By Ursula Huber on January 22 2019 20:19:50
Bar stools are not only a great way to get extra seating without taking up too much space but they can also serve as unique accent pieces in your kitchen. Bar stools are great for high counters, kitchen islands or tall bistro style tables and can work with pretty much any style of décor. Here`s some tips on the type of bar stool you might want to match with certain decorating styles.
The drawback with stainless steel stool for a bar is that it is quite heavy. An alternative metal to construct quality stool is aluminum. Known for being ultra-light and non-corrosive, aluminum is also respected for its strength.
If you are running a restaurant, it is very difficult to adjust metal stools in all types of settings. Wood bar chairs are comfortable and adjust well in all settings, either big or small. The best feature of wooden furniture is that it suits all types of furnishings as well. Wood furniture goes well in homes as well in every kind of interiors and decor.
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.
There are basically two ways of getting round cushions. There are ready-made cushions available in stores all over and the second option is having custom made round cushions. There are advantages and disadvantages to these two options. The ready-made cushion is usually cheaper but restricts the choice of fabric and can also be difficult to find the best fit for your sits. The custom made bar stool cushions are usually more expensive (especially if sewing is not your strong suit), but they last longer, fit perfectly and can be easily matched with the other draperies in the bar.
Most stools are designed to go under or near a bar. The height of the bar will determine the height of the bar stool. You ideally need enough room for a person to sit comfortably, legs crossed on the stool while under or near your breakfast bar.
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.
Wooden stools shouldn`t be placed in a setting where they are exposed to extreme dry or humid conditions. Wooden bar stools will dispel or attract moisture depending on the environment conditions. As the wood furniture absorbs moisture from the air around it in a humid environment it will swell just as it will contract when exposed to an extremely dry environment. There is a natural cycle for all wood furniture but when taken to extremes it can cause the wood to crack, weaken, or split over time.
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