More and more families are moving out of the dining room and into the kitchen to sit, eat, and entertain. Clients are are often asking for comfortable and stylish ways to make bar stools fit in with the rest of their home and reflect their lifestyle.
Before you consider the style and the look you want to achieve, you need to address height and amount of stools you can fit into the space.
It is important to determine the number of bar stools you will need based on the size of your counter or bar. You should leave a space about 8 to 12 inches between each bar stool. This will allow enough space for people to dine and socialize.
It is important to determine the correct height for your bar stools. The basic rule of thumb is that the space between the bottom of the table and the barstool seat should be about 12 inches. The standard counter height is 34 to 39 inches, so a counter stool should have a seat height 24 to 29 inches tall. This will allow for plenty of leg space yet it will avoid that weird too low or too high feeling. The standard bar height is between 40 to 46 inches from the ground. This means the stool you select should have a seat height that is 30 to 36 inches.
You can always go for an adjustable stool too.