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Bar Stools Buying Guide


Guide to Bar Stool Heights


Whether you want to create a home bar, add a modern accent to an open plan kitchen or save space in a busy thoroughfare, the bar stool has quickly emerged as the go-to seating solution for the modern home.


At Cymax, our bar stools come in a range of materials and fabrics – think classic hardwood, sturdy stainless steel or inviting brown leather – as well as a number of sizes. But with such a large selection, it is useful to understand the major height categories and their ideal uses.



The Height of Style


Bar stools fit generally fall into three categories: short, counter height, bar height. However, there is no industry standard for measuring the height of a stool. It’s always best to consult individual product descriptions before you hit the checkout.


It is also important to consider where the stools will be placed. If they are for a bar or counter, measure the distance from the floor to the lip. No matter what height you are seeking, it's ideal to keep about 10” of maneuvering space between the bar stool and the counter or table. If your bar top or table top is thick, consider opting for a bar stool that is lower on the height spectrum to help ensure adequate room for your guests' legs.






Regular & Short Height Stools – 18 inch Bar Stools

International Concepts 18 Homelegance Saddleback 18 Homelegance Saddleback 18

International Concepts 18" Unfinished Round Top Bar Stool

Homelegance Saddleback 18" High Bar Stool in Oak (Set of 2)

Homelegance Saddleback 18" Seat Height Bar Stool in Warm Cherry Finish (Set of 2)



A simple 18 inch height stool is a useful addition to most homes. They are small in size and cost-effective, making them a perfect addition to a kitchen, garden or music room. But not only do these seats allow you to get down low to plant veggies or to rest a guitar in your lap, they can also be used as handy step-ladders in the kitchen and around the home. These stools often come with saddle-shaped tops for extra comfort. They also commonly feature spindle backs or round tops. But don’t be fooled. While they are useful for seating at desks and tables they are not tall enough to be used at in a kitchen, dining area or bar.






Counter Height Barstools – 24 and 26 inch Bar Stools


Hillsdale Montello 26 Inch Swivel Faux Leather Counter Stool

Boraam Kyoto 24 Steve Silver Company Montibello Counter Height Side Chair in Dark Brown Armen Living Black 26

Hillsdale Montello 26 Inch Swivel Faux Leather Counter Stool

Boraam Kyoto 24" Swivel Counter Stool in Dark Cherry

Steve Silver Company Montibello Counter Height Side Chair in Dark Brown

Armen Living Black 26" High Round Backless Swivel Counter Stool



Counter height bar stools are the perfect size for seating at your kitchen counter. Many kitchens have been designed with a breakfast bar area at the island. Counter height bar stools are intended to be used with standard 36” high countertops or counter height dining tables. Cymax’s 24 inch bar stools and 26 inch bar stools are often used as a sleek, space-saving solution for the busy family home. However, if you are more interested in drinking than eating, read on.






Bar Height Barstools – 30 and 32 inch Bar Stools


Hillsdale Montello 32 Inch Swivel Bar Stool in Antique Finish Boraam Augusta 29 Winsome 30 Winsome Kallie Air Lift Adjustable Stools in Cappuccino (Set of 2)

Hillsdale Montello 32 Inch Swivel Bar Stool in Antique Finish

Boraam Augusta 29" Swivel Bar Stool in LT. Cherry

Winsome 30" Swivel Bar Stools in Walnut (Set of 2)

Winsome Kallie Air Lift Adjustable Stools in Cappuccino (Set of 2)






Perhaps the best known of all size categories, bar height stools are perfect for enjoying a drink at a home bar and for socializing up high. These 30 and 32 inch bar stools are taller than both dining chairs and counter stools. They are often upholstered for comfort, to match a theme or to complement the casual style of a bar or games room. Cymax offers a world of choice when it comes to barstools to make it super simple to find one that fits your style and your budget.






Still looking for a particular product? Check our main bar stools page for our full selection, including adjustable height bar stools.


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