A guide to choosing the right bar stool

Wishbone Counter Stool

The modern kitchen is now open and the concept of placing bar stools around the front counter is trendy. The time when there used to be a small two or four-seat center table with chairs is now old school. An open kitchen as well as a home bar, both need some counter and bar stools.

 

Fair enough, you don’t know where to start when choosing the right piece of furniture. It is not that easy as it was years ago. Now, there are a huge number of alternatives, each in different shapes, sizes, materials, and colors. Similar is the situation with counter and bar stools. That being said, we have some helpful tips, which will help you choose the right stool. But before we do, lets first differentiate between counter and bar stools.

 

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN COUNTER & BAR STOOLS:

 

Abide Interiors get questions on a daily basis of clients and consumers requesting about stock quantity of bar stools of a particular style. After digging a little bit deeper to find out what they will be using bar stools for, it turns out that they are in fact looking for a counter stool to go under or next to their Australian standard counter kitchen bench or breakfast bench with a height of 90cm high from floor to bench top. 90cm is the key height and Australian standard for benches in kitchens across Australia. If you’ve purchasing a stool for a 90cm bench height, the optimum stool height you need will be approximately 65cm (give or take a few cm). Bar’s are generally higher than counters and sit between 100cm – 120cm in height. If your bar height is between 100 – 120cm then you’ll need a bar stool, not a counter stool. Bar stools generally have a seat height of between 75cm & 85cm.

 

Now that we know the different height requirements of bars and counters, let’s focus on choosing the correct stool.

 

GIVE IT SOME SPACE:

 

Before shopping online or visiting Abide Interiors in store and getting yourself confused with all the options, you must measure the space around your kitchen or bar. You do not want to buy an over-sized stool, which will not fit. Measure the depth and width beforehand as it will also shortlist some options for you.

 

One more thing to consider before hitting the store is the number of stools. Make sure to take leg space and movement under consideration before deciding the quantity, because if there is even one extra stool, it may make the whole experience overcrowded and uncomfortable.

 

HEIGHT MATTERS:

 

Height is the most important factor to consider when shopping for counter or bar stools. It is not that difficult to pick a stool which is perfect for your table counter’s height. All you have to do is measure the height of your countertop and pick a stool relevant to that height as we discussed previously in “What is the difference between counter and bar stools”. Ensure that you can easily eat and sit on the counter. It shouldn’t be too high or too low.

 

 

COMFORT & STYLE:

 

A bar or counter top is a place where you will spend a lot of your time chatting with your family and even friends when there is a party, so you must pick a chair which is comfortable. You may decide to have a back and an arm rest for maximum support, or maybe style and a seamless look across your marble and granite counter top is of more importance to you. Look at stools, which have soft padding to further maximize comfort. Keep in mind that the stool should provide you ease and not back pain.

 

A STYLISH STOOL FOR A MODERN HOME:

When we say stylish, it certainly does not mean that the stool should look extravagant or out of the world. Consider the theme of your kitchen or bar before finalising your stool purchase. You don’t want to clash patterns and colors, as furniture is something that stays with you for a long time, which is why it must compliment the setting.

 

 

Lastly, make a purchase that you love. With a set of stools that compliment your kitchen, counter or bar setting. After all, it’s your home and it is important for you to love and enjoy it.

 

Visit our range of counter and bar stools at https://abideinteriors.com.au/?s=stool&post_type=product

Oceanic Outdoor Bar Stool – White – Set of 2

$798.00

Description:

The Oceanic Outdoor Bar Stool combines the beauty of sustainable Teak wood with a classy synthetic cord.
The synthetic cord, outdoor sun-proof acrylic cushion and Teak wood makes the Oceanic Outdoor Bar Stool perfect for indoor or outdoor use.
Colour: White (Also available in Mushroom)

Please note that this item is sold as a pair. The price is for 2 stools.

Dimension and Care

Overall height: 81cm
Chair Width: 56cm
Chair Depth: 46cm
Top of Seat Cushion Height: 76cm

Shipping and Delivery

When in stock this item ships via our local courier to South East Queensland and a national partner courier for all other areas. It arrives within 2-7 business days of order receipt.

If you have questions about shipping, delivery or returns, please call our friendly office team at (07) 5325 1507 or email us at [email protected]

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Pasadena Leather Saddle Stool – White – Flat

$369.00

Description:

The Pasadena Leather Saddle Stool is a modern and contemporary stool suitable for most almost any counter or breakfast bench.
Leather: Cow hide
Frame: Teak (solid timber)
Colour: White
Also available in Tan, Black or Natural.

Please note that as our leather is cow skin and a completely natural product that blemishes, markings and imperfections may be present within each piece of leather, which we believe adds to the beauty and character of the product.

As our leather is batch-dyed by hand, the colour and texture of every piece is unique and unrepeatable and may vary slightly from chair to chair.

Dimension and Care

- W50cm x D48cm x H66cm
- Seat height: 65cm

Shipping and Delivery

This item ships via our local courier to South East Queensland and via TNT Road Express for all other areas. It arrives within 2-7 business days of order receipt.

If you have questions about shipping, delivery or returns, please call our friendly office team at (07) 5325 1507 or email us at [email protected]

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Pasadena Leather Saddle Stool – Flat Natural

$369.00

Description:

The Pasadena Leather Saddle Stool is a modern and contemporary stool suitable for most almost any counter or breakfast bench.
Leather: Cow hide
Frame: Teak (solid timber)
Colour: Natural
Also available in White, Black or Tan.

Please note that as our leather is cow skin and a completely natural product that blemishes, markings and imperfections may be present within each piece of leather, which we believe adds to the beauty and character of the product.

As our leather is batch-dyed by hand, the colour and texture of every piece is unique and unrepeatable and may vary slightly from chair to chair.

Dimension and Care

- W50cm x D48cm x H66cm
- Seat height: 65cm

Shipping and Delivery

This item ships via our local courier to South East Queensland and via TNT Road Express for all other areas. It arrives within 2-7 business days of order receipt.

If you have questions about shipping, delivery or returns, please call our friendly office team at (07) 5325 1507 or email us at [email protected]

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Pasadena Leather Saddle Stool – Flat Tan

$369.00

Description:

The Pasadena Leather Saddle Stool is a modern and contemporary stool suitable for almost any counter or breakfast bench.
Leather: Cow hide
Frame: Teak (solid timber)
Colour: Tan
Also available in White, Black or Natural.

Please note that as our leather is cow skin and a completely natural product that blemishes, markings and imperfections may be present within each piece of leather, which we believe adds to the beauty and character of the product.

As our leather is batch-dyed by hand, the colour and texture of every piece is unique and unrepeatable and may vary slightly from chair to chair.

Dimension and Care

- W50cm x D48cm x H66cm
- Seat height: 65cm

Shipping and Delivery

This item ships via our local courier to South East Queensland and via TNT Road Express for all other areas. It arrives within 2-7 business days of order receipt.

If you have questions about shipping, delivery or returns, please call our friendly office team at (07) 5325 1507 or email us at [email protected]

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Pasadena Leather Saddle Stool – Woven Natural

$369.00

Description:

The Pasadena Leather Saddle Stool is a modern and contemporary stool suitable for most almost any counter or breakfast bench.
Leather: Cow hide
Frame: Teak (solid timber)
Colour: Natural
Also available in White, Black or Tan.

Please note that as our leather is cow skin and a completely natural product that blemishes, markings and imperfections may be present within each piece of leather, which we believe adds to the beauty and character of the product.

As our leather is batch-dyed by hand, the colour and texture of every piece is unique and unrepeatable and may vary slightly from chair to chair.

Dimension and Care

- W50cm x D48cm x H66cm
- Seat height: 65cm

Shipping and Delivery

This item ships via our local courier to South East Queensland and via TNT Road Express for all other areas. It arrives within 2-7 business days of order receipt.

If you have questions about shipping, delivery or returns, please call our friendly office team at (07) 5325 1507 or email us at [email protected]

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Oceanic Outdoor Bar Stool – Mushroom – Set of 2

$798.00

Description:

The Oceanic Outdoor Bar Stool combines the beauty of sustainable Teak wood with a classy synthetic cord.
The synthetic cord, outdoor sun-proof acrylic cushion and Teak wood makes the Oceanic Outdoor Bar Stool perfect for indoor or outdoor use.
Colour: Mushroom

Please note that this item is sold as a pair. The price is for 2 stools.

Dimension and Care

Overall height: 81cm
Chair Width: 56cm
Chair Depth: 46cm
Top of Seat Cushion Height: 76cm

Shipping and Delivery

When in stock this item ships via our local courier to South East Queensland and a national partner courier for all other areas. It arrives within 2-7 business days of order receipt.

If you have questions about shipping, delivery or returns, please call our friendly office team at (07) 5325 1507 or email us at [email protected]

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Sorrento Counter Stool – Washed Grey

$429.00

Description:

Inspired by the classic 1930s European bistro chair, the Sorrento counter stool has been re-imagined in a versatile all-natural shade. Hand crafted with a sustainable rattan frame and woven rattan seats, it's great for the kitchen or undercover patio. Look closely and you'll notice the characteristic organic marks left by artisans left as they bend and stretch the rattan by hand.

Dimension and Care

- Sustainable rattan frame with woven rattan seat.
- Store indoors when not in use, to preserve its beauty.
- Don’t leave the chair exposed to inclement conditions.
- Wipe clean with a soft, dry cloth. Avoid the use of cleaners and abrasives, as these will damage the material.
- W46cm×D58cm×H106.5cm
- Seat Height: 67cm (to top of seat pad).
- Warranty 1 yr.

Shipping and Delivery

This item ships via our local courier to South East Queensland and via TNT Road Express for all other areas. It arrives within 2-7 business days of order receipt.

If you have questions about shipping, delivery or returns, please call our friendly office team at (07) 5325 1507 or email us at [email protected]

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Wishbone Counter Stool – Walnut

$399.00

Description:

The Wishbone designer bar stool is a replica of the original Hans J Wegner CH24 Wishbone chair designed in 1950. The iconic design was inspired by portraits of Danish merchants sitting in Chinese Ming Dynasty chairs. It combines top rails and arms into a single piece with a characteristic Y-shaped back which provides comfortable support while giving stability to the steam-bent top. A natural paper cord base provides additional comfort and style whilst the tapered legs are an additional stylish feature of the stool.
Designed to suit a kitchen bench of 90cm
Seat height: 65cm

Dimension and Care

- Solid Oak Frame.
- Danish Paper Cord seat.
- Nylon feet pads on each leg.
- Dust often using a soft, dry cloth.
- Dimensions: W56cm×D56cm×H95cm
- Seat Height: 65cm
- Warranty 1yr Structural.

Shipping and Delivery

Dispatches withing 1-2 days when in stock.

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Oregon Backless Counter Stool

$349.00

Description:

The Oregon Backless Counter Stool showcases a frame handcrafted form ethically and sustainably sourced 100% American Oak, supporting a coastal inspired woven seat.

Dimension and Care

- W45cm x D40cm x H67cm.
- Seat Height - 65cm,
- Made of sustainably grown American Oak.
- Wipe clean with a soft, dry cloth. Avoid the use of cleaners and abrasives, as these will damage the material.
- 2 yr structural warranty.

Shipping and Delivery

This item ships via our local courier to South East Queensland and via one of our freight partners for all other States & Territories. It arrives within 2-7 business days of order receipt.

If you have questions about shipping, delivery or returns, please call our friendly office team at (07) 5325 1507 or email us at [email protected]

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Oregon Counter Stool

$499.00

Description:

The Oregon Counter Stool showcases a frame and backrest handcrafted form ethically and sustainably sourced 100% American Oak, supporting a coastal inspired woven seat.

Dimension and Care

- W49cm x D55cm x H100cm.
- Seat Height - 65cm,
- Made of sustainably grown American Oak.
- Wipe clean with a soft, dry cloth. Avoid the use of cleaners and abrasives, as these will damage the material.
- 2 yr structural warranty.

Shipping and Delivery

This item ships via our local courier to South East Queensland and via one of our freight partners for all other States & Territories. It arrives within 2-7 business days of order receipt.

If you have questions about shipping, delivery or returns, please call our friendly office team at (07) 5325 1507 or email us at [email protected]

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Wishbone Designer Counter Stool – Natural Oak with Black Cord

$399.00

Description:

The Wishbone Designer Counter stool is a replica of the original Hans J Wegner CH24 Wishbone chair designed in 1950. The iconic design was inspired by portraits of Danish merchants sitting in Chinese Ming Dynasty chairs. It combines top rails and arms into a single piece with a characteristic Y-shaped back which provides comfortable support while giving stability to the steam-bent top. A natural paper cord base provides additional comfort and style whilst the tapered legs are an additional stylish feature of the stool.
Designed to suit a kitchen bench of 90cm
Seat height: 65cm

Dimension and Care

- Solid Beech Frame.
- Danish Paper Cord seat.
- Nylon feet pads on each leg.
- Dust often using a soft, dry cloth.
- Dimensions: W56cm×D56cm×H95cm
- Seat Height: 65cm
- Warranty 1yr Structural.

Shipping and Delivery

Dispatches withing 1-2 days when in stock.

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Sorrento Backless Counter Stool – Black

$249.00

Description:

Inspired by the classic 1930s European bistro chair, the Sorrento counter stool has been re-imagined in a versatile all-natural shade. Hand crafted with a sustainable rattan frame and woven rattan seats, it's great for the kitchen or undercover patio. Look closely and you'll notice the characteristic organic marks left by artisans left as they bend and stretch the rattan by hand.

Dimension and Care

- Sustainable rattan frame with woven plastic seat.
- Store indoors when not in use, to preserve its beauty.
- Don’t leave the chair exposed to inclement conditions.
- Wipe clean with a soft, dry cloth. Avoid the use of cleaners and abrasives, as these will damage the material.
- W39cm×H66cm
- Seat Height: 66cm (to top of seat pad).

Shipping and Delivery

This item ships via our local courier to South East Queensland and via TNT Road Express for all other areas. It arrives within 2-7 business days of order receipt.

If you have questions about shipping, delivery or returns, please call our friendly office team at (07) 5325 1507 or email us at [email protected]

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Bradley Bar Stool

$289.00

Description:

Made from sustainably grown high grade teak wood, the Bradley Bar Stool is a perfect addition to out Bradley Bar Table or holds its own as a stand alone seat. The Bradley Bar Stool is both stylish and functional and built to a high quality.

Dimension and Care

- W37cm x D37cm x H75cm.
- Made of sustainably grown teak.
- Wipe clean with a soft, dry cloth. Avoid the use of cleaners and abrasives, as these will damage the material.
- 2 yr structural warranty.

Shipping and Delivery

This item ships via our local courier to South East Queensland and via one of our freight partners for all other States & Territories. It arrives within 2-7 business days of order receipt.

If you have questions about shipping, delivery or returns, please call our friendly office team at (07) 5325 1507 or email us at [email protected]

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Mooloolaba Swivel Stool – White

$599.00

Description:

Hand crafted from high grade sustainable rattan, the Mooloolaba Swivel Stool evokes a coastal yet classy feel in any kitchen/dining area it's featured. Boasts a lattice style back with a beautiful woven seat atop a sturdy and smooth rotating mechanism.

Why twist your neck when you can swivel?

Dimension and Care

- Made from Sustainable rattan wood.
- Features a sturdy swivel mechanism under the stool.
- W55cm×D56cmxH96cm
- Store indoors when not in use, to preserve its beauty.
- Don’t leave the chair exposed to inclement conditions.
- Wipe clean with a soft, dry cloth. Avoid the use of cleaners and abrasives, as these will damage the material.
- Seat Height: 66cm (to top of seat pad).

Shipping and Delivery

This item ships via our local courier to South East Queensland and via TNT Road Express for all other areas. It arrives within 2-7 business days of order receipt.

If you have questions about shipping, delivery or returns, please call our friendly office team at (07) 5325 1507 or email us at [email protected]

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Sorrento Backless Counter Stool – Natural

$249.00

Description:

Inspired by the classic 1930s European bistro chair, the Sorrento counter stool has been re-imagined in a versatile all-natural shade. Hand crafted with a sustainable rattan frame and woven rattan seats, it's great for the kitchen or undercover patio. Look closely and you'll notice the characteristic organic marks left by artisans left as they bend and stretch the rattan by hand.

Please note that all our rattan items are handmade and will have natural variations which are inherent in natural rattan. Colours may vary in reality to how they appear on a computer screen. Because of the natural character of rattan we do not consider any colour variations to be a fault.

Dimension and Care

- W39cm×H66cm
- Seat Height: 66cm (to top of seat pad).
- Sustainable rattan frame with Natural rattan seat.
- Store indoors when not in use, to preserve its beauty.
- Wipe clean with a soft, dry cloth. Avoid the use of cleaners and abrasives, as these will damage the material.

Shipping and Delivery

This item ships via our local courier to South East Queensland and via TNT Road Express for all other areas. It arrives within 2-7 business days of order receipt.

If you have questions about shipping, delivery or returns, please call our friendly office team at (07) 5325 1507 or email us at [email protected]

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Lulu Counter Stool – Natural

$179.00

Description:

The Lulu Counter Stool looks simply stunning in any kitchen, dining area or bar. Hand crafted with a sustainable rattan frame and woven rattan seats, it's great for the kitchen or undercover patio. Look closely and you'll notice the characteristic organic marks left by artisans left as they bend and stretch the rattan by hand.

Please note that all our rattan items are handmade and will have natural variations which are inherent in natural rattan. Colours may vary in reality to how they appear on a computer screen. Because of the natural character of rattan we do not consider any colour variations to be a fault.

Dimension and Care

- W38cm×H66cm
- Seat Height: 66cm (to top of seat pad).
- Sustainable rattan frame and seat.
- Store indoors when not in use, to preserve its beauty.
- Don’t leave the chair exposed to inclement conditions.
- Wipe clean with a soft, dry cloth. Avoid the use of cleaners and abrasives, as these will damage the material.

Shipping and Delivery

This item ships via our local courier to South East Queensland and via TNT Road Express for all other areas. It arrives within 2-7 business days of order receipt.

If you have questions about shipping, delivery or returns, please call our friendly office team at (07) 5325 1507 or email us at [email protected]

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Zen Counter Stool – White

$550.00

Description:

The Zen Counter stool combines the beauty of sustainable Teak wood with Viro synthetic cord. The over height is 95cm making it perfect for seamless counter top/kitchen bench stools.
These Stools have a seat height of 65cm.
The Viro cord and Teak wood makes this chair perfect for indoor or outdoor undercover use.
Colour: White
Also available in Grey. (Images currently depict Grey item)

Dimension and Care

Seat height: 65cm High
Overall height: 95cm
Chair Width: 49cm
Chair Depth: 56cm

Shipping and Delivery

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Cayo Bar Stool

$339.00

Description:

The Cayo Bar Stool is a versatile and relaxed piece of furniture hand crafted from sustainable rattan wrapped over an iron frame.

Enhances any dining, bar or kitchen area.

Dimension and Care

- Solid Rattan frame.
- W43cm×D43cm×H75cm
- Dust often using a soft, dry cloth.
- Warranty 1yr Structural.

Shipping and Delivery

This item ships via our local courier to South East Queensland and via one of our national partners for all other areas. It arrives within 2-7 business days of order receipt when in stock depending on your location.

If you have questions about shipping, delivery or returns, please call our friendly office team at (07) 5325 1507 or email us at [email protected]

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Cayo Counter Stool

$299.00

Description:

The Cayo Counter Stool is a versatile and relaxed piece of furniture hand crafted from sustainable rattan wrapped around an iron frame.

Enhances any dining, bar or kitchen area.

Dimension and Care

- Solid Rattan frame.
- W43cm×D43cm×H65cm
- Dust often using a soft, dry cloth.
- Warranty 1yr Structural.

Shipping and Delivery

This item ships via our local courier to South East Queensland and via one of our national partners for all other areas. It arrives within 2-7 business days of order receipt when in stock depending on your location.

If you have questions about shipping, delivery or returns, please call our friendly office team at (07) 5325 1507 or email us at [email protected]

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Sorrento Backless Dining Stool – Brown

$199.00

Description:

Inspired by the classic 1930s European bistro chair, the Sorrento Backless Dining Stool has been re-imagined in a versatile brown shade. Hand crafted with a sustainable rattan frame and woven rattan seats, it's great for the kitchen or undercover patio. Look closely and you'll notice the characteristic organic marks left by artisans left as they bend and stretch the rattan by hand.

Dimension and Care

- W54cm×H46cm
- Seat Height: 46cm (to top of seat).
- Sustainable rattan frame and seat.
- Store indoors when not in use, to preserve its beauty.
- Don’t leave the chair exposed to inclement conditions.
- Wipe clean with a soft, dry cloth. Avoid the use of cleaners and abrasives, as these will damage the material.

Shipping and Delivery

This item ships via our local courier to South East Queensland and via TNT Road Express for all other areas. It arrives within 2-7 business days of order receipt.

If you have questions about shipping, delivery or returns, please call our friendly office team at (07) 5325 1507 or email us at [email protected]

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