Searching for the best bar stools to buy for your kitchen? First you need to think about your current kitchen furnishings and the overall look you're trying to achieve. Kitchen bar stools can be functional or stylish, retro or modern, casual or formal. You wouldn't choose the same stools for a contemporary apartment or office kitchen as you would for a traditional kitchen in a timber house. With so many different types of bar stools available, there's sure to be a perfect set for your kitchen and lifestyle. Will your household sit on the stools at breakfast time or when entertaining guests? Are they mainly for practical use or decorative purposes?
You'll find kitchen breakfast bar stools made from timber, solid wood, metal, stainless steel, plastic, leather, faux leather, fabric, cane and various combinations of these materials. There are countless colours to pick from including white, black, red, brown and grey. Popular stool varieties include replica tolix, back rest, foot rest, ergonomic, gas lift adjustable and swivel chair. You will also find modern bar stools that combine more than one of these features. It's generally a good idea for kitchen benches and stools to match in material, colour or style, so take another look around your kitchen before buying your stools. It may also be useful to consider the style of the furniture, fixtures, appliances and artwork already in your kitchen.
Don't forget to measure the area around your kitchen bench and under the benchtop. There's no point buying fancy fixed height stools if you can't slide them neatly under the bench when they're not being used. Standard replica tolix stools, for example, are 66cm high with 30x30cm seats. Once you've narrowed down what you're looking for, it's time to discover which brands create your favourite designs. Browse eBay today for bar stools manufactured by well known brands such as IKEA, Shabby Chic, Calligaris and Freedom.