Ila Strong. Bar Stools. January 19th , 2018.
As for a dollar amount, the average higher-quality bar stool should be in the $199 to $349 range regardless of where you shop. Stools with special features such as tilt-swivel mechanisms, real leather seating, casters or custom heights may cost as much as $400 to $600 each. Some designer hand carved wood stools with multi-step finishes can cost $1,000 to $3,000 each. If your budget allows you, try to upgrade from the RTA bar stools to welded construction. They will last longer, be safer for you and your family, AND should allow you the ability to customize the height, fabric, and finish you want.
Also, there are bar stools with or without backrest. The latest model, one without a backrest is most often encountered in bars, because it is very easy to use. The colours vary, and you can find stools in the most unusual greens, blues or reds, colours that enhance the metal work, particularly in the night clubs. The material we sit on is also important so, again, the options are multiple and you may go for for fabric, plastic, or, more expensive, for leather, according to your personality, the colours and the other furniture and décor in your room. The rattan and bamboo are only two types of wood used in designing modern bar stools, and are making a come-back with a slight retro feel.
If your horizontal (floor space) is limited, you may choose armless. Arms generally add 3 to 6 inches to the overall width of a single bar stool and can add up to 18 in width on just 3 bar stools. (See How Many Do I Need?) Backless stools are great when you need occasional extra seating or in situations where you dont want to obstruct a view with tall backs. Example: You may have an open floor plan and do not want to obstruct your view from one room to another. Also consider any outside views. If your game room or kitchen faces a lake or river, for example, you may not want backs extending above your counter that may obstruct your view.
In the swinging 60s, a few people were incorporating bars into their homes and accordingly these stools began to make a small appearance in residential settings. The old wooden stools from pubs were popular but at this point we were seeing the emergence of metal and chrome stools. The wooden bar stools were found in basement or recreation room bars while the chrome and padded bar stools were most often found in living rooms and poolside. Throughout the 1960s and 1970s, most bar stool, be they commercial or residential, were 30 inches high. During the late 1980s we began to see the advent of the 24 inch bar stool. This smaller bar stool is now the most popular type of residential bar stool.
And the most important details when choosing a bar stool are the shapes and the colour. These days designers create almost all kind of shaped stools, from classic to modern or even excentric ones in order to satisfy everybodys desire. If you have a home full of classic furniture you can go for a classy leather bar stool, that will bring elegance and high class note to your room. Even ladies can make themsleves a special place at the bar on one of these! You may want to look at more natural colours, including creams and browns, nude colors and delicate materials adding a special glamour to the bar. These days, stools come in many forms and colours so not even the very modern designers cant say they couldnt find a suitable style to go with the minimalistic or futuristic furniture. In specialised stores you can find all kinds of stool models, for all ages and tastes, that will defintely impress your guests and make your bar a place of art and imagination.
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