stools that is worth considering for more permanent spaces like kitchens.
Whether you’re more interested in aesthetics or comfort, our full selection of stools has just what you need to add the perfect finishing touch to a home bar, kitchen, games room, or nook.
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