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Using Bar Stools In The Kitchen

January 10th, 2011

Although you may be in the market for a few stools for your kitchen counter and breakfast nook, consider the benefits of investing in bar stools rather than the formal kitchen counter stools that you may find on the market. There are many reasons for doing just that. Perhaps the best, though, is that you can easily choose between a huge range of style selections and really add some interest to the space by choosing from the range of bar stools on the market. Go ahead and get creative with these.

Choose The Right Stool

Before you do invest in these, do take the time to ensure that the stools will work in your kitchen. There are a variety of kitchen counter heights so your first step is to measure the amount of space under the kitchen countertop where you wish to position these to the floor. You do not want the height of the stool’s seat to come within at least six inches of the top of the counter if possible. If so, it will be difficult for people to sit there comfortably. If this is not possible because the counter top is lower, then ensure there is enough room for the stools to be comfortably pulled away from the counter.

Consider Your Style Options

Next, consider the space around you. What decorative items in the kitchen area can help you to choose the style of the stools? For example, you may have decorative pots and pans hanging from the ceiling. You may have other metalwork within the kitchen. If this is the case, pick up on this and invest in metal bar stools for the kitchen counter. On the other hand, you may have a color theme throughout the space. If that is the case, ensure you buy stools that work well with that color especially when it is prominent in the space. The good thing is that you will find many options to select from in color.

That is not all there is to take into consideration, though. You also want to consider if you want the bar stools to have backs or not. In the kitchen area, having that extra support can be nice, but if there is limited room, those backless barstools will work exceedingly well. You may also want to choose a classic look or a more modern look, depending on the décor in this space of your home.

There are many exciting pieces to select from in metal bar stools, wooden options and even wrought iron bar stools. Take a few minutes to consider which look can work best in your space. On the other hand, you may want to invest in stools that you simply love and decorate your entire kitchen around this look. Just remember, you can find discount bar stools that look great and function well. You do not have to spend a lot of money on these stools to allow them to add both a functional and decorative element to your kitchen.

Ben Weissman writes about using Metal Bar Stools and Hillsdale Furniture to decorate your Kitchen
beautifully and inexpensively. Make your Home a Personal Retreat!

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