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

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.

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.

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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Sorrento Backless Dining Stool – White

$199.00

Description:

Inspired by the classic 1930s European bistro chair, the Sorrento Backless Dining Stool has been re-imagined in a versatile white 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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Brand: Abide Interiors
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Pasadena Leather Strap Backless Counter Stool – White

$369.00

Description:

The Pasadena Leather Strap Backless Counter 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 Peach.

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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Lulu Counter Stool – White

$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.

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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Sorrento Backless Bar Stool – White

$299.00

Description:

Inspired by the classic 1930s European bistro chair, the Sorrento Backless Bar Stool has been re-imagined in a versatile white 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

- W55cm × D55cm x H75cm
- Seat Height: 75cm (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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Lombok Counter Stool

$169.00

Description:

The perfect addition to any kitchen counter, the Lombok Counter Stool is made from sustainably grown high grade teak wood. The Lombok Counter Stool is both stylish and functional and built to a high quality.

Dimension and Care

- W32cm x D32cm x H65cm.
- 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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Lombok Bar Stool

$189.00

Description:

The perfect addition to any kitchen counter or bar, the Lombok Bar Stool is made from sustainably grown high grade teak wood. The Lombok Bar Stool is both stylish and functional and built to a high quality.

Dimension and Care

- W32cm x D32cm 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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Brand: Abide Interiors
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Mooloolaba Swivel Stool – Natural

$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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Palms Rattan Stool

$650.00

Description:

Our Palms Rattan Stool showcases a mahogany frame meticulously hand wrapped with rattan peel to provide an comforting holiday feel. To add a touch of elegance the stool is finished with brass cupped feet with a removable seat cushion in white for added comfort.

Dimension and Care

Dimensions:
- Width 46cm
- Depth 57cm
- Height (highest point) 99cm
- Seat Height: 64cm (to top of seat not including cushion).
- Warranty 1 year structural

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 2-4 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 Strap Backless Counter Stool – Tan

$369.00

Description:

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

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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Sabai Woven Counter Stool – White

$599.00 $299.00

Description:

The White Sabai woven counter stool showcases a handcrafted Mahogany frame supporting a coastal inspired woven seat and back rest.
- W48cm×D56cm×H108cm

- Seat Height: 63cm (to top of seat pad).

Dimension and Care

- Solid Mahogany - All structural joins are doweled, screwed and glued.
- Woven Danish paper cord seat and backrest .
- Nylon feet pads on each leg.
- Dust often using a soft, dry cloth.

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 1-4 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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Sabai Woven Counter Stool – Natural Teak

$599.00 $299.00

Description:

The Sabai woven counter stool showcases a handcrafted solid Teak or Mahogany frame supporting a coastal inspired woven seat and back rest.

Dimension and Care

- Solid Mahogany(White and Black frame)/Teak Frame.
- All structural joins are doweled, screwed and glued.
- Woven Danish paper cord seat and backrest .
- Nylon feet pads on each leg.
- Dust often using a soft, dry cloth.
- W48cm×D56cm×H108cm
- Seat Height: 63cm (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 1-4 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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