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How to Choose the Perfect Bar and Counter Stools

Did you know that in 2021, 7 out of 10 Americans chose to level up their home decor? If you are undergoing a remodel yourself and are working on some final kitchen details such as what counter stools to choose from, you are in the right place. We have put together this guide to share our top tips on choosing the perfect counter stools or stools for the bar, depending on your home. 

Read on to learn our top tips. 


The first thing you need to do is figure out the perfect height where you can sit at your counter comfortably. Counter stools are meant to fit underneath the counter, so they range between 34-39″ in height unlike barstools which are meant to fit under a bar with an average of 42″.

You can look at this page with acrylic bar stools so that you can see the difference in the average height between counter stools and bar stools. Measure your countertop and then decide what the most comfortable height would be for you to sit and not feel too far away from your counter or too high above it. 

Think About Function

If you have small children, you might want to stay away from stools that swivel or don’t have a back to avoid any accidents. You want to make sure you choose stools based on the function of how your kitchen layout is and who will be sitting on them. 


You don’t only want to choose based on the functionality of your stool, you also want to choose a stool that matches your home’s decor and your style and taste. When it comes to style, you don’t have to choose traditional stools just because your kitchen is traditional. You can instead opt for modern stools and balance out the style. 

When you choose your style, you might want to consider opting for stools with texture. Texture always adds another dimension to decor. This is the perfect way to give a twist to your kitchen area. 

Seat Size

The last thing you want is to choose a stool that your bottom doesn’t fit in. The average adult prefers wider and deeper seats on stools because they are a lot more comfortable. 

Keep in mind the width of your countertop when choosing the seat size because this will come into play. For example, if you have a narrow countertop then really wide stools might not fit along the counter and you might hit the stool every time you walk by. 

Time to Choose the Perfect Counter Stools

Now that you have our top tips on picking the best counter stools for your needs, it’s time to go shopping. Use our tips above to make an informed decision when selecting your stools. 

Did this blog post come in handy? Please make sure you check out the rest of our home section for our latest interior design tips.


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