Ultimately, all barstools should work well and fit comfortably in their space. You must choose functionality features such as the presence of arms, backs, or movement. Discover how each of these aspects could impact the way that you use your barstools and how they fit into your home and life.
Custom Barstools with Arms or Backs
Deciding to have arms or backs on your barstools is often a practical choice. Arms and backrests on stools make them more comfortable. However, they will require more space. Plus, you need to make sure that the arms will fit under the bar if you want to tuck the stools away. If you only want barstools as perches for people to sit on at a bar they can lean on, options without arms or backrests will suffice. However, if you want barstools that are more freestanding and allow for more comfortable seating, consider those with backrests and arm rests.
Swiveling or Stationary Seats
Stationary chairs require space to pull out the chair for getting into. However, swiveling chairs need more space for the seat to rotate. When you choose barstools with backrests, swiveling makes it easier to get into and get out of the seat. If you want to cut costs on your custom barstools, opt for stationary stools and choose backless designs that permit people to sit in them from any side.
Spacing and Number of Barstools
Choosing arms or swiveling will impact how many barstools you can fit under your bar. These features determine the amount of space each can have at a bar. For instance, all barstools should have at least 24 inches of space between those seated. However, add an extra 8 to 10 inches of space if your stools can swivel or have arms. You only need 6 to 10 inches for stationary stools without arms.
Choose How Your Custom Barstools Will Function at A&C Billiards and Barstools
Arms, swiveling, and the number of stools you need all determine the functionality of your custom barstools. You choose these features and many more to create your ideal bar seats. Check out the ways to design custom barstools on our website at A&C Billiards and Barstools.