The use of the kitchen stool is becoming more common in the home since the comfort offered by a stool in front of a chair is superior. We have already told you on some other occasion that the stools offer a seat quickly, since being taller than a chair, it is not necessary to bend down (nor make effort when getting up). In addition, they are versatile and very practical seats, suitable for any space in the home: at a bar, at a high work table, in front of a dressing table … but the most common place is the kitchen.
We know that kitchen stools are increasingly valued and used, so we are going to offer you a series of tips so that when choosing you make the most convenient decision adapted to your needs and those of your kitchen. You should take into account the following aspects.
Take steps to choose the appropriate kitchen stool
You will need to take measurements of the counter where you intend to place the stools. These measurements will help you know what are the measurements of the stools that you have to opt for, as well as the number of units that can enter you in that bar.
The height of the counter is important, to avoid that the stool is too high or too low, although you will avoid this problem if you decide on stools adjustable in height. On the other hand, the extension of the bar will determine if you should place a kitchen stool, two, three or more units. Our advice is to leave a space of about 30 or 40 centimeters between stools and stool so that people who are going to sit on them have enough space, they can move freely and thus not feel uncomfortable.
Types of stool for your kitchen
There are an infinite number of different models of high kitchen stools, so the main thing is to focus on the use that you are going to give to that stool, yes, without forgetting the kitchen decoration. Best Bar stools
If in your kitchen you are not only going to stick to cooking, but that you are going to eat, have breakfast and dinner in it, you should bet on comfortable stools. For this they must have a backrest and a pleasant seat in which you can remain pleasant the time you are using it and you can eat peacefully. From Vaukura we propose high stools with backs inspired by Xavier Pauchard’s Tolix series or a high stool with backrest in aged natural wood. This stool is usually quite comfortable since it has a backrest, footrest, swivel seat and adjustable height.
If the function of your stool in the kitchen is going to be more decorative than practical, you can think more about decoration than comfort. Depending on the tones of your kitchen and the style you want to give it, you can go for a selection of design stools that would suit your kitchen, such as; a High Metallic Stool inspired by the Konstantin Grcic design
If you plan to put a wooden bar in your kitchen, you can include a high steel reinforced stool with a wooden seat inspired by Xavier Pauchard’s Tolix series, so your kitchen will show off a style similar to a port wine cellar.
If straight lines and smooth surfaces dominate in your kitchen, you will surely want modern bar stools for the bar, for this we can include Stools made of reinforced steel with a gloss finish, at your choice it will be left if you prefer them with a backrest or without it. These stools are inspired by Xavier Pauchard’s Tolix series.
Who will use the kitchen stools?
It is a very important question to ask yourself before making a decision. You will have to take into account which people live in the home and what ages. For example, if older people live at home, you should opt for stools that offer great stability (preferably 4-legged), comfortable to sit on and not very high, with footrests and armrests. If there are children or adolescents, you should also put stability and security first, as well as the materials with which they are made.
Sporadic or daily use of the kitchen stool?
It is not the same to use the stools every day, as from time to time. If you are going to give them a daily use, it is better to opt for a kitchen stool that is easy to care for: waterproof materials, easy to clean and easy to move without scratching the floor. If you are going to use them sporadically and they are going to be rather a decorative element in your kitchen, the design and quality of their manufacturing materials will prevail.
The kitchen stool must not clash
If you have decorated your kitchen with a certain style, the kitchen stool you choose should be in accordance, respecting the combination of colors and personality of the most vivid room in your home.