Jasmine Herman. Bar Stools. January 19th , 2018.
Once restricted to the local public house in the United Kingdom and Ireland and to the imitators in North America, 30 and 24 bar stools are now common place household furniture. Not only have these stools entered into the residential furniture market but they have broken out of a centuries old mold. For centuries bar stools seemed to be of uniform size and material. Times have changed. For literally centuries, stools found in bars were 30 inches in height. Of course, the height was specifically engineered so that a person could comfortably belly up to the bar and consume much ale. The stools were generally constructed from oak or another hardwood. The stools were firmly balanced upon 4 legs that were each attached to the underside of the stool seat a few inches towards the centre from each corner. As you can imagine, having a sturdy base of support was an important element in early bar furniture.
What all these stools have in common is that they are made of wood. Back in the times of wild west, metal was not as prevalent as it is today, and the cowboys had to make do with the materials that were more readily accessible, in particular wood. So the cowboys had to master the art of woodworking to create these stools. The other materials the cowboys had available were natural leathers, either coming from caught wild animals, but more commonly from the cows that were slaughtered for their meat. Another thing these western saddle bar or counter stools have in common is that, just like the horse saddles, they never feature a back rest, or the arm rests. Lets look at these three styles of saddle bar/counter stools.
Upholstery - There are a number of upholstery options and styles available for bar stools with the main choices being wood, plastic/acrylic, fabric, leather, and vinyl. When trying to figure out which upholstery will work best for your home the best place to start looking is your kitchen or bar area to determine which will go best. If your kitchen or bar area already has a pre-existing modern vibe opt for something a little more edgy such as modern plastic/acrylic stools that are often available in a variety of fun modern colors to choose from. If you take pride in your kitchens wood workmanship you can easily accentuate this with wood bar stools that come in a number of different finishes to match your cabinets or counters. We all love kids, but know that they are prone to spills and stains on our furniture. If you have kids in your house stick with a material that can be easily cleaned such as vinyl. If you are opting more for comfort and will be using your stools for extended seating fabric upholstery is always a safe bet for a comfortable sitting experience.
When picking the right type of seating equipment for your home bar, kitchen, or game room, it is important to find seating that not only shows off your personal style, but fits in nicely with your home decor. Many people have been going with white bar stools as their seating choice. There are a number of advantages to choosing white as the color for your bar seating, the biggest of course being the look. White stools help create a unique look for a persons home bar. If you have a darker bar it is very easy to pair the white stools with the dark bar and create a fantastic contrast in the room. You can create a very modern style by contrasting a dark bar, or color scheme, with the white colored bar chairs.
A Quick Word About Prices Bar stools range from around $50 to more than $400, with an average of around $100. Although you can find them as inexpensive as $50, you may find that the quality suffers and it may make more sense for you to spend a bit more to get the quality that will last longer. A Final Word Stools are a very fine choice in furniture. From swivel bar stools to solid wrought iron, they are versatile enough to replace chairs for many uses, and they can provide a casual yet elegant look and feel. Many are more easily moved than chairs because of their lighter weight, and they save space. Heres some useful information to help you in your planning efforts. Stools should be placed about 14 from the edge of a wall or bar, and you should plan on spacing them approximately 26 to 30 apart. Add some style to your home with some. Whatever the application, there is a kitchen bar stool to meet your needs.
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