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Looking to select stools for your space? Follow these tips!

For many people, stools are the center of their kitchen, lounge, living room, or any other area of the house. Stools that match a counter in your kitchen will not only save space but also make your kitchen appear much more modern. Whether it’s a lunch with relatives, breakfast by yourself or with someone else, or simply anywhere to sit while reading a book and drinking tea; stools that complement a table will not only save extra room but also make the area appear much more contemporary.

Although the era of enormous tables and chairs is not over, there are some fresh choices to consider now. While the trend of stools and countertops in the kitchen eating area is not new, it seems to have resurfaced with newfound vigor in recent years. They’re more streamlined, contemporary, and, in most circumstances, a lot more comfortable than a wood-paneled chair.

Position of the Stool Is Important

The placement of your stool(s) may have a significant influence on the look of the area. You must consider how you will utilize the area before making this option.

When making this decision, there are several aspects to consider. The color scheme you choose will also influence how you make your decision on the aesthetic to go with. Some individuals place a pair of stools at the counter’s end, while others place an equal number on both sides to form an eating area.

Another consideration is if your center counter includes any utilities, such as a sink, stove, or oven. If this is the case, then putting stools across your table may not only be unattractive but also impracticable.

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Different Stool Styles to choose from

Commercial

Restaurants, bars, and other public venues need commercial seats that can withstand extensive usage. Commercial stools come with the same features as residential stools, such as swivel, backrests, cushioning, and upholstery. If you want to use your stools in a professional environment, be sure you choose industrial-grade stools to ensure longevity and the manufacturer’s guarantee.

Residential

If you’re looking for stools for your home, you may select from our residential or commercial quality options.

Metal or Wood

The majority of bar and counter stool structures are made of metal or wood. The metal finishes vary from primitive bronze to modern-looking chromed steel. Wooden stools provide a more classic appearance. These stools are made of choice hardwoods and available in a variety of finish colors, as well as swivel and backrest options. To help you limit down your options, decide if you favor metal or wood types.

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Cushions, padding, recline, and arms 

When resting for lunch or a drink, many individuals prefer a well-cushioned chair with a comfy backrest. For the comfort-conscious, hundreds of stool alternatives with upholstery and backrests are available. There are many alternatives to help you choose the ideal complement for your room, from luxury leather to modern microfiber. Some individuals like to put arms on their stool in addition to backrests for a more comfortable and peaceful experience. Hundreds of types with metal, hardwood, or upholstered arms are available.

Lift and swivel

Choose a type with a swivel seat or changeable height to increase the versatility of your stool. Swivel stools are popular in public and private spaces because they enable you to spin in your seat quickly. Stools with an airlift lever beneath the seat, also known as a gas lift, allow for seamless height adjustment, allowing you to find the most stable place for your stool. These characteristics turn your stool from a static seat to one that provides more comfort and adaptability.

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Finally, choose the most appropriate size

We’ll presume you’ve considered all of the above factors and have a general concept of the sort of stool you want.

When it comes to establishing a comfortable sitting area, height is crucial. There must be enough room beneath the table for your legs to rest comfortably on the footstool without slamming against the top or side of the counter. We’ll also presume you have a notion of how tall your counter will be.

​​To choose the ideal design for you, you must first determine the length of the counter. Because most folks understand how many chairs they need, divide the counter’s length by that amount. If your table is against a wall, make sure there’s enough room between the wall and the very first seat. Keep in mind that extras like armrests and cushioning will add to the breadth.

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<i>About</i> Vivek Agrawal
About Vivek Agrawal

Vivek is a global sourcing expert and has worked with and assisted clients with their sourcing requirements for 1000+ projects in his 15+ years in the industry. With the aim to fulfill the evolving needs and demands of architects, interior designers, project managers, and HNIs, he started Arcedior – the most loved, curated products platform with 60,000+ products from 600+ brands spanning 35+ countries. Being a design enthusiast with an eye for details, he also started a group on LinkedIn called ‘Design Leaders Roundtable – A Collaborative Community for Architects & Interior Designers’ which now has over 4K members. In his free time, he loves to travel with his family.

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