Taking on a kitchen remodel is a big decision, and it’s likely been filled with many different choices. You’ve decided on new kitchen cabinets and accompanying hardware, and you’ve also picked out beautiful new granite countertops that will last for decades to come. In addition to deciding on the finish of your new kitchen island, you should also find the right bar stools to complement your Newburgh kitchen remodel. Watch the video below to see the most common choices available to you, and please get in touch with one of our kitchen design experts if you would like to learn more about our remodeling services!

Important Bar Stool Considerations

Now that you’re more familiar with the kinds of bar stools available for your remodel, here are a few of the most important things to consider before you make a purchase:

Backing

The first step in choosing bar stools is deciding whether or not they will have backing. Many homeowners enjoy the sleek, minimalistic look delivered by backless barstools. On the other hand, you should consider whether backless bar stools will be able to accommodate all of your future guests. Young children and the elderly, for instance, may not be able to sit comfortably for long periods of time in backless bar stools. Once you’ve chosen whether or not your new bar stools will have backing, you can determine how high your new stools will need to be.

Height 

Measure your kitchen island before you look at any bar stools for your new kitchen. It’s important to know the range of heights that will work with your kitchen, as you’ll be able to rule out certain models immediately. You want to leave enough space between the cushion and the countertop for people to climb on and off of the seat, but you don’t want there to be so much room that people have to lift their arms up to reach things on the counter. In general, you should aim to have between 10 and 12 inches of space between the seat and the bottom of the counter.

Swivel

While it might seem trivial, choosing whether or not your bar stools will swivel is an important decision. Swiveling bar stools often look more contemporary and modern than non-swiveling stools, which tend to look sturdier and more traditional. While a swiveling mechanism can make it easier to get on and off of the stool, you may not want to compromise your kitchen’s aesthetic appeal for the sake of convenience. If you’re torn, then just ask one of the kitchen design experts at Affordable Granite & Cabinetry Outlet for advice!

Material

Now that you know all of the components that you’re looking for in a bar stool, it’s time to choose the material! You have a lot of choices here, and your final decision should be informed by the overall theme you’ve created in your kitchen. If you’ve chosen to create a sleek, minimalistic kitchen, then you may want to choose metal, non-swiveling bar stools that nicely accent the area. If your kitchen is rustic and has a lot of vibrant wooden tones, then a wooden stool with a nice leather seat might just be what you need to pull the room together.

If you have any questions about how to choose the right bar stools for your home, or if you’re ready to get started on a kitchen remodel in Newburgh, then get in touch with a member of Affordable Granite & Cabinetry Outlet by filling out the form below!

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