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|
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. 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.
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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