The Best Bar Stools

Updated April 2019
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Whether you have limited dining space, or simply enjoy high seating, bar stools are a simple and chic choice for any kitchen or dining area. A typical bar stool is anywhere from 29 to 36 inches off the ground. They’re ideal seats for watching a mounted TV or conserving space, since stools are more compact than arm chairs. Not all bar stools are backless. Some bar stools have padded seating and an adjustable height. They’re commonly made from wood, leather, or plastic. Consider the height of your counter or table, what the stools will be used for, and stool comfort before buying a set.

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