These stools are available in lots of different sizes styles shapes and materials so you need to do your research before going shopping. First of all it’s important to select the right height for the stools. Measure the height of the counter and calculate the height the stools should have.A bar for example is between 40” and 42” high in which case a seat height of 28” to 30” is required for the bar stools.
Multiple options for swiveling bar stools exist they can swivel out from attachment to the counter itself (a space-saving function) or the bar stool’s seat can swivel on top of its own frame. Keep in mind arm rests if you opt for swiveling; if you have arm rests on your bar stool they should be lower than your counter to keep from destroying the counter’s edge over time.
At the modern end of the spectrum a stool like this one from Worlds Away is a very stylish choice. The round brass stool has a white faux leather polyurethane upholstered seat which makes it very easy to clean. Stylish with a touch of steampunk this counter-height stool from Nick Alain is more like a piece of industrial art. The unique base has squared off legs topped off with a set of five shaped spindles that hold up the beveled metal seat.
Fabric is definitely one of the easiest ways to bring in color and pattern into a space with bar stools. (Spaces that typically may be short on both of those design aspects.) Fabric bar stools tend to be comfortable and pretty although probably the hardest to clean.
Metal has many benefits as a bar stool medium. It is durable easy to clean and stylishly versatile. Metal bar stools also tend to be visually lighter-weight than other types of stools which is definitely something to keep in mind.
Another type is the counter-height stool which is the one we’re more interested in. These stools are smaller than the ones used in bars and restaurants and they’re the best for kitchen islands. They measure between 24” and 27” in height. Then there’s also the bar-height stool which is the same one you see in bars. These can be used for standard built-in bars and have a height of 28” to 33”. The fourth type is the extra tall stool which is somewhere between 33” and 36” tall. In its case the name pretty much speaks for itself.