Have a Seat: A Guide to Kitchen Counter and Bar Stools

Dated: 02/28/2019

Views: 95

The old adage, "The Kitchen is the Heart of the Home," still holds true today - especially with the popularity of the open floor plan concept that's found in newer home communities, but has also emerged in remodeled older homes. One of the kitchen features that is currently very popular is counter seating - typically as part of a large center island that is open to the family room and where the "chef" can easily interact with others and not feel isolated. Counter seating also doubles as an extra seating area that often gets more use than a breakfast/dining table. That said, choosing the right stool is critical!

This Houzz buyer's guide to kitchen counter and bar stools will help you determine the right stool for your counter height; what type of stool will work best for your kitchen and its style; and give you an idea of how much space to allow for each stool. There are so many styles of counter/bar stools to choose from to fit your budget and design aesthetic. A few of my favorite online shopping sites for stools include: Ballard Design, Wayfair, Grandin Road, Pottery Barn, Birch Lane, and the Houzz website. 

As always, let me know if you have any real estate or home-related questions - I'm happy to help. And, if you're considering buying/selling a home in 2019, let's talk - the sooner, the better.....before the market really heats up!  Contact me at 512-230-4419 or via email at melissa@avalaraustin.com

Blog author image

Melissa Van Leeuwen

Though I was born and raised in Panama, I've lived in Texas since 2002 - spending seven years in the DFW area before moving....

Latest Blog Posts

Have a Seat: A Guide to Kitchen Counter and Bar Stools

The old adage, "The Kitchen is the Heart of the Home," still holds true today - especially with the popularity of the open floor plan concept that's found in newer home communities, but has also

Read More

Make a Statement: Tips for Choosing a Dining Room Chandelier

As a REALTOR, I'm lucky to have the opportunity to tour many homes in Steiner Ranch and throughout the greater Austin area on a weekly basis. Without fail, there's always at least one home that

Read More

Light it Up! How to Choose Your Bathroom Vanity Lighting

Happy New Year 2019! Having taken a short break to celebrate the holiday season, it's time to get back to work...and continue with my blog post series covering a variety of obscure (yet helpful)

Read More

Mirror, Mirror, On the Wall - How to Choose a Bathroom Mirror

It’s time for part 2 of my blog post series covering a variety of obscure (yet helpful) topics – today we tackle bathroom mirrors.Realistically, you probably don’t pay much

Read More