KITCHEN

Customize Your Kitchen Living & Dining Experience

We can customize the finish and fabric on nearly everything in our showroom and can offer hundreds of styles that we just could not fit in our space! If you’re looking to add storage space in your kitchen or dining area, consider a bakers rack or kitchen cart. We also carry other specialty items and can help you match a stylish buffet or sideboard to your dining set to compliment your home.  Whether it is bakers racks, wine racks, islands, carts or bistros, we have exactly what you need because we have the biggest selection and best experts to guide you in the direction that fits your style and budget perfectly.

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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Perhaps you don’t need a table but want to replace your outdated seating.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.

What are dinettes?

Dinettes are typically smaller and less informal than dining room table sets. Dinettes are meant to be used in kitchens as eat in tables. They can vary in size, seating a minimum of two people to four to six people at the table.

Dinettes were designed to be a smaller dining table for a smaller kitchen. It was a smaller table that you could eat a smaller meal at, like lunch or breakfast, instead of using the dining room table for every meal. Dinettes share a lot of similarity in function to breakfast bars. Designed to be a small space in the kitchen for homework, or a small meal.

Dinettes bring back the Middle Ages tradition of taking your smaller meals in your quarters and sharing your larger meal of the day in a dining hall with many other people.

Using Dinettes alternatively

Even though their designed function was for eating in the kitchen or breakfast nook, dinette tables can be used throughout your home for various functions.  Dinettes can serve as the perfect two seater dining table in your living room, if you take your meals in there on occasion. They can also serve as perfect side tables or reading tables, next to a big arm chair. You could use them in your entry way as a small table for your keys, cell phones, etc.

Dinette tables can be perfect tables to add to your breakfast nook in your kitchen, or you could use them in other areas like as a small desk. If you don’t have the need for a large desk in your home, a dinette could be the perfect smaller table. Depending on the size you could fit a laptop, a small lamp, a jar of pencils, and a stack of post-its or two.

Consider both the size of your eating space. Once you have the right dimensions it is time to choose between the materials and style. Most will stick with a tall metal and lighter construction.  Sleek lines and rounded  corners work well for kitchen settings. For a timeless yet elegant appearance, two upholstered bar height chairs are a popular choice!

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Tables come in a wide variety of materials, shapes, and heights dependent upon their origin, style, intended use and cost.  A great kitchen table is castor sets.  Castor sets are a set of wheels or rotating balls mounted in a swivel frame and used for the support and movement of furniture, trucks, and portable equipment.  This allows you to move your furniture around easily, based on your needs and space you need for cooking and entertaining guests.  

Common design elements include:

  • Cafe Tables
  • Island Add-On tables
  • Clear Legged Table
  • Single Pedestal Tall Table
  • Breakfast Table
  • Bistro Set

 

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 kitchen tables.

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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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Kitchen 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 & kitchen style 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 and kitchen 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. 

Kitchens are now designed to allow people to de-clutter as quickly and as efficiently as possible. There is a trend towards harder-working island benches. Often these benches become work areas for children’s homework and cutting vegetables. They’re very multifunctional.  Accenting these benchtops with a seating bench add the style and functionality.   Indoor and outdoor kitchens function as one.

The kitchen, which can sometimes form part of the dining and living area, allows for multi-functional furniture to be applied to both the kitchen and dining area.  Benches are great for this joinery, and can act as a backdrop to center island pieces. 

Beside the kitchen, the dining and living areas become apart of the overall focal point.  A bench can help blend the lines between the areas.

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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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