Small but striking
The first thing you will notice is that the most inexpensive stools tend to be the shortest. Short bar stools (18-23 inches) are ideal for the garden or even as a foot stool around the home, but it would quite literally be a stretch to place them in front of a bar or kitchen counter. Don’t fret, though – there are still plenty of counter- and bar-height stools (24-32 inches inclusive) available for under $100.
A DIY dream
One trend working in the bargain hunter’s favor is the reemergence of minimalism, a simple, raw look that harks back to the 1950s. Untreated woods are ideally suited to modern kitchens and simple home bars, and they are also popular with DIY decorators. If you have more time than money, consider purchasing unfinished bar stools and modifying them to suit your space perfectly.
Generally, the less complex a design, the less you are going to pay for it. Backless bar stools tend to be cheaper than those that offer additional support around the arms and lower back, but that’s fine for spaces you aren’t going to sit for hours on end – walk-through kitchens and busy thoroughfares, for example.
High quality, low prices
Any savvy shopper with tell you that price tag doesn’t necessarily reflect quality. Even Cymax’s inexpensive bar stools come in versatile parawood, at the very least, and materials and finishes tend to become even sturdier and more attractive as prices approach $100. Regular promotions and a growing collection of products also means you are likely to find all sorts of exceptions to the guidelines above – you just need to check a little closer, and more often.
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