If kids are in the picture you’ll definitely want to weigh more heavily those characteristics such as sturdiness (to prevent their accidentally tipping over) durability and ease of cleaning. Of course if the bar stools will be used exclusively (or at least primarily) by adults you can afford to safely go with lower backs more delicate stability and swivel options.
A backrest tends to be more comfortable. If your bar stool is in an area you’d like people to stop and stay awhile this is definitely an option to consider. Just because a bar stool is designed without a back doesn’t mean it will lack comfort. Plus stools without a back can be space-savers tucking neatly under the countertop.
Then there’s also the bar height stools. They work well with bars and counter tops that are between 41” and 43” tall. They are typically used in restaurants and bars and they are taller than the average dining chair. There’s also a fourth category of extra tall bar stools which suit counters and bars that are 44” to 47” tall.
Having a bar or an island in the kitchen is pretty much a must. It’s a very functional thing to have plus it gives you the opportunity to incorporate bar stools in your design and they’re one of those elements that elevate the style in a room. There are numerous types of bar stools you can choose from and the decision has to be based on the overall style of the décor. So let’s see how different types of bar stools integrate in different kitchen decors.
In addition to the height of the stool another detail to take into consideration is the spacing between them. There should be 26-30” from the center of one stool to the center of the one next to it. This ensures a comfortable seating experience for all the users.
Once you got all measurements right you need to decide how many stools you need. Figuring out the number is easy. You need to provide adequate spacing for people to eat drink or socialize. A distance of around 26”-30” between the centers of the bar stools should be ideal.