When you move into your new home – or when you have decided to redecorate and make the rearrangements count – then choosing the right furniture can be a hassle. After all, there are so many choices to make, and the market offers you so many options that it can be hard to decide which would fit best.
Luckily, there are some simple rules regarding what to do and – equally important – what not to do. Since the kitchen is arguably one of the most important areas in the home, it’s crucial to pay attention to that. Have you ever wondered how you can make the most of your kitchen? Here are the top tips on choosing the best stools for your home or kitchen.
Get the height right
The height will depend on two different things. Firstly, you don’t want your guests to be uncomfortable and have to climb on top of the thing, so you don’t want to make them too high. On the other hand, you want the stools to be low enough for a comfortable fit below the surface that they are near. You want your stools to be about 10 inches to a foot lower than the surface they are placed near. For example, if you have a 4-foot kitchen counter, keep the height of your stools to about 3 feet or a little higher.
How many can fit?
It’s important to consider this, because you don’t want your guests to be touching elbows and fighting for space to move. Generally speaking, you should allow about one foot of space between each stool (measured from the widest parts of the stool).
Choose your style
This is really a matter of personal choice, and there are many kinds of styles and models to suit most anyone, whatever the budget might be. Think first in sensible terms, however – do you want comfort or do you prefer to make a style statement?
In essence, it comes down first to some practical thinking: measure the height of the surface where the stools are going to be located, and make sure there is plenty of space for the legs and the rest of the body – try it out; once you’ve found the right height, it’ll naturally speak to you. Also do some math when it comes to the number of seats; you want everyone to have enough elbow space, after all. Thirdly, choose a style that connects (or opposes) the existing décor, and that will make a statement. For instance, if you want a rustic look, you can choose vintage or industrial furniture. It may take some time, but it’s an important choice. When things look right, it adds a soul to the home. When things feel right, you know you’re home. It’s worth the effort.