Iwona Danika. Kitchen Appliances. May 08th , 2017.
The kitchen is more often than not the most heavily used room in the house, a place where everybody congregates and comes together.
Stylish, versatile and most of all functional, breakfast bars make a wonderful addition to any kitchen offering a compact and convenient solution for everyday life. Breakfast bar chairs are perhaps the most useful piece of furniture one could ever buy for their home.
Choosing your breakfast bar chairs is not as straightforward as it may seem, with thousands of bar chairs on the market available in a multitude of different shapes and styles.
The surrounding décor and style of the breakfast bar should be a key consideration when choosing your seating.
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What is the size of the kitchen and the breakfast bar? The larger the kitchen, the bigger you can go with the chairs. Chairs with backs and arms work well in larger spaces, but may emphasise the shortage of space in a smaller kitchen.
Choosing the correct height is also important, a general rule of thumb is to measure from the floor to the highest point of the breakfast bar. Then take approximately 20cm of the total measurement away, the remaining length provides a good indication of the appropriate height of the stool with enough space to sit comfortably, even when crossing your legs under the table.
How many stools will need to fit into the space is also worth carefully considering – there should be a gap of approximately 15cm between each seat to allow movement.
Type of Material Used
There is an enormous variety of different materials available for breakfast bar stools, from the more rustic traditional look to sleek contemporary designs, there is something to suit all different tastes.
A classic choice creating a warm and rustic feel which works well in both modern and traditional spaces.
A choice of fabulous colours and patterns to contrast or compliment your pre-existing décor. Choose from bright and bold fabrics, with stunning patterns or alternatively neutral tones.
For the ultra modern look, opt for highly polished chrome chairs.
Plastic is an excellent material for chairs – modern, low maintenance and available in a wide array of different colours and styles.
An all time furniture classic, leather exudes high quality and sophistication. It also provides comfort and is exceptionally hard wearing.
Natural wicker is usually associated with the rustic country look, it also works well in a more modern setting.
Purchase bar stools which will compliment your home’s colour scheme. A splash of bright colour in otherwise neutral surroundings, can create a real focal point for the room.
Different patterns and textures are an excellent way to add character to your room.
Arm rests and a high back will make the stool more comfortable for longer periods of time, this is especially useful in open plan kitchen and living areas when receiving guests.
Further Uses for Your Stools
Having some form of extra seating in the home is always useful, whether it’s in the hallway, bathroom, bedroom or office. Depending on the type of stool, it can also double up as a table or plant stand.
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