Find the Perfect Kitchen Counter Bar Stools

By: John Bolt

Kitchen counter bar stools are great all round seating for everyone in the family. They also serve other functions that can help bring a family closer together. Since most the activity takes place in the kitchen of every household these are great seating ideas for a number of different activities. These barstools have become a great place for the kids to do their homework, parents to do the family paperwork such as paying the bills, or just a great spot for people to hang out at while the cooking is being done.

Many houses no a days have a type of serving counter or extended ledge between the cooking area and eating space. This is where you'll find a great spot to set up your kitchen bar stools. Over the last few years they have become so popular that a lot of people are having them installed in their existing kitchens or added to the floor plans of new homes. These great gathering places with the some matching bar stools have become all the rage on the housing market.

When you're looking for kitchen counter bar stools the most obvious thing to do is match them to your existing decor. There are so many colors and styles out there that the possibilities are endless. You can match them to your dining table or counter top. Other people have matched them to their cabinets or cupboards. Some even get stainless steel barstools to match their appliances. Since there are no rules you can do what ever you want. Just find the ones that you like the best and make the statement you're after.

The most important thing to remember about kitchen bar stools is comfort. Since they're in a high traffic area and will get used a lot you want them to be comfortable so your family or guests will want to sit in them. You shouldn't be considering them only for looks. Making sure they are comfortable will encourage the kids and family members to use them more often and add communication to the family circle.

The other thing is to get stools that are durable and can take the abuse form the ongoing traffic. Solid hard woods or stronger metals should take precedence over other less durable materials for these kitchen counter bar stools. Be prepared to pay a little more money in the beginning to get this quality. This will help increase the life of the stools and also help eliminate costly repairs of cheaper materials on less expensive stools down the road.

When searching for kitchen bar stools you have to take the size into consideration. Since every counter can be different just make sure you get the proper height of stool. They're measured from the floor to the seat height. You should always have at least 10 inches of clearance form the seat to the underside of the counter for comfort. The standard kitchen counter stool can vary in height from 24 to 36 inches. It all depends on the height of your counter and the size of people sitting in them. Just do the measurements before you buy any stools.

Last but not least is the added seating that becomes available with kitchen counter bar stools. They can be great for much needed seats when company comes over or when you're having that little get together with friends. They're able to accommodate extra eating space or to just enjoy a glass of your favorite wine while talking to the chef. You can go wrong with kitchen counter bar stools as they will become a welcome addition to your household. Enjoy your bar stools, enjoy your family.

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