Bar stools (with back and arms)
Bar stools with hands provide enough comfort and lumbar support. Also, they provide more comfort for revelers, especially if you serve meals at your bar.They are much wider than backless styles,so in terms of space, you won’t be able to fit as many stools across as planned.
Choosing a stool with a swivel function prevents you or your guests from struggling because more bar stools can be heavy. Though it is convenient, it may not be suitable for households with lots of children around.
Is it wooden or metal? Most bar stools are either metallic or wooden. For the metal-framed stools, options range from a rustic bronze finish to a modern-looked chromed steel finish.
For a traditional look, wooden stools can be offered,crafted from select hardwoods, these stools come with features like swivel and backrests.
Rattan and wicker bar stools have a casual, timeless appeal that makes them suited to the kitchen as they are to the other kind of rooms. Unless they are all-weather wicker, ensure you keep them in covered spaces. Their lightweight design ensures you can move them easily.
Give them space
To ensure proper bar stool placement, you have to give proper spacing to avoid inconveniences and commotion. The spacing is not standard, but the design of your barstools should give you an idea of how best to space them. Those with arms should have more space to allow for movement. The recommended distance between the stool and the counter should be 10 inches, but you can give more space if you are looking for customized style.
Moreover, you can avoid a common mistake where the stools have a 3-inch clearance to the side. The majority of male customers will find the spacing too small and will end up disturbing customers on the other stools when moving out or in. You can double the space to 6 inches to allow easy movement of the customers.
Every bar stool should have approximately 21 to 24 inches of space. There should be about 26 to 30 inches in between the center of one stool to the center of the stool sitting next to it. It ensures ample space for dining without elbowing your neighbor.
Plenty of legroom
When measuring, make sure your bar stools are about 9 to 12 inches from the bottom of your countertop; your knees won’t be bumping up against the counter every time you eat and drink. If you are thinking of having swivel bar stools, you should consider having more space for legroom.