By Ursula Huber on January 12 2019 18:19:20
Retro is in these days and what better way to accent your retro style kitchen than with stools that borrow design elements from the good old days. You can buy brand new stools that are chrome and vinyl in a myriad of styles. Unlike actual vintage stools you won`t have to worry about rusting metal or ripped upholstery with new stools. You can get great stools with or without backs in a retro 50`s look, a vinyl retro lounge look with a full back and arms, and even backless counter stools just like you would see in the soda shop.
Some stools have arms rests. These rests often are quite high and can catch on or damage the bar especially on swivel stools. If you want arm rests or swivel features ensure that the height of the stools is less than the height of the breakfast bar.
on`t want the natural wooden look, a metal bar stool is for you. They come in sleek and elegant colors as well as shiny chrome. These stools will give the room a modern look. One exception is the wrought iron stool. These are made of iron that is bent into beautiful curves to form the stool. Unlike stainless steel models, these wrought iron models will give your kitchen or bar an old-fashioned look.
If you have a more formal or traditional kitchen, there are many bar stools that will go perfectly. I like a heavier stool with this look so you might try an oak or cherry stool that is solid and with arms. If you want an upscale pub look, try wood and leather bar stools that add class and elegance to any room.
The classic bar stool is more functional than stylish but a wide selection of wooden and metal stools are highly functional as well as stylish. Many of today`s wooden bar stools and metal bar stools are stylish pieces of furniture in their own right that also fulfill the function of the classic stool. The swivel seat is an excellent feature on many stools, especially if they will be used in a tight space, but be careful as the swivels on some stools tend to break and are not as durable as getting a non-swivel stool. Seat backs are also a good feature to consider as they are more comfortable. When trying to choose a style for your bar look to the rest of the dining area for inspiration. Many manufacturers offer the same style of furniture in both a bar stool and chair version.
While some plastic stools are rather cheap looking and not something most people would choose to have in their homes, others are well made and come in a variety of styles that are perfect for the more modern kitchen giving the dining area a very bright and futuristic look.
Some padded stools not only come with seat and back padding but, padded arms as well. Depending on the type of stool you purchase you can get a wide variety of colors of padding and many different styles of bar stools. There are even padded stools for outside use. Many of the outside stools have padding that can be tied on and removed for easy cleaning.
When making custom stool cushions, ensure that memory foam is used rather than regular foam that easily gets flattened. Also in order to make the cushions stay, an elastic band should be fitted round them. Additionally, the cushions should also feature strong "grips". If buying ready made round bar stool cushions on the internet, ensure that the issue of size, fitting and cost are properly ascertained before making a purchase. Now, watch your client numbers grow!