Learn the correct stool height you need to fit comfortably at your counter.
Learn how many stools you need to fit comfortably at your counter.
If you'd rather not use our calculators above, here's some other information:
It's easy to figure out how high the seat of your barstools should be. Just follow this one simple rule:
The top of the seat of a barstool should be 10 to 12 inches
below the top of the counter or bar.
All you have to do is measure the height of your counter – from the floor to the top, flat surface – and you know what seat height is best.
Browse barstools by your desired height.
Simply pick the one that gives you about a foot of room from seat to counter.
We have height measurements for nearly all of our stools with arms. Use these measurements to make sure a stool's arms will fit under your counter, or else the stools might butt up against your countertop and you won't be able to tuck in.
Most of our stools with arms fit under standard counter overhangs, but it's important to double check if you're thinking about a stool with arms.
Most counters that are made for stools will have nothing beneath the counter, in order to give you the most space for pulling up a stool.
You should take special care with counters like the one on the right, with “underhangs" below the counter. Sometimes these counters weren't made with stools in mind.
Overhang (left), Underhang (right)
If you plan to move the stool between different height counters, we recommend an adjustable height stool. Adjustable stools are also great if you're very concerned with ergonomics and want to get the perfect height.
Chair and vanity-height stools have a seat height of approximately 17-inch. These low height stools are perfect for your desk or vanity table. Browse all of them by clicking here.