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4 Considerations When Buying Kitchen Bar Stools

While buying a kitchen bar stool is not the biggest purchase decision you will ever make in your life, is still something that warrants consideration. This is especially true if you care about the quality of your interior design and want to make sure that everything matches and complements one another.

Making the wrong choice in this department could leave you with kitchen bar stools that don’t match the room and look completely out of place or leave you with something that’s uncomfortable for your family and guests to use. This is why you should take note of the following 4 considerations when you are buying kitchen bar stools.


1.     The size

Of course, when you are buying kitchen bar stools, you need to make sure that they are the correct size and height to fit your space. If you pick something that is too tall, or too short, then people will have a hard time using them.

Remember; kitchen bar stools are for people to sit on while they eat breakfast and have a cup of coffee/enjoy discussion with family and friends. They are somewhere that guest will sit when you invite them to have a cup of tea, and where other people like tradespeople and other professionals might sit to walk through contracts with you.

As a hub of activity in any home, the counter space where this product will sit is going to get a lot of traffic. You want to make sure you get something that fits snugly under the countertop and does not get in the way of anyone passing by.


2.     The comfort

As with any type of furniture, you need to make sure that the kitchen bar stools that you invest in are adequately comfortable to suit their purpose. One that is simply made of wood with a seated groove can be cheaper, but one with a leather cushion can be much more comfortable.

Keep in mind; these items are not meant for extended comforts like a sofa or a bed – they are made for people to have enough comfort to enjoy a quick meal or drink while they are in-between other activities. People generally would not have an extended sit-down dinner while sitting on a kitchen bar stool.

Nevertheless, you should make sure that this item is comfortable enough to suit your purposes.


3.     The color/finish

woman sitting in a kitchen bar stool

When you are buying kitchen bar stools, it’s a good idea to think about the color or the material finish that is used. You want to make sure that it fits with the rest of the space you have and does not stick out like a sore thumb.

If you have a lot of rustic and timber elements at play in your home, then wooden kitchen bar stools can be a good way to go. Similarly, if you have a more minimal and contemporary look, then something that is made with a leather finish can be a better way to go.

As for color, you mainly want to match the light with light and dark with dark. This is called picking complimentary colors and will make your space effortlessly flow and feel very uniform.


4.     The cost

You need to also think about what the cost of buying a certain set of kitchen bar stools will be. While you can always try to save money by looking for individual items 2nd hand, it would be almost impossible to find a matching set that will complement the space.

There you have it, 4 major considerations you need to think about when you are buying kitchen bar stools.