Barstools Height Guide
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Measure your counter from the floor to the top *Unless you have an apron running across the countertop, Now, subtract 10-12 inches from the counter height measurement you just measured. This will be your ideal seat height that you can fit comfortably at your counter/bar. What is that number?
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If your countertop has an apron, measure from the floor to the underside of the apron. (If your kitchen apron is no wider than 2 inches measure from the underside of the counter to the floor.) Anything wider than a 2 inch apron: Please ask for proper stool height.What is the measurement in inches?
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Let’s figure out how many stools you can comfortably fit at your counter.Measure your counter from left to right (outlined in red above) Stools are generally between 16–21 inches wide. For comfortable seating, you should allow approximately 24 inches of seating space for each person. For example, a 72-inch wide counter will seat 3 people, comfortably. 72 ÷ 24 = 3 people Remember: stools with arms take up slightly more room than stools without arms (up to 2 inches wider. If the ends of the island are open and there is no wall, you will have slightly more clearing for stools. How many inches is the length of your counter top?
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Stools with or without backsStools with a back „ You have a backrest for support and from getting sore.„ You can sit comfortably for longer periods of time.„ Safer for elderly and children.Stools Without a Back„ For smaller kitchens, you can tuck them under the counter.„ You don’t have to reach over the back of the stool to get to items on the counter. Do you want your stool with or without a back (backless)?
Stools that swivel:A 360-degree swivel range is where the stool will turn all around, A 180-degree swivel range and memory-return swivel will swivel left to right and will automatically return to the center once you get up from the seat. 360- Degree Swivel Range„ You can swivel your stool to the left or the right and stay in that position. „ When you exit the stool, the stool will remain in that position. 180- Degree Swivel Range also known as Memory-return Swivel „ When you exit the stool, it will come back to the center automatically. „ You must hold the stool when turning to the left or right because the stool will want to spring back to the center. Do you want a fixed, memory-return or full swivel stool?
Stools With arms„ You have a place to rest your arms.„ Easy for elderly people and children to get into byholding on to the arms.„ Overall, gives it a little extra boost of comfort.Stools without arms „ Makes the stool narrower and you can fit more stools around your counter.„ You can slip into the stool from left or right without the obstruction of an arm.Do you want arms or no arms?
Metal Frame stools „ Heavy-duty powder coat paint finishes which are resistant to scratching.„ Footrest won’t snap or crack under pressure.„ Great for hardwood floors (nylon caps on the bottom of the feet, felts can also be applied).„ Welded joints for maximum support.„ Longer warranty than wood stools, typically from 10 years to lifetimeWood Frame stools „ Tenancy to have many finishing options„ Bring warm features to kitchens„ Multiple nail head options and kick-plate finish options„ Won't chip counter top if hit„ Wood can fit into many different kitchen stylesWhich frame do you prefer?
Let’s figure out your ideal cushion & metal color. Take a look at your kitchen. What colors do you see? What are the colors in your countertop? What specific colors really pop out?Ask yourself these two questions:„ Do you want your kitchen island and stools to be the focus? (high contrast)„ Do you want your stools to not be the focus in the room? (low contrastIf you want your stools to be the focus, make sure to pick contrasting colors.
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HIGH CONTRAST The dark metal finish pulls the color from the chalkboard hanging on the wall, making the kitchen feel uniform.· The dark metal finish contrasts beautifully against the countertop, thus being it’s a lighter color.· The brown in the seat cushion pulls some of the brown tones from the floor and is a good contrast against the countertop. Both of these colors make these truly stand out, but compliment the other colors in the room.· Notice the wood tabletop has a lighter brown wood. If we were to do the same shade of wood, it would be too matchy-matchy. Going a step darker gives it contrast.· The metal finish is also a little darker against the base of the counter, making the stools pop.·Here, we have a gorgeous light blue shade for the base of the counter.· To contrast, the metal finish is a dark brown. Why not a black finish? There’s no black in the room! There’s shades of browns in the room and that’s why a dark brown makes sense here.Which of these rooms "better" fit your style?
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LOW CONTRAST The colors on these stools are pretty similar in value to the colors in the room and that’s why this is a low contrasting kitchen.· It’s still just as gorgeous as the high contrasting kitchens, no doubt· People in this case, opt for colors like these so they can make the other elements in the room pop. Take notice of the pink blender in the corner and the fruit bowl on the countertop. They give a splash of color that wakes up the whole room.· Notice the muted colors on the bar stools, cabinets and countertop.· The stainless metal on the stools brings out the stainless appliances with a gray and white counter.· Although there is not much contrast, the splash of colors such as the blue pendant shades along with the orange wall in the hallway, make everything pop. This kitchen gives an industrial feel with the warmth of the accented colors.· Lastly, here’s a photo of a kitchen with dark on dark contrasting where all of the elements work together to create a space that’s classic and elegant.Which of these counters "better" fit your style?
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