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Old 01-22-2010, 11:27 AM   #1
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Breakfast Bar & Seating

I recently installed a piece of laminate countertop on a wall in my kitchen as a 'breakfast bar'. I am looking to purchase chairs/stools for it, but am not sure of the proper height, and was hoping someone could give me some advice.

The top of the countertop is 45" from the ground. What height should the seat of the chairs be at so that someone could sit there comfortably?

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45" indicates a pub/bar stool, 29-30". A pub table top is actually a few inches shorter than yours, but you could try a standard 29-30" stool and see if it's comfortable. 24" counter stools are out.
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Old 01-22-2010, 01:21 PM   #3
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standard heights are 30" for a table, 36" for kitchen counters, 42" for raised eating bars.
agreed on the comments above re: stool heights. you need a 30" tall stool.

Many commercial stools with a lathed style of knobs have the spacing of the turned knobs at the right height for cutting to suit those heights. check them out.
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