How To Pick the  Right Size Bar Stools  For Kitchen Island

Are you shopping for bar stools for a kitchen island or counter? Look no further because this is the only kitchen island stool guide you will ever need! 

I’ll help you choose the perfect seat height, spacing and style for your kitchen. Plus I will make your shopping even easier with a fabulous collection of bar stools ranging in a wide variety of style and price points.

There is a major difference between a bar stool and a counter height stool – it’s the height of the stool. So which one is the right stool size for your homes needs?

The Difference Between Bar and Counter Height

The countertop on standard bar counters is usually between 40 to 42 inches high. So in order to sit comfortably, you want to select a bar stool around 28 to 30 inches tall.  

Bar Stools

A standard countertop varies from around 36 to 39 inches. So, you want to select a counter stool that measures about 24 to 26 inches from floor to seat

Counter Height Stools

When it comes to spacing of kitchen stools, it’s important to allow enough space between stools for people to eat, drink and socialize without bumping elbows into each other. 

How Many Stools Can Fit?

First, measure the length of the kitchen island or counter top of seating area. Next, divide the length by the amount of space you’d like for each seat.


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