Bar Stool Height Guide

Bar Stool Height Guide
Whether you're snacking at the kitchen counter or sipping a drink at your home bar, the height of your bar stools should allow you to sit comfortably. Tables, kitchen counters, and bar tops all vary in height and require different seating heights. Here are the common bar-stool heights that will be the best fit for any dining surface in your home.
Bar Stool Height Guide

Standard Counter Stool Height

Counter-height bar stools usually measure 23 to 28 inches from the floor to the seat. Counter-height bars stools are used with 35- to 37-inch-high counter tops. Most kitchen countertops are around this height to match the height of standard kitchen appliances.


Standard Bar Stool Height

Standard bar-height stools should have seat heights of 29 to 32 inches. These stools are paired with table heights of 41 to 43 inches. This is the average bar-stool height and fits most home bars, bar tables, and kitchen islands built for dining.


Extra-Tall Bar Stool Height

Extra-tall bar stools, also known as a “spectator-height stools,” measure 33 to 36 inches from the floor to the seat. These extra-tall bar stools are for table heights of 44 to 47 inches. Countertops of this height are the least common.