Furnishing a kitchen counter, or a home bar, with bar stools offers a convenient spot for people to sit without necessarily taking up too much space. Bar stools should be able to fit under, or close to, the counter or bar when they are not being used.
How to Choose a Bar Stool
Height is probably the most important aspect to consider when purchasing new bar stools. Ideally you want your bar stool to coordinate with the height of your counter top so one can sit comfortably at the kitchen counter or bar table. Always measure the counter or bar height where the new bar height stools will be used before you go out and buy new bar height stools.
When considering the aesthetics of a bar stool, there are plenty of designs and materials to choose from. At Barstools & Dinettes, Bars, and Dinettes in the Raleigh area, we stock wooden bar stools, metal bar stools, cherry bar stools, bar stools with backs, swivel counter bar stools, wrought iron bar stools and so much more! And all of our barstools can be made for custom order. Pick if you want arms or no arms. Choose if you want a back or without a back. Don’t know what height? Go with adjustable! You can upholster your seat with whatever material you can think of! We can finish the metal to match the metal in your house. The options are literally endless. But don’t worry, we’ll guide you the whole way if you want.
Material choices for wooden bar stools generally include oak, cherry, walnut, ash and mahogany—each with a special character to go with the core theme of your room. If you’re looking for a more economical option, you might consider a wooden bar stool made from raw pine which you can finish in any color.
If you’re looking for something a little more luxurious you might want to look at the swivel bar stools with high backs and padded bar stool cushions. These upholstered bar stools with backs give you the additional benefit of a seat back, providing a sense of comfort to go with the convenience of propping yourself up at the bar table or kitchen counter.
Need barstools outside by the pool? No problem! We have plenty of options that are great for with-standing outside weather. The metal and finishes as well as seat material will play the biggest role in your outdoor stools.
Check out our Height Guide to help you determine what height you need or contact us for a free consultation!