What is the difference between a bar stool and a counter stool?
A bar stool and a counter stool have different seat heights. Bar stools are designed for bar tables or bistro tables, whereas counter stools are smaller and made for kitchen counters or kitchen islands.
A bar stool typically has a height of around 75 cm, whereas a counter stool is generally around the 65 cm mark. A few cm leeway can be given each way for both of these, as there is not set dimensions for this. Bar stools are typically found in commercial settings such as bars and restaurants, whereas counter stools are generally found in residential spaces.
What is the best material for luxury outdoor bar stools?
There are several great materials available for luxury outdoor furniture. The best material depends on what style you are looking for. For wooden pieces, Teak is generally a strong material due to being naturally resistant to outdoor weather, making it incredibly durable.
When it comes to metal, aluminium, steel, polyethylene, and wrought iron are all strong candidates due to their weather resistant capabilities when they have the right finish. Plastic is also a great choice for outdoor furniture, however this is typically found not used in luxury outdoor furniture.
Can luxury bar stools be used outside?
Designer bar stools can be used outside if they are made from the correct materials and have the appropriate finish. An example of this is powder coated aluminium – the powder coating gives it an extra layer of protection to the outdoor weather.
Although they can be used outdoors, it is not recommended furniture is stored outdoors, regardless of its resistance to weather. Storing your furniture when not in use during off seasons can help preserve its lifespan. It is recommended if you cannot store them indoors that they are covered up and protected if possible.
Should a designer outdoor bar stool have a back?
An outdoor bar stool can come with or without a back, depending on the style. If you plan on sitting on it for prolonged periods of time, such as dining at a bistro table, then it would be advisable to choose one with a back for comfort reasons.
If you are working with a small amount of space, a backless bar stool can be useful. Backless stools can be stored underneath the bar or counter area when they are not in use. They are often also lightweight and lower in cost due to less materials.