How to Choose the Right Bar Stools for Your Kitchen

Armen-Backless-Upholstered-StoolsIt’s time to get new bar stools for your kitchen island or peninsula. If you use stools a lot, then you know how difficult it can be to find the prefect seats.  Not to worry. Here are a few tricks to finding the most comfortable and stylish bar stools for your kitchen.

Consider Your Space

It can be easy to fall in love with a certain style only to find out too late that it doesn’t fit your space.  Remember, if your kitchen is small, you want to go for a sleeker stool, while larger kitchens can handle bulkier seating options.  Here are a few things to consider when out shopping:

  • To swivel or not:  in a tight kitchen you may want bar stools that swivel to make getting in and out easier. A swiveling stool also makes it easier to talk with others around the room.
  • The Backing: backs are more comfortable if you plan to use your stools a lot for eating and working at the counter. However, they do take up more space and can look out of place if squeezed into a cramped area.
  • The number of stools needed:  bar stools generally take up more space than standard kitchen chairs found around a table. Be sure to leave about 28 inches from the middle of one stool to the middle of the next.
  • Round or square:  round stools use less space than square ones.  Larger areas can easily handle square stools with backs; smaller spaces usually look best with round stools.

Consider Who’s Using the Stools

Who will be using your bar stools the most?  Children will likely need adjustable height stools with foot rests for comfort.  Shorter adults too may feel more comfortable with a footrest to eliminate dangly-leg syndrome.

Find Stools That Fit

Choosing a stylish stool that looks good in your kitchen won’t mean a thing if it is uncomfortable. One of the biggest things buyers overlook is the height of the stools they purchase.  Be sure to pick a stool that is about 11 inches shorter than your countertop or home bar.  This will allow those sitting there to be able to comfortably work on a laptop and eat without bending over or stretching to reach the counter.

Consider Your Style

Replacing old bar stools can be a lot of fun.  With hundreds of styles to choose from, you can use the opportunity to create a whole new look in your kitchen.  Think about your home style when shopping and pick stools that complement the rest of your décor.


Winter Dining Set Sale To Make The Perfect Dining Experience

dining-furniture-winter-16Looking to upgrade the look of your dining room and kitchen space? California Stools, Bars and Dinettes is having a Winter Sale at all three Bay Area locations. We are clearing out are floor samples so we can bring in our new 2016 furniture lines from all the manufacturers you know and trust. Yet we aren’t just tossing the floor displays away. We are offering them to people throughout California as you can take advantage of deep discounts on dinette sets and bar stools.

Find 15% to 60% Savings on Select Furniture

Get that perfect dinette set you always wanted to replace your existing set, to expand the dining room furniture you already have as your family grows, or to give as a house warming gift to a new couple. You can find a savings of 15% to 60% on dinette set floor samples. Just come into the show room, pick out the dining room table and chairs you want and have it delivered or just take it right out with you. You will enjoy the dinette set as much as the savings to your wallet.

Don’t forget to check out our large selection of available bar stools. We are offering 15% and more on bar stool savings. You can always use more seating in your home as these bar stools are versatile chairs that can be placed by the wet bar or used as extra seating along the counter. Having an extra bar stool or two stashed away for family gatherings or parties will allow you to have enough places for everyone to find a seat.

Get the Dining Furniture While You Can

Winter is always the perfect time to start rearranging the dining room and kitchen furniture to create a brand new design and function for the eating spaces in your home. Unfortunately, what you really might need is simply brand new furniture. The holidays haven’t been kind to your existing dining room set, bar stools and chairs. Scuff marks, scratches from utensils, and loose legs can mar the beauty of your furniture and cause the items to become unsafe. Don’t just deal with it when you can come to California Stools, Bars and Dinettes to take advantage of our Winter Sale.

These savings won’t last long and neither will the floor samples. You will only have this brief opportunity to save money and get the dining furniture you need before it is gone. So get to one of our three Bay Area locations and browse through our floor samples for the right dining set and bar stools for your home. Once you see the 15% up to 60% savings you can get for beautiful and durable furniture, you won’t shop anywhere else.