February 28, 2012

Barstool Battle

We have a little snack bar/island in the kitchen of our new house:

I've made some modifications to it so the illustration in the floor plan isn't as accurate as to what it'll end up looking like but that's another topic for another day.

Anyway, I love the idea of having an island since it opens up all sorts of new storage and food prep ideas while also offering up additional space for entertaining. The only problem I'm having is that the bar is 45" from the ground to the bottom of the countertop.

This makes finding barstools incredibly hard since I have what is called a "spectator height" bar which requires a stool with a seat height of 32" to 34" so I think a standard 30" barstool is going to be too small.

My mom let me borrow one of her 30" barstools so I took it over to the model of my home to test out the height and see how it would look:

The height isn't too bad and when you sit on the stool, the bar is about chest height. My builder also said that my bar will be a couple of inches lower so I think a 30" stool should be just fine. That's a good thing too since I've fallen in love with these 30" stools from Wisteria:

[ Image via Wisteria ]

[ Image via Wisteria ]

I'm planning on purchasing a live edge wooden dining table from Tres Amigos (that will look similar to the image below, but darker) and I think the wooden seats of the Wisteria barstools would tie in nicely with the wooden dining table:

[ Image via From the Source ]

What do you think?


  1. Aaaah that table and those stools. Exactly what I would have picked! Totally my style. Can't wait to follow you now and see more of your progress!

  2. Thanks! Glad you found (and like) my blog! I look forward to following yours as well :)


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