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How to Measure for Bar Stools

Posted by Watson's on Jun 4, 2020 7:45:00 AM

Bar stools With thousands of bar stools to choose from, finding the perfect ones to fit your home can be a seemingly difficult task. It is important to find the right dimension and style that suits your bar.

How many bar stools do I need? How tall should my bar stool be? Below is a quick guide to help you decide the best bar stools for your home.

Then shop one of the nation’s largest selections of bar stools, all at the guaranteed lowest price in the USA


Finding The Correct Height

1.   Take Measurements

The first step to finding the correct height is taking measurements. Measure from the floor to the underside of your counter or table. Make sure to double-check your measurements because they will determine the correct height for your bar stool. Subtract this measurement by ten inches to find the perfect bar stool height.

From there, your search will probably fall into one of two categories for bar stool height — counter height (23 to 28 inches) and bar height (29 to 32 inches).


2.   How many bar stools do you need?

Figuring out how many bar stools you need may sound like a tricky task, but it’s simple. Measure 26-30 inches between where the centers of each bar stool are, or where they would be. Then, measure 14 inches from the center of the last bar stool to the edge of the counter. This allows enough space for people to move around with ease and comfortably eat, drink, and hang out.


3.   Width of the Bar Stool Seat

When measuring the width of the bar stool seat, bigger is not always better. You want to ensure that your guests will be comfortable and have enough space. Allowing around six inches between stools is ideal. If a larger seat is more comfortable for you and your family, then you will likely have to decrease the number of stools you can fit under your counter or table.


4.   Determine the style

Finding a bar stool with the measurements you need is easy with the endless styles at Watson’s. Whether you want a barstool that has a back seat, one that swivels, or even one that can adjust the height, we have the perfect option for you. They will look amazing at your kitchen island, kitchen counter, or bar.


Shop one of the nation’s largest selections of bar stools, all at the guaranteed lowest price in the USA

Topics: Indoor Furniture - Bar, Home Decor - Bar Accessories

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