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Bar Stool Buying Guide

bar stool heights

Before you start shopping for your bar or recreational room seating, there are a couple of questions you should be asking.

1. What height of bar stools do you need?

  • Be sure to allow a 10-12” gap between the seat height and the table/counter height to ensure you have enough room to be seated comfortably.

2. How many bar stools do you need?

  • It is recommended that you leave approximately 26-30” from the center of one bar stool to the center of the next to ensure enough room for each person sitting.

3. What material makes for the best bar stool?

  • This is really a matter of personal preference. The most common materials used for bar stools are wood and metal. Both of these materials are going to be very durable and look great in your home. A wooden bar stool will complement traditional or rustic styles very nicely. If you’re going for a modern or industrial look, metal may be a better choice to help you achieve your desired style.
Table Type
Table Height
Recommended Seat Height
 Dining Table 28″ – 30″ > 18″
 Counter Height Table 34″ – 36″ 24″ – 26″
 Pub/Bar Table 40″ – 42″ 27″ – 30″
 Extra Tall Tables 45″ – 48″ 31″ – 34″

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