Laverne Mallet. Counter Stools. January 21st, 2018.
Backless counter stools offer a great way to maximize the use of your kitchen space without cramping it up. They provide a comfortable seating wherein you can enjoy a quick snack or have a hearty breakfast. The use of this kind of counter stool has become increasingly popular these days since home spaces are getting smaller and smaller. They practically provide an excellent solution to efficiently decorate a small dining room or kitchen area.
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.
Wooden counter stools are probably the most popular because not only do they look great inside the home, they usually have a cozy inviting feeling to them. I would advise you get them with backs just in case of extended stays for a period of time on the stool. They can come with pads or not, i would suggest not only because pads can be easily damaged by reckless kids and are typically much harder to clean then a solid wood surface. Arm rests are probably not a must since you can always place your arms up onto the counter (despite what mom tells you). If you are getting counter stools for outside or just for durabilitys sake then definitely go metal because it is hard to damage those puppies and they can withstand all kinds of weather conditions.
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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