Bar stools. How to choose them like a pro

Bar stools are crucial furniture items for the home and if you don’t choose them right, you might end up returning them. Bar stools come in different types and heights to go well with diverse requirements for the home. Shopping for bar stools can be overwhelming but if you follow these quick tips, you will be choosing yours like a pro.

1.Determine Quantity: Figuring out the right number of bar stools for your counter is easy. Follow the industry standard, which allows 26-30 inches between the centers of each bar stool. This will provide adequate spacing for people to eat, drink, and socialize.

2. Determine height: A standard industry guideline is to give yourself 9 to 13 inches between the top of the stool seat and the table top. This allows you to comfortably sit and even cross your legs.

Bar stools come in counter height, bar height and extra tall.


A counter-height bar stool is commonly 23-28 inches from the floor to the seat (23- to 28-inch seat height). Pair counter-height bar stools with 35 to 37-inch table heights.


A bar-height bar stool is commonly 29-32 inches from the floor to the seat (29 to 32-inch seat height). Pair bar-height bar stools with 41 to 43-inch table heights.


An extra-tall bar stool is commonly 33-36 inches from the floor to the seat (33 to 36-inch seat height). Pair extra-tall bar stools with 44 to 47-inch table heights

Now that you know the basics, you just need to add your personality, choose your style and that’s it, happy shopping and don’t forget your measuring tape! If you liked this post please share! 😀


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