Choosing Quality Bar Stools

When implementing a well-thought out design plan for your restaurant, the goal is always to make your vison a reality while finding the most affordable, high-quality option. When choosing quality bar stools, the criteria expands further as the search widens for the right options. With so many models to choose from, it can make it hard to know what exactly to look for in terms of quality. When choosing quality bar stools, there are a few considerations to keep in mind.

One of the first considerations when choosing quality bar stools is the location of where you intend to use them. For example, if you are shopping for outdoor area bar stools, you would want to choose stool frames that have been specifically designed with that intention to ensure they are durable enough to withstand the elements. While you can use any type of material for indoor stools, it is best to consider metal framed bar stools for outdoor areas.

Once you have chosen the right material for your frame, getting a comfortable seat highly depends on the height of the bar stool. Carefully measure the height of your table or counter top for the best match. You want to leave around a foot of space between the eating surface and the stool; we recommend 10-12 inches. In doing this, you can provide your guests with a comfortable height that can easily access the table or countertop with plenty of leg room to relax. Design is also a factor when it comes to comfort, and swivel stools, stools with backs and arms, and other options are available. In general, more function will require more space, and different people have different expectations for their stools.

Once you have narrowed down your expectations for comfort and durability, the next factor in choosing the right bar stools revolves around how much you are willing to spend. Some basic commercial barstool models start at less than $40 each. High quality usually costs a little more, but this does not always necessarily mean you need to break the bank. Obviously, as a restaurant owner, it is best to invest in quality due to the high use demanded of the stools. A more affordable stool may not last as long, and you will spend twice as much when you need to continually replace them. You should also consider the fact that poor quality bar stools may bring down the overall design by making it look cheap. Always try to find the best-looking option within your price range to keep your standards where customers expect them.