Counter Stools: A Guide to Picking the Perfect Counter Companion

Counter Stools

Have you ever had to pick out a counter stool for your kitchen, bar or entertainment space but just could not find the perfect one? Fear not as this guide will help you choose a counter stool that’s not only functional but also adds some personality to your space.

You don’t want to be sitting on a stool that is too low or too high for your counter. This is why it is important to understand the different counter heights and what is an appropriate seat height for each to ensure it is ergonomically friendly to the user.

  • Table/desk: 28”-30” (710-760mm) – seat height: 17”-18” (431-457mm)
  • Typical counter: 36” (914mm) – seat height: 24”-26” (610-660mm)
  • Bar/transaction: 40”-42” (1015-1070mm) – seat height: 28”-30” (711-762mm)
  • High bar/table: 45”-48” (1140-1220mm) – seat height: 33”-34” (838-864mm)

Now that we have the basic measurements in mind, let’s dive into the different styles available for counter stools. One of the most popular and versatile choices is the classic wooden stool. These stools come in various finishes, such as oak, cherry, walnut, or even painted in vibrant colors, making them an excellent option to blend in with any kitchen décor. Bracko Home offers a wide array of wooden counter stools, ranging from traditional to contemporary designs like the Malia Stool from Sahara Furniture.

Sahara Malia Bar Stool

The Malia Stool is a 24” high bar stool with a maple wood finish that exudes rustic elegance with its rich wooden craftsmanship. Its curved backrest and an optional cushioned seat offer both comfort and style. A fusion of natural charm and contemporary design, this stool adds a touch of warmth and sophistication to any bar or kitchen setting.

For those seeking a more modern and minimalist look, metal or stainless steel counter stools might be the perfect fit. These stools not only provide a sleek appearance but are also sturdy and easy to clean. They can effortlessly complement a modern kitchen or an industrial-style entertainment space. You can find elegant metal counter stools featuring clean lines and a minimalist design such as the Four Hands Bar Union Counter Stool.

Amisco Nathan Bar Stool

The Amisco Nathan Stool is a 27” high counter stool that exudes a modern elegance with its sleek metal frame and subtly curved lines. The curved lines are contoured with an upholstered seat and is contrasted with built-in footrests towards the bottom of the legs, making it an ergonomic design that offers its users with comfort. It is the perfect balance of both form and function.

If you are looking for a relaxed look, consider exploring upholstered counter stools. These stools offer not only comfort but also a chance to add pops of color or unique patterns to your kitchen or bar area. There are several brands showcased at Bracko Home like Amisco, who offer customizable furniture all made in Canada.

Amisco Weston Bar Stool

The Amisco Weston is a 27 ¾” high bar stool that would go great with a bar height counter. The velvet upholstered back and seat provides an elegant touch to your space, offering you comfort in style. Made with an ultra-sturdy steel frame with a well-cushioned seat and a built-in footrest that allows users comfortable seating.

Other than the materials of stools, there are other practical aspects to consider such as a stool with a swivel seat. These are user-friendly as they make it easier for people to get on and off the stool without having to physically move the entire stool. Swivel counter stools are perfect for busy kitchen spaces or when you want to engage in conversations in a lively atmosphere.

Amisco Dorsey Bar Stool

If you are looking for extra comfort, the Amisco Dorsey Bar Stool would be the perfect decision. Its sleek metal frame provides you with both an armrest and a footrest, complemented by a contoured upholstered seat. With a perfect balance of style and function, the Dorsey Bar Stool elevates any space, offering a chic and inviting seating solution.

Remember, when selecting your counter stool, it’s essential to prioritize comfort and functionality. Ensure the stool has an appropriate footrest to support your legs and that the seat is spacious enough for you to sit comfortably for extended periods.

Keep in mind the counter height you are working with and ensure that you pick an appropriate seat height and you will have a comfortable bar seating to enjoy!