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Barstools & Dinettes is a specialty furniture store that has been family owned and operated since 1983. Our Kitchen, Dining Room and Bar furniture showroom has over 450 different styles of dining sets, tables, chairs, hutches, bars and barstools on display, all made in the USA.  We have expert staff knowledgeable about the furniture industry, current trends and manufacturer options and design.  With over 120 years combined staff experience, we are able to provide you with expert guidance on what custom features would fit the style you are going for, and what the best options are for you, based on your custom needs and expectations. 

Our kitchen & dining options are all available for custom ordering.  This includes but is not limited to our kitchen & dining room furniture like:  Pub sets, Free standing bars,  Islands,  Buffets & Hutches,  tables, chairs and more. We believe quality wood and metal furniture should complement and accent your existing style while also enhancing the practical storage capacity of your living or dining area.

If you are searching for furniture that you only buy once, because it is made to last, then you need to check out what Barstools and Dinettes has to offer.  We are eager and willing to show you our novelty unique barstool collection and guide you on your customer journey.

Every home is different. People live in apartments, retirement homes, small houses, townhouses, condos, large mansions, barns, etc.. But the one thing we all have in common is that we need dining furniture to have a place to eat our meals and play cards.

At Barstools & Dinettes we find joy in helping you customize your dining experience by offering high quality dining room furniture in the Raleigh Area for more than 34 years. We have the largest selection of dining room sets, dining room chairs and dinette sets in the Raleigh area sold at everyday low prices with the help of our exceptional customer service professionals. We are the first place you should shop on Glenwood Ave and the last place, because we will help and guide you from start to finish and make sure you go home with exactly what you are looking for. 

By partnering with the most reliable and affordable manufacturers in the USA, we are able to sell products manufactured in the USA at the best prices.  We offer the best quality wood furniture in the Raleigh area, glass dining room sets, laminate dining sets, hybrids of metal and wood, expandable dining sets and so much more.   We carry an stock benches, rockers, chairs, tables, stools and bars.  If it’s not in our showroom, we can custom order what you need.

Browse through our large selection of available dinette sets that can fit into kitchens, breakfast nooks or a separate space in the living room. Don’t spend money on inferior dining room furniture when you can find affordable and high quality dining furniture at everyday low prices at Barstools and Dinettes in Raleigh.

Kitchen furniture has to be more than beautiful. It has to be durable enough to withstand all the wear-and-tear it will go through on a daily basis. Everyone gathers in the kitchen to eat meals, socialize, do homework, finish work and just about a million other tasks. Find the perfect kitchen furniture set here in Raleigh on Glenwood Ave.  You’ll go there to look for furniture anyway!

At Barstools and Dinettes on Glenwood Ave in Raleigh, we have a large selection of kitchen furniture to choose from so you get the set that fits into the interior design of your kitchen. Choose from our wood kitchen sets, glass kitchen sets and laminate kitchen sets to create the right amount of seating and table space for your size kitchen.

In addition, we offer expandable kitchen furniture sets, for those times when you need to have more space. Whether you live in a small apartment or a large home, you will find the size and style kitchen furniture you need at affordable prices.

Perhaps you don’t need a table but want to replace your outdated seating. No problem, we also offer kitchen chairs and stools so you can have a complete set. With hundreds of kitchen furniture pieces to choose from in the Raleigh city, you are sure to find the item that will fit perfectly into your kitchen.

Barstools and Dinettes has been in business for over 34 years and we always offer great kitchen furniture at everyday low prices. Next time you are driving down Glenwood Ave, stop in to see our showroom and meet the staff and even set up a free consultation!  You can even pick up a stool as a loaner if you want to test out different heights in your kitchen!  Just tell us about what type of kitchen furniture sets you are looking for and we will be able to assist you in finding the right kitchen stool, chair or kitchen set.

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Owning a hospitality establishment like a restaurant means more than serving food to hungry customers. It is a complete dining experience, where people enjoy the wonderful food and the pleasing atmosphere in the restaurant and the furnishings invite them to sit down a stay for a while.

Restaurant furniture has to be suitable for the space of the restaurant, be comfortable for the diners and capture the essence of the style of food you will be serving. At Barstools & Dinettes in Raleigh North Carolina, we have restaurant furniture that will fit in perfectly with your style and decor.

Do you own a restaurant with a bar? We have the perfect barstool at the correct height where people can sit comfortably at your bar toasting the evening away.

Do you own a casual bistro? Check out our sturdy and beautiful pub tables and pub chairs; perfect seating for your patrons as they enjoy a small, delicious meal with friends after work.

Our restaurant furniture, tables and chairs are designed to fit into every room configuration so you can place in the most seating while still allowing enough room to move about for a natural flow to the room.

At Barstools and Dinettes, we only offer restaurant furnishings made of the highest quality materials that can handle the large number of people sitting and dining in your restaurant for hours on a daily basis. Your customers will sit with complete comfort during their dining experience, and will enjoy their time and spend more in your establishment.

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bistro tables are especially ideal for outdoor use. If you have a lawn or garden area that you would like to and enhance with an ‘accent piece’, then you might be interested in one of our bistro table sets that are especially designed with more durable materials for occasional outdoor use. Throw the garden party of the year!

The term ‘bistro’ comes from the phrase ‘Persian Bistro’, which in English means a small cafe with open seating. The first bistro table sets were seen in the late nineteenth century where, due to their historically ‘light’ and ‘nimble’ nature, they became a huge success with the lemonade-sellers who wished to avoid paying for a more ‘permanent’ fixture. Soon the legendary bistro table sets would be found everywhere … in Paris bistro cafes, in the outdoor cafes along the Seine and Marne rivers, and now… you will find them in a number of gardens and cafes throughout the West, where people will spend time gathered for coffee and conversation.

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Along with satisfying a need, kitchen & dining room furniture should reflect your personal style. From informal family meals to formal dinner parties, the table has become a gathering place for friends, family, colleagues and neighbors. The dining room should be a comfortable area to converse, dine and recreate. Choosing the right dining room furniture starts with size.

Consider both the size of your eating space and the number of guests you will want to seat when deciding on a new quality dining set. Once you have the right dimensions it is time to choose between the materials and style. Most will stick with wood and heavier construction for a traditional or rustic look. Sleek lines and squared off corners work well for more modern settings. For a timeless yet elegant appearance, upholstered chairs, also known as parsons chairs are a popular choice!

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An island is a freestanding piece of cabinetry that is placed in a kitchen to supplement the countertop space. … In modern styled kitchens, designers are beginning to place more focus on the development of intricate kitchen islandsby adding sinks and cooking surfaces to them. 

An island is a freestanding piece of cabinetry that is placed in a kitchen to supplement the countertop space.  In modern styled kitchens, designers are beginning to place more focus on the development of intricate kitchen islands by adding sinks and cooking surfaces to them. 

It is an unattached counter in a kitchen that permits access from all sides. The kitchen island is a functional and necessary addition to many kitchen space, but the idea is to choose a kitchen island style that fits the overall design of a space. That means countertop surfaces, colors and accessories are all factors to consider when choosing your kitchen island style.  

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Tables come in a wide variety of materials, shapes, and heights dependent upon their origin, style, intended use and cost. Many tables are made of wood or wood-based products; some are made of other materials including metal and glass. Most tables are composed of a flat surface and one or more supports (legs). A table with a single, central foot is a pedestal table. Long tables often have extra legs for support.

Common design elements include:

  • Top surfaces of various shapes, including rectangular, square, rounded, semi-circular or oval
  • Legs arranged in two or more similar pairs. It usually has four legs. However, some tables have three legs, use a single or double heavy pedestal, or are attached to a wall.
  • Heights ranging up and down from the most common 18–30 inches (46–76 cm) range, often reflecting the height of chairs or bar stools used as seating for people making use of a table, as for eating or performing various manipulations of objects resting on a table
  • Sizes, from small 2-person tables to large dining room tables like a farmhouse or harvest table
  • Presence or absence of drawers, shelves or other areas for storing items
  • Expansion of the table surface by insertion of leaves or locking hinged drop leaf sections into a horizontal position

Table tops can be in virtually any shape, although rectangular, square, round (e.g. the round table), and oval tops are the most frequent. Others have higher surfaces for personal use while either standing or sitting on a tall stool.

Many tables have tops that can be adjusted to change their height, position, shape, or size, either with foldable, sliding or extensions parts that can alter the shape of the top.

Tables can be freestanding or designed for placement against a wall. Tables designed to be placed against a wall are known as Pier tables or console tables (French: console, “support bracket”) and may be bracket-mounted (traditionally), like a shelf, or have legs, which sometimes imitate the look of a bracket-mounted table.

When you have a smaller area here there is only space for a few, a pub table or bistro table will work well. These tables start as small as 30 inches round or square and are ideal for seating two or three. Most tables and chairs offer several custom options for each style such as stain or frame colors, wood or upholstered seats and even distressed or regular finish options.  See our Dining Room Tables 101 Blog for more information and ideas about different types of tables.

Characteristics of quality wood furniture are:  moderate hardness,  greater strength, durability, good shock and wear resistance, rich color, and straight grain with small individual pores.  When it comes to furniture, wood is one of the most commonly used materials. Almost any type of wood can be used for this purpose. However, all materials are not created equally; there are a few types of wood that are revered for their durability, beauty, and versatility.  As wood database is quite large, picking the right wood for furniture is critical, as it helps you to determine the exact price of your unit. Check out our Wood Blog here for more information the types of wood to choose from. 

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There are numerous choices to make when picking out chairs. Most importantly, space limitations will determine the kind of chairs chosen for a given space. There’s also the general style of the decor in the space already, the materials the chairs are made from, cost calculations and value as well as attempts to make best use of the shape and layout of the room.

What are the different types of chairs?  See our post on all the various chair types.  When choosing an armchair, it’s important to focus on how it will be used and what function it will service in the home or office. Is this going to be primarily for decoration? Something people will rely on daily to sit on? Does it need to fit the aesthetic of the room it will be in, or can it be stored elsewhere or hidden out of sight, so its look and feel won’t matter as much? Finally, some people will decorate with attention to the flow of the room, which will make picking out just the right styles of armchairs all the more important.  See our blog about various styles and determine which is the best fit for you. 

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Whether you are hosting a dinner party or just a relaxing meal with the family, you want the best dining room chairs and benches in your home. Dining room chairs and benches should stand up to the punishment of daily use, while offering a comfortable sitting place for those longer meals. Dining room chairs and benches in our Raleigh showroom are made with high quality materials and craftsmanship, to ensure they hold up to your standards.

WE offer high quality dining room chairs & benches that fit perfectly in with your home decor whether it is Colonial, modern, Victorian, country, rustic or industrial. We have the largest selection of dining room benches in stock so you can choose the perfect look that fits well into your personality and design style.  Each with different design backs and comfortable cushions that you can match with the other furnishings in your room. If you love the look and feel of leather, pick out an upholstered dining room bench to accent your existing chairs or to replace two chairs for looks!

In addition, we also have swivel rocker dining room chairs. Our swivel rocker chairs help people sit down into a comfortable position and swivel to give them extra movement. Swivel chairs also work great as an office chair if you use your dining room table as a workstation. Just roll it into the right position on the four movable casters that glide along any surface.

The worst thing that can happen is to have a dining room chair break during a meal. Get the durability and beauty combined with the ultimate comfort when you pick out dining room from Barstools & Dinettes in Raleigh. The chairs and benches will last for years.

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Our expansive stool selection offers three different height options including counter, bar, and spectator height in a variety of styles. Our custom options such as fabric and finish options allow you to make the stool so that it will fit perfectly in your space.

 Counter Height

A counter-height barstool is 24 to 26 inches tall from the floor to the top of the seat. Either height will work for a surface that measures 34 inches to 36 inches from the floor to the top of that surface. If your counter is even with your stovetop and sink area you will most likely need this particular height of stool. Don’t forget to measure to the underside of your counter if you would like arms on your stool. Some styles will not make arm stools that will fit under the counter and other styles will offer custom arm heights to accommodate any needs you may have. Counter height stools are also available in swivel and non-swivel styles as well as backless versions to fit into tight spaces.

Bar Height

Bar-height stools are 29 to 31 inches from the floor to the top of the seat. Any height in this range will work for a surface that measures 40 inches to 43 inches from the floor to the top of that surface. Don’t forget to measure to the underside of your bar surface if you would like arms on your stool. Some styles will not make arm stools that will fit under the bar and other styles will offer custom arm heights to accommodate any needs you may have. Bar height stools are also available in swivel and non-swivel styles as well as backless versions to fit into tight spaces.

Spectator Height

Spectator height stools are 34 to 36 inches from the floor to the top of the seat. Any height in this range will work for a surface that measures 45 inches to 48 inches from the floor to the top of that surface. Don’t forget to measure to the underside of your surface if you would like arms on your stool. Some styles will not make arm stools that will fit under your surface and other styles will offer custom arm heights to accommodate any needs you may have. Spectator height stools are also available in swivel and non-swivel styles as well as backless versions to fit into tight spaces. Originally designed for spectators in billiard halls, these stools will provide you with a good view out of a window or across a game room. Newly constructed homes and condos are more likely to have taller counters in the kitchen.

Calculating the Right Height

Barstools should be chosen with consideration for the exact height of your surface, so make sure to take precise measurements. Measure from the floor to the top of the surface in order to calculate the correct seat height. If you would like a stool style with arms it is important to measure from the floor to the bottom of your surface to ensure that the stool will fit under the counter when not in use. For best comfort, there should ideally be between 9 and 12 inches of space from the top of the stool seat to the underside of the bar. If you are trying to match cabinetry or fixtures it may be beneficial to bring in a cabinet door, drawer or hardware with you. Visit Barstools & Dinettes in Raleigh for expert advice on finding the perfect stool for your individual needs.

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hutch is an American English word for a type of furniture. The term is now usually used to describe a set of shelves or cabinets placed on top of a lower unit with a counter and either drawers or cabinets.

Hutches are often seen in the form of desks, dining room, or kitchen furniture. In the 18th and early 19th century, however, the term hutch or hutch table referred to a tabletop set onto a base in such a way that when the table was not in use, the top pivoted to a vertical position and became the back of a chair or wider settes.

Many hutches from recent decades feature a mirror in the back of the upper shelving to give the additional appearance of depth and to better display the fineries kept within (in a similar manner to a china cabinet).

Amongst the most desirable of the 1960s veneered kind are those featuring a fold down liquor compartment where the fold down compartment door serves to increase the worktop area for setting out the glassware and preparing a drink. These liquor compartments often feature a mirror at the back and frequently the inner wood veneer surface of the door (becoming the worktop surface) is polished to a high lustre, increasing the overall effect thus impressing guests and onlookers.

sideboard, also called a buffet, is an item of furniture traditionally used in the dining room for serving food, for displaying serving dishes, and for storage. It usually consists of a set of cabinets, or cupboards, and one or more drawers, all topped by a wooden surface for conveniently holding food, serving dishes, or lighting devices. The words sideboard and buffet are somewhat interchangeable, but if the item has short legs, or a base that sits directly on the floor with no legs, it is more likely to be called a sideboard; if it has longer legs it is more likely to be called a buffet.

The earliest versions of the sideboard familiar today made their appearance in the 18th century, but they gained most of their popularity during the 19th century as households became prosperous enough to dedicate a room solely to dining. Sideboards were made in a range of decorative styles and were frequently ornamented with costly veneers and inlays. In later years, sideboards have been placed in living rooms or other areas where household items might be displayed

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Building a Home Bar?
If entertaining is your passion, then building a home bar is a great idea. Whether you’re hosting a formal party or just having a few friends over for a sporting event, home bar furniture will add flair to your next gathering.

For over thirty four years, we have been providing home bar furniture and home bar design ideas in North Carolina to help our customers furnish spaces for entertaining family friends.  Our wide selection of home bar furniture offers several ways for you to complete the look and feel of your home bar. Add seating to your home bar with a new set of stylish bar stools and matching pub tables. Whether you want to display your elegant wine bottles or simply store them, look to our variety of home bar units and home bar cabinets in the Raleigh area.

We offer many different sizes and styles, from modern home bar furniture to classic home bar furniture, as well as an array of high-quality materials like solid hardwood and wrought iron. Complete your home bar decor with distinctive lighting for an elegant way to set the mood. You’ll love looking through our diverse selection of home bar furniture.

Our staff is experienced in helping you select the right home bar furniture and designs, and will help you build a home bar perfect to suit your ‘entertainment venue’.

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