Determine Ideal Bar Stool Seat Height


To sit comfortably on a bar stool, the difference between the top of the bar top and the top of the seat may be a maximum of 30 cm , the most optimal distance is 27 – 28 cm. Example: Suppose you have a bar table 90 cm high from the top of the table-top. Remove 30 cm from this and the minimum seat height is then 60 cm. Or rather, remove 27 cm from that and the maximum seat height is 63 cm .

Fixed bar stool or a bar stool adjustable in seat height?

The seat height of an adjustable bar stool is in most cases 60 – 83 cm (optimally 65 cm seat height) and with fixed bar stools 60 – 82 cm. Common standard sizes for fixed top bar stools are 65 cm and 75 cm seat height. Lower fixed bar stools with a seat height of 60/67 cm, also called counter bar stools, are very suitable for, for example, a kitchen island of 90 – 95 cm height. Keep in mind that an adjustable bar stool is a few centimeters lower due to the gas spring when someone takes a seat and a thickly upholstered seat will also collapse a bit. We also recommend a stable fixed bar stool instead of an adjustable bar stool for children and young people; For their own safety and young children play with the bar stools, which also increases the risk of damage to the kitchen island or bar. The most ideal bar height is 90 – 105/110 cm. If the bar is higher, ask us for advice.

Maximum width of bar stools

Do you want to determine how many bar stools you can store? You should take into account a space of 60 cm per person to be able to sit comfortably at a bar.

Design bar stools for in and around the house

Bar stools require little space and contribute to an informal atmosphere. This makes them not only suitable for at home, in the kitchen, on your cooking island and bar, but also ideal for the summer in the garden during a summer evening barbecue at a standing table, for example. Also take a look at our special outdoor illuminated More bar tables.

Modern bar stools for business and catering use

DesignOnline24 is the regular supplier for the business and hospitality entrepreneur who wants to distinguish themselves. The situations for which you can use these fixed bar stools or adjustable bar stools include canteens, reception receptions, stands at fairs, restaurants and of course cafés. Basically everywhere where an extra sitting and standing space has to be realized temporarily or permanently. The bar stools in the price range up to $150 are in most cases only suitable for private use or light business use such as at fairs and stands, but not for intensive use such as in the catering industry, public spaces and shops. For this we have a special collection of the design brands SCAB Design, Magis, 24Designs and Pedrali, but also custom bar stools which we can upholster especially with leather and in the desired color.

Many possibilities with bar stools from Design

Bar stools and bar chairs with backrest and without backrest made of metal or with an aluminum base. Especially the aluminum bar stools often can also be used outside. This is useful for an outdoor bar, as bar stools at a standing table on the terrace or if the bar stool is used at a beach pavilion. The steel bar stools are very strong in terms of frame and therefore suitable as a bar stool for outdoor use. If you choose a type of bar stool that is upholstered with artificial leather or fabric, these products are still very robust and shock-resistant. The full aluminum bar stools are a good option for use at a snack bar or cafeteria. The bar stools with a plastic tub are also well suited there. When purchasing your bar stools, consider what you think is beautiful, but also whether your guests and friends can sit comfortably on them. After all, the purchase must last for many years, so a good choice is of the utmost importance. In any case, we have a suitable bar stool for every location or moment.

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About the Author: Peter Beaumont

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