The majority of kitchen and bar counters used to stand somewhere around forty inches high. There is a bit of a growing trend however towards building higher counters that are around 45” in height. Which is fine aesthetically but a does cause a bit of a problem when it comes to choosing seating. With a higher counter you are going to need extra tall bar stools, but do such things even exist?
The answer is yes, there are plenty of extra tall bar stools out there for you to choose from. They usually stand about 34” high, 4 inches higher or so than the average bar stool. You don’t have to seek out extra tall bar stools for a higher counter you could, in theory, use regular ones. However people sitting on them attempting to eat or drink comfortably in a slightly awkward position. It just won’t feel right to them. Basically they will feel like a kid at the grown up table rather than an adult settling down for a good meal and/ or brew.
Extra tall bar stools really do not differ much from regular bar stools except for being, of course higher. They can also sometimes be a little more expensive and a little harder to find. Here are some good examples of extra tall bar stools that we found for you to consider if you find yourself shopping for such things.
Trica Jim 34” Tall Backless Bar Stool – This is a very basic, sleek and simple extra tall bar bar stool that would be perfect for everyday use in the kitchen as well as in a bar setting. This stool has a faux brushed platinum finish and comes in a choice of several different fabric designs for the seat part of these extra tall bar stools. The Tricia Jim backless bar stool can be found at Walmart for a very reasonable $99.
Great American Barstools 36″ Oak Square Vinyl Cushion Barstool – At 36” this really is a big daddy amongst extra tall bar stools. The wooden ladder type design and wooden construction of this bar stool is extremely attractive and the cushion on the seating is available in a number of different designs. This would be a great choice for a contemporary kitchen breakfast bar. It is available form CSN Stores for $140.99
Trica Mocha 34″ Swivel Spectator Bar Stool – This a very whimsical extra tall bar stool that wee just had to include, Sophisticated yet funky, this extra tall bar stool features a stylish coffee motif and a wide variety of customization options. With attractive yet durable steel construction and a comfy seat, this stool is perfect for any caffeinated kitchen. The extra deep and comfy padded seat is a plus as well as it makes these extra tall bar stools oh so comfy as well as great to look at. You can find the Trica Mocha extra tall bar stool at GSN Stores for $150.99