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What makes a good pair of Kitchen Stools?

With so many options of home decor out there, it can be difficult to make a good selection. A lot of kitchens have especially incorporated an island or a counter where the family can gather around for meals, or guests can relax as their host prepares dinner. Kitchen stools are thus essential in such a setup, and with the right selection, bring an air of sophistication. We have thus prepared a guide for you to assist you in making the best choice when selecting a pair of stools for your kitchen space.

1. Design

There are several things to consider concerning the design of kitchen stools—for instance, the back and arms of a stool, color, cushion, and others. Backless stools have a more polished and cleaned look, but they are not ideal if you intend to spend a significant amount of time on the stools. If you have kids or are likely to be having your meals at the kitchen counter, then you may want to get some stools with more back support for comfort and safety. The same case applies with the arms of a stool, as they will allow you to dine with more ease and stability. Some stools have a rotating ability which can be a plus to consider, as they will make it easy for you to get on and off the stool.

 2. Appropriate size

Kitchen stools should ideally be of a good size that fits nicely into the counter. Of course, there is no one size fits all. Various homes have different types of kitchens. The general rule of thumb is that there should be about 6 to 10 inches of space between your stools to provide enough space for each person. When you are getting kitchen stools, therefore, you must keep this in mind concerning the amount of counter space that you have. To aid in your shopping, you can click here to view a wide variety of stool options available and get to pick one that suits you nicely. 

3. Height

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Height plays an important factor to consider when getting kitchen stools, as they will determine the posture and comfort of your guests. You do not want to have stools that are either too long or short, but you should rather go for something just right. Adjustable stools are probably the best way to deal with this, as they will help everyone to shift the height to suit them. It will allow them to access the kitchen counter with ease, have conversations and dine without a struggle.

4. Seat cushion

A good pair of kitchen stools will likely have a padded cushion. This will ensure that your muscles do not get too stiff if you sit there for too long. Moreover, padded cushions will provide a little more stability as you will not easily sway from side to side or off the chair. Another advantage of padded stools is that you can get upholstery that matches the decor in your kitchen to create an elegant look. You can select any color or flower print that you like and just have fun with it. It is best to get a material that is stain proof, for which you can easily wipe away any spills that are likely to happen in the kitchen.

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