The Ultimate Stool Shopping Guide

Bar stools and counter stools in a variety of styles | Bob's Discount Furniture
Bob’s Discount Furniture offers a variety of bar stools and counter stools to match any style

Looking for a quick and inexpensive way to update your existing room without diving into a complete makeover? Try a new stool or two. My bar stools and counter stools are super stylish and I have plenty of options for any look. Plus, Bob’s Discount on stools makes it possible to update your home without breaking your budget! 

To help you find the perfect stool, I created the Ultimate Stool Shopping Guide.

This guide should help you narrow your choices and decide which will best fit your needs—for both seating and style.

How to Find the Right Stool Height

A comparison of bar stool and counter stool heights | Bob's Discount Furniture
Bob’s Discount Furniture offers a variety of stool sizes. Customers can choose a stool that best fits in their space.

In terms of height, not all stools are created equal so you want to make sure you select a stool that best fits the use of the room and the existing counters and furniture. Start by measuring the counter/table height. Also, take into account at least 10 to 12 inches of legroom. Then, use my handy chart below to determine the size of the stool you need.

A size guide for choosing the right bar stools | Bob's Discount Furniture

How to Select The Right Number
of Stools

A size guide for choosing the number of bar stools needed | Bob's Discount Furniture
Bob’s Discount Furniture size guide for determining the total number of stools needed.

The number of stools in your seating area should be determined by the amount of space you can leave between each, especially if they swivel or have arms! Use the width of the stool as a guideline to determine the proper spacing between stools. If the stools up to 18 inches wide, leave at least 6 inches in between each. If they’re over 18 inches wide or have armrests, leave at least 8 to 10 inches in between each.

Finding the Right Stool Style 

Before making a decision on which stool is right for your space, it’s important to consider both your comfort needs and style. My team and I are constantly on the lookout for the best styles and values. Here is a sample of some of my different styles:

X Back Counter Stool

The classic design of the X Back Counter Stool can work in any room  | Bob's Discount Furniture
Finished in black, the clean lines and solid construction of the X Back Counter Stool can work in any room

My X Back Stool features an elegant and unique style that will make a great addition to your kitchen, dining or home bar area. The black finish and clean lines create a stunning look. Available in counter or bar height.

Shipping is included in the $79.99 price and this stool qualifies for FedEx shipping right to your door!

Jovani Adjustable Swivel Stool

The Jovani Adjustable Swivel Stool | Bob's Discount Furniture
The Jovani Adjustable Swivel Stool is a great industrial accent piece

My Jovani Adjustable Swivel Stool is a perfect choice if you’re going for the industrial look. This backless stool has industrial accents, wooden seat and rustic details. The adjustable height allows you to find the perfect position. 

Shipping is included in the $109.99 price and this stool qualifies for FedEx shipping right to your door!

Rowan Bar Stool

The Rowan Bar Stool | Bob's Discount Furniture
The Rowan Bar Stool combines traditional style with a modern flair

My Rowan Bar Stool has the perfect blend of traditional and modern style. The padded upholstered seat gives you a comfy place to sit while the unique back design provides a nice pop of style to any space. Available in counter or bar height.  

Shipping is included in the $189.99 price and this stool qualifies for FedEx shipping right to your door!

Dolan Counter Swivel Stool

The Dolan Counter Swivel Stool features a fully upholstered seat and 360-degree swivel | Bob's Discount Furniture
The Dolan Swivel Stool is available in black, brown or white

My Dolan Counter Swivel Stool boasts an industrial flair look that is sure to catch the eye of all your guests. The fully upholstered seat and 360-degree swivel seat bring total comfort to your space. Available in counter or bar height.

Shipping is included in the $199.99 price and this stool qualifies for FedEx shipping right to your door!

Swivel & Lift Function

Give your stool some added functionality by selecting a swivel seat | Bob's Discount Furniture
Adjustable height stools allow maximum comfort for all of your guests

Add to your stool’s functionality by going with a swivel seat or an adjustable stool. Swivel stools allow you to easily turn in your seat. Stools with a lever allow for smooth adjustment of height.

Stool Construction

The majority of stools are constructed using wood or metal | Bob's Discount Furniture
Wooden stools tend to offer a more traditional look

Most bar and counter stool frames are made of either metal or wood. Wood stools can offer a more traditional look, while metal options range from rustic to modern.

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About the author / Bob

I consider myself the luckiest spokespuppet ever because I get to talk about the thing I love the most everyday – furniture! Tufted headboards, rustic finishes, the difference between a sofa and a couch (yes, there is a difference)… I could go on and on. Oh, I just love furniture and I’m SO excited that I have this blog to share my passion with you! It may take me a little longer to create posts – have you ever tried typing with clay hands – but I look forward to talking furniture with you!

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