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Tools to Pick Stools for Your Kitchen

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Sep 02, 2016

It may not seem like it, but to complete your kitchen redesign, you will need stools (if applicable) to put the finishing touches on the job. It's not always easy to make decisions when redesigning rooms in your home and getting caught up with choosing stools may seem a little far-fetched, but it is a decision that should not be taken lightly. As the main seating area in your kitchen, it needs to be suitable for guests and also fit the style of your kitchen. So how do you go about choosing the right stools?

Match The Style - This is an obvious one, but it's not as easy of a choice as you may think. There are two avenues to choose from; either matching the style of your kitchen or contrasting it. Take for instance a cottage kitchen. You might stick with the same theme and add some white wooden stools with cushioned seats to the area. You could also go another route and choose an alternative set of metal stools found at a flea market.

Get The Height Right - You will need to be precise with these measurements so everyone that sits in your kitchen is comfortable. Your guests will need to be able to sit comfortably with enough leg room. You can determine the distance from the floor to the underside of your countertop and then subtract roughly 10-14 inches and that is the target height you should go with for your stool.

Easy To Clean - Kitchen stools are bound to get dirty and worn, it's inevitable, but choosing the right materials can make cleaning these stools much less of a hassle. Solid or painted wood, aluminum, stainless steel and plastic are all solid choices for kitchen stool material.