Kitchens and home bars hold so much of our time at home. We linger there before school, after work, or during lovely weekend afternoons. Bar and counter stools are a timeless seat in some of our most important rooms. A stool must look tasteful, be practical, fit the space, and endure the tests of time, company, and family.
It’s wonderful to buy furniture that effortlessly matches or complements your home. With their simple frames and lines, stools are pretty easy to match with the major themes of a room. They often provide a tidy, clean look to a space.
When shopping for a stool, it is particularly important to consider what you need for it to be functional. Comfort is subjective, and stools come in a wide variety of supportiveness. Additionally, they can have backs or foot-bars, which can make-or-break the experience for some folks.
It can be helpful to bring pictures of the space, or the stools you’re considering, to make sure everything will look as you would like. Measurements of the height of the counter, the depth underneath it, and how high you would like to be, are all vitally important. Generally, one leaves 10 inches between their lap and the counter. It’s good to keep in mind who will be using the stools and how often, as people may have different needs. Depending on things like height, health issues, intended use, and how long the stools might be used for at a stretch.
Lighter fabrics and simpler construction can be great for occasional use or when you know there won’t be much risk. Heavy use, use when drinking, or in an environment where kids might play, might demand a stronger construction and darker colors.
Ultimately, it’s not something to overthink. At the end of the day, consider your needs and then go with your gut. Only bring out the tape measure when you start to feel concerned. Remember, we’re always here to help.
We often speak of dining tables, bed frames, and couches as what define our home as a place to dwell and gather. However, what we choose to use outside of those things are a purer expression of ourselves and choices. Breakfast nooks, end tables, shelves, and storage often end up being the most intriguing and useful pieces of furniture in our home. Of course, these are often the most versatile, able to work as furniture for your home office just as well as they would furnish a dining room or basement patio. At Dinette and Barstool Village, we know home furniture so well you’ll always want to bring our furniture home.
When choosing furniture outside of the core furnishings in a house, you are going to need to do a little creative forward thinking. Do you entertain often or for large groups? Then you might want to maximize seating. If you or your family often work at home or engage in a lot of long term projects, you might want to get extra tables or desks. Storage is critical to keeping a tidy home and saving time, so be sure not to underestimate your need for space.
Dual-purpose furniture is perfect for any home. Media centers and TV stands with shelves and drawers help you maximize space in your home and conveniently keep all of your entertainment essentials in one convenient place. Home furniture sets are often easy choices, because they balance a variety of needs with a sleek and coherent aesthetic.
We recommend taking pictures of your space before you buy, so that you have an easy reference as you narrow down your options. Never hesitate to ask us for our assistance or opinion. At Dinette and Barstool Village, we strive to be your home furniture home.