Bar Stools For Kitchen Islands

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A barstool for your kitchen island can come in handy in a multitude of ways. For one, if you are having someone prepare vegetables for a meal as a helper, but they cannot stand for long periods of time, they can sit and chop at the island. Or perhaps you can use your island as a breakfast area on occasion. We have a collection of bar stools specifically geared toward use at the island, all sturdy and high quality.

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Tailored cottage design

Tailored cottage design

This type of stool is a very solid and comfortable product that is made of durable materials. The seat has got a comfortable padding and a strong backrest support. It has got a stable and wear-resistant construction.

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Isabella Barstool

Isabella Barstool

This set of high quality stools brings the comfort and elegance into any kitchen or dining room decor. These stools have got solid hardwood frames and rush seats made of natural rye. The seat height (26") is ideal for adult users.

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Contemporary

Contemporary

This set of bar stools embodies all the best features of modern design - cool and clean, minimalistic design, high-quality materials and sophisticated vibe. A great compliment to a kitchen island or a countertop, composing together the core of a contemporary dining room.

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Bar stools for kitchen islands 3

To have such novelty stools by home kitchen bar, one must have guts in a way! But still I feel totally attracted to the design. A combination of distressed rustic kitchen island and industrial spring stools stole my heart!

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Bar stools for kitchen islands

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Kitchen island dining set

If you want to create a charming ambiance, this kitchen smoothly combines traditional design with fresh, modern colours. Combination of black and white provides energy and liveliness to the space.

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Bar stools for kitchen islands 4

this could work for our kitchen. Love the open feeling even though it was probably once a galley kitchen.

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Towel bar hooks 1

Such a cute little hanging basket to store your excess toilet paper mounted on a handy towel bar, which gives you, even more, storage space. Notice the pretty mounted plant, gives the room a very fresh look.

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Bar stools for kitchen islands 10

Love the raised counter for stools but want it at my island. Also, this countertop color/style is what I like with the white cabinets and taupe walls, but darker floors

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Towel bar hooks 2

Spare some old pipes? How about re-using them - they can form a functional towel rack in your bathroom, which at once gets a nice industrial vibe. Fix the galvanized pipes to wooden boards and equip them with towel hooks.

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Bar Stools For Kitchen Islands

Buying Guide

To figure out how many bar stools will comfortably fit at your kitchen island, simply divide the length of the island countertop, in inches, by 30. This is because the recommended space for each bar stool is between 28”-30”. These measurements allow each person at the bar to sit comfortably without overcrowding.

Round up to the nearest whole number. For example, if your kitchen island is 72” long, 72 divided by 30 is 2.4, so you would round up to 3 bar stools for your kitchen island.

If you select bar stools with arms, you’ll need to account for extra elbow room by adding 2” to your denominator in your calculations.

For households that require additional seating, you can increase the number of bar stools for kitchen islands by placing an extra stool at either end of the island or choosing slimline, backless, and armless stools.

When shopping for bar stools for kitchen islands, the height of your stool will depend on the height of your kitchen island countertop. If your island breakfast bar is at counter height, 34” to 36” tall, then you’ll want to invest in counter stools that are roughly 24” tall (measured from the floor to the top of the seat).

If your kitchen island has a bar-height counter, 40” to 45” tall, you’ll need to select bar stools that are roughly 30” to 34” high. As a general rule, your bar stool should be 10” to 12” shorter than the counter height.

No, bar stools for kitchen islands do not necessarily need to match the kitchen island. In fact, bright bar stools or stools that are very different can be a fun way to add a focal point into your kitchen!

We would recommend that you look for bar stools that have at least something in common with your island, however, for some form of cohesion.

For example, even though they don’t have to match, it could be good to look for similar silhouettes, similar shades of wood, or similar colors.

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Bar stools for kitchen islands

A marvelous kitchen layout with a functional island. It's characterized by a high gloss top and vintage bar stools, one side has a built-in bookcase, which is a great solution for an open kitchen connected with a living room.

Your reclaimed rustic and recycled oak 2

Your Reclaimed Rustic And Recycled Oak

Bar stools for kitchen islands 5

The lovely and talented Christine Dovey / designer - Chicago house// love everything about it, and thank her for telling me that the pendants are Visual Comfort Hicks large pendants from Circa Lighting.

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Kitchen, Terrific Kitchen Island Stool For Kitchen Decoration ...

Custom made bar stools 1

This fine bench stool for two can be a nice way to put some classic flavor into your contemporary kitchen. The bench uses a wood frame with tapered legs and fixed stretchers, while the seat is upholstered with a grey, striped fabric.

Antique bar stools 3

You wouldn't know by looking at it, but the kitchen island is actually a salvaged church altar from the late 1800s. Joanna topped it with stainless steel — the perfect surface material for baking gingerbread cookies with the kids. The cool Christmas tree

Brown bar stools

A set of classic barstools with various colors, that will check in any type of kitchen, pub, or bar. Each stool has a wood frame with tapered legs and square foot rest, holding a well-shaped seat - upholstered in a leather with nail head trim.

Kitchen island stools

Pretty traditional barstools having wooden frames finished in black. A barstool has 4 upright angular tapered legs joined by thin straight stretchers and a wider footrail. A mid-height backrest features an X-inlay. A squarish seat is brown.

Home Styles 5010-94 Woodbridge 2-Tier Kitchen Island, White Finish

This kitchen island has been created of Asian hardwood. It has a white finish which gives you that feeling of your clear and aesthetic living space. There are two drawers e.g. for cutlery and two adjustable shelves inside.

Stool cushions round

A stunning kitchen island that will also make for a nice dining area for your family, if you combine it with those amazing bar stools that sport the charming and colorful upholsteries with flowery patterns.

Hooks instead of towel bar

Interesting and useful combination of hooks and bars that allow for storage and organization of jewelry, shoes, clothes, etc. These are simple metal elements that are resistant to wear. They look very nice in any design.

Green bar stools 1

The kitchen is not only the place where the meals are prepared. It is the heart of each home. Mixing the traditional cupboards with the industrial stool and lamp is a perfect marriage of the old and new times in the interior design.

Bar table with storage

Can we all take a vacation on this kitchen island? #Perfection

Eclectic stools

LOVE those stools. Ashley Campbell Interior Design