Barstool vs. Counterstool

Which height is right for you?

Over the past 10 years one of the most common mistakes that customers make is knowing the difference between bar and counter height stools.

Picture Courtesy of Eddy West
Picture Courtesy of Eddy West

A standard height bar is 40-42” tall; consequently, you will  require a barstool that is 30” to the seat. The standard height to a counter is 36” and will require a stool that is 24-26” to the seat.

Picture Courtesy of East End Imports
Picture Courtesy of East End Imports

Occasionally, you will find some manufacturers that use a hydraulic or gas lift mechanism that will allow you to adjust the height of the stool accordingly.

 

Picture Courtesy of Lillian August Fine Furniture
Picture Courtesy of Lillian August Fine Furniture
Picture Courtesy of Maitland Smith Furniture
Picture Courtesy of Maitland Smith Furniture
Picture Courtesy of Vanguard Furniture
Picture Courtesy of Vanguard Furniture

So, whether you are looking for contemporary or traditional – leather, wood, or fabric, don’t forget the most important thing . . . to get the Height, Right!

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