Blondene Dubos. Counter Stools. January 22nd, 2018.
The height of the seat needs to be compared to the height of the counter top. If you are an average-sized person, you need about 8 inches to 10 inches between them to fit your thighs without squeezing. A 30 inch seat height and a 40 inch to 44 inch counter height allows for that.
Opening up your counters will also encourage more interacting within your family. Instead of standing around the kitchen getting in the cooks way for example, they could simply sit and watch from the other side of the counter or try helping out. Using these bar stools as quick chairs that can be tucked away and stored with ease is a great solution to your limited seating problems. These kitchen stools are also great for outside counters or barbeques. They are great at handling the elements and are easily to move and get on and off of.
What are they used for? As the name implies, counter stools are used where counters are available. In a home interior setting, if you have kitchen counters or bar counters, these provide the most appropriate seating arrangements. While they are mainly used for taking breakfast, snacks or a round of drinks, other uses of these stools make them very appealing. Their placements and comfortable seating/turning arrangements allow reading or writing and enjoying entertainment sources like music or television.
The next thing to keep in mind is the height of the chair proportional to the table or counter where you will be sitting. You should make sure there is about 8-10 inches between the seat and the underside of the table or counter. If not, it will be a pinch, literally, every time you, or your guests, try to take a seat, as your legs will be pinched between the countertop and the chair. This will not make sitting at your counter an enjoyable event, and likely will lead you and everyone else avoiding this seating area.
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