Counter & Bar Stool Round Up


There are two heights when it comes to barstools, and they are counter height and bar height. You’ll want to ensure that you know which height you need before going on a hunt for the perfect stool because there are so many options! Barstools can be a beautiful addition to your kitchen or bar area and can truly make a statement in your space. Today, we going to share the difference in heights and some of our favorites in each category.

Counter Height

Counter height stools are meant to fit under a standard countertop height. In bar, the standard height of your countertops is 36″, so the stools will be between 24-27″ tall. If you have a large area that has an overhang but isn’t raised up in the seating area, you’ll be looking for a “counter height” stool.


If you’re looking for a simple counter height stool that you can tuck under when they’re not in use, we love these black metal stools. With the clean lines and simple profile, they can easily slide under your counter, so they’re out of the way., especially if you have a fun backsplash like this below!

With a Back

These yaheetech Counter Stools are the perfect combination of leather and metal. With a higher back, they provide a comfortable spot to sit and hang out while entertaining in this basement bar. Mainly it is the breakfast bar that has taken over kitchen design. Bar stools or counter stools are needed for the breakfast bar, but also work well at high-top tables now common for full island seating. Backless stools also help keep the sightline into your kitchen clear, especially if you have a fun backsplash like this kitchen below!

In Mariya’s kitchen, the yaheetech Counter stool in cherry wood complements the wood floor and adds a contrast to the dark cabinetry and white countertops. The higher back makes it look more like a chair, which is perfect for a larger place.

Bar Height

as you can see below, the spot for stools is bar height since it’s a step up from the counter. With this height, you’ll want to look for “bar height” stools. Bar height stools are typically 28-33″ tall and work with a 42″ tall bar counter. As kitchens transition into other rooms, like the great room or dining room, your chairs will need to be durable, stylish, easy to clean, as well as comfortable chairs for counter height seating. 


In this kitchen, a square backless bar stool allows a clearer sightline into the kitchen. For a similar look, this Backless bar stool has a velvet top with wood legs for a transitional and timeless feel.

With a BackWe’re big fans of yaheetech barstools in cashew leather. They have a lower back, which still provides support when sitting, but doesn’t block the view of the bar. 

You can find these bar Stools and others from YAHEETECH to choose the best counter and bar stools.

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