Published at Thursday, April 20th 2017. by Maiolaine Delamare in Kitchen Bar.
Having a bar or an island in the kitchen is pretty much a must. It’s a very functional thing to have, plus it gives you the opportunity to incorporate bar stools in your design and they’re one of those elements that elevate the style in a room. There are numerous types of bar stools you can choose from and the decision has to be based on the overall style of the décor. So let’s see how different types of bar stools integrate in different kitchen decors.
But what if several persons are using the kitchen and their heights differ quite a bit? There’s a practical solution for that situation too. Multi-height counters are a great solution for families or shared kitchens. They basically feature various surfaces with different heights so everyone can feel comfortable when using the kitchen. Another advantage for this type of design is that it’s especially great for multi-functional kitchen islands that also work as bars or dining tables.
One size fits all rarely works, even when talking about furniture or other home-related products. Countertops are a good example. The standard height for a kitchen counter is 36” off the floor. While that may be OK for some people, in a lot of cases the counter can either be too low or too high. After all, we’re all different so why should we settle for something that doesn’t fit? Since industry standard heights don’t work for everybody, the natural solution to the problem is a custom countertop height that’s tailor made for the person or persons using it.
Yellow is often regarded as a color that’s happy and playful, and you can bet that your bar stools will stand out when you choose them in this color. Check out the stools in the first example below from Decoholic. Clever to add some lemons too! Whether you go light green or dark green, yellowish-green or bluish-green, the color just looks fantastic in so many situations. Tiny Me featured some very lovely bright green bar stools in a white kitchen, while Home DSGN shows a modern loft with a touch slightly lighter green for the bar stools at the kitchen island.
Determine the desired height – First of all, you need to determine the height of the bar chair or stool you wish to introduce to the space. Generally, the height varies between 24 inches and 30 inches. According to the experts, the ideal height of a stool or chair should be 10 inches lower than the height of the counter or the table. Consider comfort and style – Try and select chairs and stools with a design that matches your comfort and style. The options you may choose from includes chairs with high back, low back, without or with arms, 360 rotating capacity or those with partial swivel. In addition, also ensure that the stool you choose also matches well with the furniture, upholstery and look of the room.
A nook is a cozy space designed to provide an intimate meal space for just two or four people. Generally a breakfast nook is tucked away in the corner of a kitchen or within a bay window. If possible, start by adding a padded window seat. This provides you with a great opportunity to show some personality and add some color to your space with an interesting fabric pattern and a few charming pillows.