Choosing the right height for breakfast bar stools can be confusing. There is a range of variations with the breakfast bars themselves, as well as different worktop styles and worktop heights. It is important to ensure that you have the stool at the right height. It can make the difference between being comfortable and uncomfortable, and having your feet fit snugly under the breakfast bar or not. Sitting too low will not be comfortable either. So how can you choose the best height for your Breakfast bar stools to ensure comfort? Here is a quick guide to help.
You can measure stool in a number of different ways. Knowing the measurements to take will help you choose the right size breakfast bar stool for your needs, ensuring comfort and a good fit. One of the main measurements to look at is to measure the stool to the height of the worktop. When measuring this, you should also look at the height of the countertop and the height of the bar stool seat. This can give you an idea of what space there is for someone to sit under, to figure out if it will be comfortable. If the bar stool has armrests then that is something else to consider. Many customers will want their breakfast bar stool to sit pretty snugly under when the stool is sitting on it, so that’s another thing to think about.
What breakfast bar stool height is required?
When you are looking to get a new stool, then it is better to leave a gap of 30 cm between the worktop and the seat of the stool. This, for most people, will be enough space to allow you to sit comfortably with your feet under the worktop.
Table tops or worktops in kitchens in the UK tend to be around 90cm long (sometimes higher, sometimes smaller). So if you are looking for a bar stool that fits perfectly, then the bar stool seat needs to be around 60 cm long. If you have a higher breakfast bar, ie higher than the rest of the worktop, then you can choose a higher breakfast bar stool that can be used accordingly; you don’t want to have a seat too low when there is a high worktop.
If you are still not sure of the height you need, then you can always look for breakfast bar stools that are adjustable. This can be a good idea if you have children at home, to ensure that they are comfortable for the whole family to use, or if you have a worktop that is an awkward size to get the stool of the right size for it.
Choosing the right height for breakfast bar stools in your kitchen, or any space you have, can be simple when you know exactly what you’re looking for. One of the hardest parts about the process will be choosing the right type of bar stool since there are so many styles and designs out there.