A bar stool is not just restricted to the bar, because this is one item of furniture that can be used anywhere in the home, restaurant or office canteen to add that bit of extra chic to any setting. They can look good almost anywhere be it the breakfast room, kitchen, restaurant or as a counter stool at any café. When buying a barstool, the first thing to determine is the type you’re looking for because of the various types of stools that are available in the market today.
Styles keep changing rapidly and by knowing the look you’re aiming for, it should not be difficult to find a bar stool that conforms to your needs. With thousands of choices available on the internet, browsing them will take days if not weeks if you’re not sure of the type you require for your home bar or kitchen. They not only come in various shapes, styles and sizes but also in different heights and materials; that it can be quite a daunting task to decide which particular counter stool or kitchen stool are suitable for your requirements.
The three most popular styles of stools are the standard stool commonly seen in old world bars that are mostly backless and of counter height. A Swivel barstool can allow you to turn around while being seated and is ideal when you to want to see everyone in the room without having to move the stool or moving your body. The backless stool is also used in most bars and homes because it allows you to sit facing any part of the room without having to turn the stool.
A barstool or counter stool does not have a standard size and is available in different heights and widths and the one you choose will depend on where you hope to place it. If it’s to be at the kitchen counter in your home, make sure it’s the right height in relevance to the counter, preferably with a backrest that would allow the user to lean back and have some comfort and security while having his meals. A kitchen stool will also have a longer life if the material is stain resistant and can be wiped easily in case food and drinks are spilled on it.
Some of the most colorful bar stools you see these days are at wayside cafes and restaurants. Most of these stools have seats made of colored plastic with steel or chrome frames and legs to give them a breezy and modern look that is pleasing and inviting. This type of counter stool is also durable and very easy to maintain and is suitable to be used outdoors as well.
If on the other hand you’re looking for a more classic look for your home, or restaurant, you cannot go wrong with the elegant looking traditional bar stool made out of quality wood and leather upholstery which remains the most sought after counter stool used in prestigious clubs and restaurants even today. But in the end, it all depends on one’s lifestyle and budget and the purpose for which you wish to buy a barstool.