Instead of stools for your breakfast bar, how about counter height benches. A different way to sit at a counter, a bench gives a new level of comfort to the person lucky enough to sit on it. In many options and possibilities, you will find the perfect counter height bench for your counter, breakfast bar, or tall bar table, and it will make an attractive addition to your kitchen.
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Industrial Chic Counter Height Bench With Back
Kelly Clarkson Home
Perfect For: Unique design
What We Like: Backrest and armrest included
A combination of rustic and urban, this 26-inch bench seats two with a weight capacity of 250 pounds. It has a 68-pound frame with metal legs and an upholstered fabric seat in beige. The armrests, backrest, and footrest provide much-needed comfort for long hours of sitting.
Fabric seats, like the ones on this bench, are perfect for long-term use. They are very easy to maintain and don't puncture as leather seats might. You can put this durable and sturdy counter-height bench in any part of your home and style it in multiple ways. Its streamlined, minimal metal base is ideal for cluttered floor spaces.
What Users Say:
A great little bench for the movie room. Wide enough to sit three, yet compact and light enough to move around as needed.
Industrial Barstool Bench
Perfect For: Those who prefer low-maintenance furniture
What We Like: Open-frame design
This old-school bench seats two and has a 500-pound weight capacity. Its floor-to-seat height is 26 inches. It has a solid wood and metal frame, with a back but no armrests. It only weighs 34.5 pounds, so it’s easy to move around the house. You can get it in three color combinations (white/espresso, gray/brown, and antique/espresso).
Pair this counter height bench with your breakfast bar and kitchen island, or use it as patio seating. It has flared legs with footrests all around for comfort. The streamlined, sturdy design suits modern minimalist interior styles. You can add cushions, blankets, and other accessories to integrate the bench with your decor.
What Users Say:
Solid, heavy, and perfect for our breakfast nook. Very happy with it, even almost a year later.
Rustic Cozy Counter Height Bench for Island
Perfect For: Resting from either side
What We Like: Distressed dark oak wood finish
Elegant and simple, this basic counter height bench is a lightweight addition to your space at 31 pounds. Its floor-to-seat height is 24.25 inches and has a foam-filled faux leather seat. The legs and body have a solid wood construction. This bench seats two people and has a weight capacity of up to 300 pounds. It also features footrests along all sides.
This backless bench is quite spacious and has flexible seating options from any side. The lightweight structure is easy to scoot under a breakfast bar or kitchen island for comfortable seating during meals. This one has a stunning distressed wood finish and a simple silhouette that doesn’t add to the visual clutter.
What Users Say:
Great quality and looks fantastic!
Gray Bar Height Bench With Back
A counter height dining bench with a back will give you all the comforts of a traditional upholstered dining chair, but with the added bonus that it can be used at a bar height table. This makes it the perfect solution for anyone looking for comfortable seating for a kitchen island, bar area, or counter height dining table. With a contemporary design and stylish nailhead trim, this counter height dining bench is perfect for both modern and transitional interiors.
Counter Height Upholstered Bench
This counter height upholstered bench provides a sturdy supportive back, with a traditional button-tufted upholstery for an antique look. This classic button-tufted style works well with both traditional and rustic farmhouse style interiors and will give your space a touch of elegant countryside charm in an instant.
Long Farmhouse Counter Height Bench
This farmhouse-style counter height bench is a stylish and practical choice for any traditional or modern farmhouse kitchen. Upholstered in a cotton-linen blend and built from solid wood, the timeless design of this bench will never go out of style. It’s slightly longer than most, so it could comfortably seat up to three adults or four children, and since it’s backless, it can easily be tucked under the edge of a kitchen island, saving space when not in use.
Industrial Counter Height Dining Bench
An industrial-style counter height dining bench will add bags of character and effortless style to your kitchen or dining area in an instant. Made from a strong and sturdy metal base with smooth brown upholstery, this industrial-style bench will work well in contemporary, minimal, and even more rustic farmhouse-style interiors. If you’re a fan of the modern industrial look, try pairing this bench with other industrial elements with a modern twist, such as chunky wooden furniture, exposed brick or concrete, and handmade glass accessories.
Faux Leather Counter Height Bench With Back
This solid wood counter height bench with back features a modern design in a dark cherry finish with a comfortable padded seat. The sturdy high back provides plenty of support, making this a great choice for families of all ages. Because of its traditional ‘chair’ look, this style of bench will work best with a matching counter height dining table rather than being used as a high bench for a kitchen island.
Rustic Farmhouse Counter Height Bench
This farmhouse-style counter height bench will add a touch of rustic country charm to your kitchen or dining area with its stylish turned legs and a comfortable padded seat. Since this counter bench is backless, it can easily tuck away under your table or counter, making it a great space-saving option for smaller kitchens and dining rooms. The only disadvantage to backless counter height benches is that they aren’t ideal for families with small children or elderly relatives who may prefer a sturdy back to lean against.
Modern Farmhouse Counter Height Bench
This counter height bench is the perfect mix of modern and rustic, with durable linen-like upholstery and smooth solid oak legs, making it a beautiful addition to any modern farmhouse kitchen. The padded bench seat and supportive footrests ensure that you will be comfortable sitting on this bench for long meals and lingering for coffee or cocktails afterward!
Smart and Stylish Modern Counter Height Bench
This contemporary bar height bench seat with smart faux leather upholstery and stitching details will work well in most modern homes. The timeless design will look great against a kitchen island, providing a convenient place to have meals or socialize, or as part of a counter height dining set. Strong solid and manufactured wood legs ensure that this bench is a solid and sturdy choice—perfect for life in a busy household.
Rustic Counter Height Bench With Storage
A solid wood counter height bench with a back will give your kitchen or dining area a charming rustic look. Using a solid wood bench with a high back is one of the best ways to create a ‘breakfast nook’ area in your kitchen. This is ever so slightly lower than some of the other counter height benches, but adding a bench seat cushion will give you that extra half-inch in height, as well as some added comfort. Hidden storage underneath the seat provides a useful space to store magazines, and other odds and ends.
Sophisticated Bar Height Bench Seating
This sophisticated counter height bench exudes modern elegance, making it a stylish choice for any kitchen or dining area. The blue linen-style fabric and nail-head trip are what sets this apart from the competition, while the solid hardwood legs ensure that this bar bench seating will last you for years to come.
That's something new: these ardwood counter stools can work on their own or be set together to create something like a counter height sofa for three. Crafted from reclaimed wood, they have soft gray linen like padding.
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High Dark Brown Wood And Leather Bench
The tight faux leather cushions on this woodenette bench make it a very comfortable place to sit. A sturdy faux wood frame with straight legs offers a nice aesthetic as well as long-lasting durability. The dark brown finish of the frame will lend a unique beauty to any home. There is enough space for two people to sit side by side.
Original bench which connect function and built of sofa and bar stool - it has frame of dark wood. Seat and back are covered of blue and white cloth with fancy shape. It will play its role perfectly in cafe or bar.
6958 ENGLISH COUNTER HEIGHT BENCH
... Counter Height Bench in Brown (Set of 2) dining chairs and benches
Chenille-Upholstered Transitional Counter Height Bench
This transitional counter height bench offers the perfect place to rest, and its contemporary design makes it a stylish piece of furniture. It is a unique but striking combination of comfort and style with padded chenille upholstering for a luxurious look and feel. Made of solid wood, this bench has slightly curved wood legs and a total weight capacity of 200 lb.
Marcello Counter Bench with Pewter Nails. I really want a bench instead of stools for the new house island..
Elegant Beige Linen Upholstered Counter Bench
Similar bar stools at IKEA (reupholster in fabric of choice) and love this kitchen
... elevated to correct height? - "Evelyn" Tufted Bar Bench at Horchow
This sublime design will allow you for the best addition for your kitchen or dining room. It looks modern and yet strangely serene thanks to the pastel colors of the finish and the charming patterns.
Modern Industrial Bar Bench / Counter Bench, $
This counter height banquette is crafted from solid Birch wood, padded with flame retardant polyurethane foam, and upholstered in white leatherette. The piece features a lovely curved design, firm seat, stylish button tufting, tapered legs, and durable stretchers.
Contemporary setup for a compact and space-efficient kitchen with a square kitchen island decorated with a large scale and furnished with two benches upholstered with cream faux leather, which provides classy seating.
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Kai 48 inch counter height bench
This high quality bench is a solid element that provides comfortable sitting space for many people. Its dark brown color matches any design. The size of this bench (24 inches high x 48 inches wide x 17 inches deep) allows for accommodating adult users.
Blake Counter Bench-Hyde Clay
If unusual furniture is your thing, check out this two seated bar stool. Beautifully upholstered, this chair is a spectacular addition to any home bar. The wide, wooden legs make sure you never lose your stability.
Santa Clara Upholstered Counter Height Dining Bench
This counter height bench is as practical as it is lovely. With its wooden frame with flared back legs and curvy back, the bench provides good balance, while also keeping your back in a proper position. The seat and back is upholstered in an off-white fabric, spiced up at the bottom with a nail head trim.
This beautiful interior combines the simplicity, variety of textures and coherent colors that create an exceptionally cozy atmosphere. The kitchen is functional and perfectly fits in with the modern yet traditional decor.
Stark traditional 2-person dining bench with a quite tall wooden frame finished in dark brown. It has straight angular legs with gently cut ends, straight footrests and stretchers. A padded seat is upholstered in a glossy dark brown pleather.