With the right considerations, your kitchen island can serve as a breakfast bar or dining counter. It’s the perfect spot for quick, casual meals with your family, but to get the most out of your island, you’ll need to pair it with the right counter or bar stools. Here’s now to select the right ones.
- Take height into account. A too-high or too-low stool makes sitting on the counter uncomfortable. That’s why you’ll need to make sure the seats are just the right height. Counter stools, for example, are typically 24 inches to 26 inches high to best match with the standard 36-inch kitchen island. Standard breakfast bars are about 42 inches off the ground, so your classic bar stools should be around 30 inches high.
- Materials actually matter. Your choice will tie the whole look of the breakfast counter or bar together. If you have a classic farmhouse kitchen, wood bar stools are a great option. Metal stools, meanwhile, matches better with the sleek appearance of modern and industrial-style kitchens. In addition, you’ll want to choose a material that can withstand constant use.
- Consider the style of your counter or bar stool. You’ll want to choose a style that meets comfort, aesthetic and safety needs. For example, get stools with a back so kids can safely and comfortably sit on them as they eat at the counter. If comfort is your top priority, choose bar stools with arms for better support – they are also great for a long sit-down meal. And, if you need to save space in your kitchen? Choose backless counter stools that you can easily slide beneath the counter after use.
Aside from bathroom remodeling, Krier’s Construction can also work on your kitchen upgrades. Expect only the highest quality products and services when you turn to us. We serve the areas in and around Neenah, Fond du Lac and Appleton, WI. Call us today at (920) 233-3633, or fill out this contact form to schedule your consultation.