Kitchen Bar Stools can be a great addition to your kitchen. Not only do they create a social atmosphere, they are somewhere for you, or your kids, to sit and grab a quick bite to eat.

Choosing the right stool can be tricky. There are so many on the market, in all shapes, sizes, colours and designs. It’s vital you pick bar stools that fit with the design of your kitchen, however they must also be comfortable and easy to use. As items of furniture stools draw attention as soon as people walk into the room, so you should aim to buy ones that don’t look out of place.

How To Choose The Perfect Kitchen Bar Stool

The first thing to determine is the size of bar stool you’ll need, relative to the size of the kitchen bar. You should first visualise how high you want it to be- how much leg room do you want, do you want the breakfast bar to be higher or lower when you sit on the breakfast stool? After that, you should carefully measure up, taking measurements of height, width and depth of the stool. Note these measurements down somewhere and keep them safe. A common mistake you don’t want to make is getting the breakfast stool home and finding it’s too big or too small for the bar. So think…measure up correctly and try before you buy!

Another thing to consider is what it will be used for. Will it be a breakfast bar stool for the kids, a general perch for everyone to use, or merely a furniture stool to take up space and look good? How many people are in your family? and how many do you want sat at the kitchen bar at one time? Each of these issues will determine the type, design, number and price you’ll want to look at.

You should then consider how the stool will look in your kitchen. Is it the right colour? Does it fit in with your retro/traditional/modern kitchen design? Does it make a statement about you? A good idea is to take photographs of colour schemes and designs already in your kitchen, and take these with you when looking at potential purchases…then you can be totally sure everything works well. And if you can’t find the right stool in the shops, why not consider drawing your own design schematic and getting it custom made at a metal worker or carpenter. That way you can guarantee it will be the perfect fit for your kitchen and be totally individual!

After all this planning, go out and look around for some to buy! Go and sit on the bar stool, feel it to see how comfortable it is, take your kids to make sure they can get onto it…try before you buy! Pick a selection of ones you like and then try to narrow it down to a selection of 3 or 4. The best way to do this is to photograph the stool and then take the picture home and see how well it fits with your kitchen design. This costs you nothing, and can save you a lot of time, effort and money in the long run.

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