By Sabrina Amsel on January 23 2019 13:46:16
Chairs have been around since the early days of civilization. The ancient Egyptians fashioned richly ornamented chairs out of ebony, ivory, and carved or gilded wood. The Romans and Greeks used the same chairs as the Egyptians. In fact, there was little change on the structure of the chair until the year 1749, when a new type of chair called the stool was made.
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.
Bar stools are becoming increasing popular for use in homes nowadays and two types of bar stools that seem to be showing up in all kinds of home decorating situations are plastic and padded bar stools. Let`s take a look at why these two types of stools are increasing in popularity.
New plastic resin stools are great for use on the patio, deck or at the poolside, as they are simple and easy to clean with a hose or damp cloth. Some of the resins used in plastic bar stools made for outside use are so resistant to the sun`s hot UV rays and weather that they remain looking almost new year after year. Many of these out door stools fold up for easy storage during cold weather saving room in your garage or storage shed.
There are many materials from which stools are built. At first, wood was used as the basic material. With time the designers started combinations between wood, which was used in 80 percent of the stool bar and 20 percent insertion of metal. In time, the elements of chrome have become more attractive and wood was replaced in many cases in 100 percent with metal.
Another very important aspect of modern wooden bar stools is that you can paint them repeatedly whenever need arises. Often, restaurateurs change decor and fittings to revamp the look of the restaurant. In such circumstances, you do not need to worry, as you can reuse the old Wood bar and cut down the expense. Similarly, you can also paint them if you wish to have a new look.
One type of stool that is commonly used today is the home bar stool. This comes with a foot rest and is quite higher and narrower compared to other stools. And they are not just made for the home bar. The kitchen counter is also an ideal place to install these stools.
If you are going with an ethnic, earthy sort of kitchen like a Tuscan or Mexican style you might look at wrought iron bar stools. They come with designs on the backs, arms and legs that range from really scrolly to just slightly. With upholstered seats, these can be covered to match the colors in your kitchen.
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