The bar area has become an inseparable part of modern kitchens. It is a great addition to any kitchen – it makes the whole space a lot more practical, bringing its look to a much superior level. Plus, it offers you a lot more possibilities for wining and dining and it is also a great spot to have your morning cup of coffee before leaving for work.
But the kitchen bar itself would be incomplete without bar stools, and the thing with these pieces of equipment is that you cannot just buy the first type of bar stools you encounter upon entering the store. You must do your research first and figure out the height, design and material you need so that they perfectly blend in your kitchen décor. You can also browse bar stools online as the Internet definitely offers some pretty good deals that you cannot find in stores. Plus, buying online saves you a great deal of time and it enables you to shop from the comfort of your home. Such a convenience!
Height – There is nothing more annoying than sitting on a bar stool with the wrong height. That is why it is so important to have your kitchen bar dimensions in mind while shopping for bar stools online or while roaming through the stores. So, measure your bar area – starting from the floor to the top of the bar and once you have the final number, subtract 25cm to get the ideal bar stool’s height for your kitchen. However, if you are not sure whether you want that size, go with some of the adjustable models; they are also a good choice if you have kids as these chairs can easily go up and down.
Design – If your kitchen is made of wood your best choice would be to go with bar stools made of dark woods, painted woods, leather or fabric. Transitional bar stools mix leather, metal, and wood in their design and are usually less heavy than traditional ones. Modern bar stools made of leather usually come in black, white, brown or red, and those made of vinyl and plastic are available in almost every colour of the spectrum.
Material – Bar stools can be made of a wide range of materials – you can choose between wood, leather, upholstery, metal, plastic, aluminum, chrome etc. If your choice is wood, then you should know that bar stools are usually made of hard rubber for durability. If your kitchen is in a contemporary style, then metal bar stools are definitely something to consider. They are also great for outdoor use as they are easy to clean and maintain. Upholstered stools should be your ultimate choice if you aim to add style and comfort. But in case you need to add some pop of colour to your kitchen space, you might as well choose plastic bar stools as these pieces of furniture come in a great variety of colours. Wicker, teak and rattan are also some of the options to consider.