Bar Stools For Kitchen Islands


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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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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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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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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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.

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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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hmmm...could I give up my top cabinets in my kitchen if I did this to open up into my great room. food for thought I guess. love the end result!

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Bar table with storage

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

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

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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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Your Reclaimed Rustic And Recycled Oak

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This dining room set catches the attention with its glamorous 2 tone effect. Celadon grey framing combined with red cushioning provides an interesting composition, bringing in warmth and liveliness to the space. Openwork backrests embody elegance.

Bar stool gray seat

This contemporary kitchen set will enchant everyone, who loves modern design. Neat and elegant bar stools, finished with white cushions, compliment well the white island with marble countertop.

Contemporary kitchen bar stools

and since both apts come with a big big island i was thinking we could just do this and have more space for living room! Instead of putting a kitchen table in! Let me know what you think

Kitchen island with bar

Add this small yet functional kitchen cart to your setting and enjoy both a visible boost of convenience and the ample amounts of style it has to offer thanks to its natural and elegant looks that catch everyone's eye.

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The kitchen expands into the open family room space, emerging beneath an immense vaulted ceiling with a red brick upper dividing wall. Rich dark hardwood flooring contrasts with light grey tones on the button tufted sofa, area rug, and bar stools. All-gla

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