Perhaps you’ve wondered what the difference is between a counter stool vs bar stool. They sound relatively the same, however, there is a difference in height between the two. This article will help you figure out which one works best for you and your needs.
Modern style homes have begun to follow a trend of having an island or counter space in the kitchen area. This new feature, especially in small spaces like apartments, eliminates a formal dining room.
In this case, you want to make sure that this area will be most comfortable and appropriate for your dining experience.
Counter Height stools are perfect for residential and office settings. Typically these stools measure between 24”-29”.
There are a plethora of styles to choose from: backless stools, counter height chairs with backs, swivel counter stools and much more!
If this is your only space to dine be sure to choose chairs that will provide support while complementing your existing décor.
Bar stools are just that, made for a bar. Think of what you might see at a restaurant or bar. These stools are a bit taller than your traditional counter-height stools.
They are manufactured for counters that are taller than what is in your kitchen space. Bar counters range from approximately 40”-43”, and the bar stools seated at these counters are on average 30”-33”.
If you have a bar in your home, be sure to purchase bar-height stools. This ensures that you are at the appropriate height level to eat and drink comfortably.
Otherwise, you may find yourself struggling to rest your arms on the bar table, or leaning over because you’re seated too high.
Counter Stool vs Bar Stool Height
Additional Bar Stools
Swivel bar stools offer flexibility and comfort, as they typically come with back support and cushion
Adjustable bar stools are incredibly functional and can be used at a bar or counter due to their ability to adjust to the height of the bar or counter space.
Extra tall bar stools measure 33”-36” tall and work best with bar tables that are taller than 43”.