If you’re questioning the standard height for bar stools, let’s find out the answer. Counter height stools are specific, but many people fail to recognize and mistake them for bar stools. They do have some similarities, but the distinctions are quite obvious when you pay attention more closely. We can break down the differences into 3 major categories. First, when it comes to functionality, counter stools are mainly used as space savers, particularly in smaller areas of a home. Walk around and see which rooms you consider small. They are commonly found in kitchens, surrounding kitchen islands or counter-height tables.
Since many people do not pay attention to the actual function of these stools, many put them in the living rooms. Well, we do not really blame anyone for doing such thing. We mean, you’re entitled to anything you own. Putting anything anywhere doesn’t violate any rules, right? But, now that you know where these furniture items should be placed, we hope you don’t mind following our advice. Yes, counter stools can also be decorative items if you will, creating a nice setting in every room. Next, in regards to height, the height of a counter stool usually ranges from 24 to 27 inches. When it comes to styles, the comparison seems to be pointless because both types are available in as many as designs, patterns, and colors. They are also made from various materials, such as wood, laminate, veneer, etc.
We move on to bar stools. As the name suggest, a bar stool is supposed to be placed in a bar. It’s where a guest puts his bottom on while drinking some liquor. Again, due to their similar looks, many people use them in their homes, not in commercial establishments. Well, taking a bar space or a kitchen space doesn’t make any difference. In conclusion, although you know the differences of both types of stools, you can use them anywhere and they are pretty much interchangeable.
Whether you want to set up a home bar with counter stools or surrounding an island with bar stools, just go ahead. Last but not least, bar stools are taller on average, measuring from 29 to 30 inches. Even though they are interchangeable in terms of functionality, height is still a primary factor to consider. Do not buy extra tall stools if you have many kids at home, and vice versa.