Buying Bar Stools
It can be quite confusing to buy bar stools, as there are hundreds of styles to choose from. They are made of different materials, different designs, and different colors. Thanks to the Internet, you do not have to drive over to several bricks-and-mortar stores to see their offerings. You can search for one that suits your preferences right from the comfort of your home.
Begin your search by looking around the room where you will be using the stools. Its overall design and motif dictates that of the stools. If it is contemporary, the bar stools will also have to be contemporary. Nevertheless, even if you are limited as to style, there are still plenty of choices to be made. You still have to choose the material, color, upholstery, and design.
Metals and plastics, or a combination of both, are often used with modern designs and can make your bar look sleek. Wood exudes warmth. It can either be classic or contemporary depending on its styling. Wrought iron stools are also available and they often come with curlicues of ivy and grape vines making them well suited for a room of an antique motif.
When you have narrowed down your choices, though, it may be a good idea to finally go to the nearest store offering them. You will want to get a feel of how it is to actually sit on the stools.
And when you do, remember to measure the height of the bar or counter where the stools will be installed. A counter 40 – 42 inches tall, usually called a bar-height counter, requires a 30-inch seat height to be comfortable. With this pairing, you will be able to rest your arms comfortably on the counter. On the other hand, if you have a counter-height bar, which is 36 inches high, the seat of your stool should be between 24 to 26 inches.
You will also need to find out how many bar stools of your choice will fit in front of your bar. Bar stools do not come in uniform widths so you will need to mind their measurements and that of your own bar.