By Ursula Huber on January 08 2019 17:38:10
Bar Stools come in all sorts of shapes, sizes and styles. When choosing the right stool for you think about style, comfort, and functionality and also the right colour to suit your kitchen, bar or cafe. Here are some tips on choosing the right size, style and functionality for your bar stool.
A restaurant owner avoids crowding their dinning room, the same logic holds true for the bar area. Too much furniture crowded together can cause an uncomfortable experience for the customer. The industry standard for seating placement is 26 to 30 inches distance as measured from the center of each stool. This provides enough room for dinners to eat and socialize without feeling crowded. Using this method, a business owner can measure their allotted bar space and then determine how many bar stools they will need.
Many plastic bar stools have a metal base to help make them more durable and long lasting and when purchasing this type of stool look for ones where the seat plastic extends down the metal base as they seem to last longer than the ones with just a seat mounted on the base.
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.
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.
A lot of commercial bars typically feature bar stools with round seats; as such, the appropriate cushions would be round bar stool cushions. In order to cut cost, several bars feature wooden topped round bar stools rather than cushioned stools. While I believe there`s nothing wrong with that, it shouldn`t be at the expense of the customer`s satisfaction! How much can cushions cost? Despite their minimal cost, round bar stool cushions make a lot of difference in keeping a bar`s clientele coming back. By the way if the bar you frequent as a customer does not have round bar stool cushions, change it!
Many wooden stools come cushioned as well, adding a bit of color and brightness to the beautiful finished wood. These cushioned stools look great in the family or game room or even in a dining room sitting. The materials used in cushioned stools can be anything from cheap plastic covering to real and faux leather, to cloth and even in some cases velvet. Of course the higher quality the cushion the higher the cost of the bar stool.
Also, there are bar stools with or without backrest. The latest model, one without a backrest is most often encountered in bars, because it is very easy to use. The colours vary, and you can find stools in the most unusual greens, blues or reds, colours that enhance the metal work, particularly in the night clubs. The material we sit on is also important so, again, the options are multiple and you may go for for fabric, plastic, or, more expensive, for leather, according to your personality, the colours and the other furniture and décor in your room.
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