Bar Stool Height Guide

Bar Stool Sizes

Counter Height (in.) Stool Height (in.) Stool Type
35″ – 37″ 23″ – 28″ Counter Stool
41″ – 43″ 29″ – 32″ Bar Stool
33″ – 36″ 44″ – 47″ Extra-Tall Bar Stool

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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.

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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. Remember to allow for 6 to 10 inches between each bar stool. For help choosing how many bar stools you need, read our Bar Furniture Buying Guide to get started.

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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.

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