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How many stools do I need?


Measure your counter or bar

First, measure the length of your counter.

  • Stools generally measure between 16 – 21 inches wide.
  • For comfortable seating, you should allow approximately 24 inches of seating space for each person.
  • A 72-inch wide counter will seat 3 people, comfortably.

Here’s the math:
72 ÷ 24 = 3 stools

Bar stools with arms take up about 2 inches wider than stools without arms.

Note: If the ends of the island are open and there is no wall, you will have slightly more clearing for stools.

Don’t like doing math? Use our calculator:

Barstool Quantity Calculator

Learn how many stools you need to fit comfortably at your counter.

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