Stools for the kitchen are a tra­di­tion­al and prac­ti­cal piece of fur­ni­ture, used with ben­e­fit and con­ve­nience in a func­tion­al kitchen and din­ing space. Sim­ple and durable struc­tures are very com­fort­able to sit on, and are also used as coast­ers, aux­il­iary fur­ni­ture, and are eas­i­ly trans­ferred from the kitchen to oth­er rooms.

Kitchen stools are chairs with­out backs, hav­ing sim­ple shapes and con­ve­nient sizes. How­ev­er, today even such sim­ple inte­ri­or items are made in a wide vari­ety of mod­els and options. There­fore, do not rush to buy clas­sic stools, for a start it is advis­able to find out what vari­eties and inte­ri­or design vari­a­tions are today.Kitchen stools

What you need to know before choosing

Stools for the kitchen are such a famil­iar piece of fur­ni­ture that many own­ers of hous­es and apart­ments sim­ply do not think about their cur­rent vari­ety and buy tra­di­tion­al wood­en options with four legs. Today, stools are avail­able in a wide range of mod­els that can be select­ed based on the fol­low­ing cri­te­ria:

  1. sizes and con­fig­u­ra­tions;
  2. the mate­r­i­al from which the prod­ucts are made;
  3. design appear­ance;
  4. addi­tion­al func­tion­al­i­ty (stools can be fold­ed, com­pact­ly com­bined with each oth­er, be equipped with spe­cial draw­ers under the seats);
  5. aes­thet­ic and func­tion­al com­pat­i­bil­i­ty with oth­er inte­ri­or objects (for exam­ple, if a bar counter is installed in the kitchen, then it is bet­ter to choose spe­cial high stools for it, rather than the stan­dard ones used near the tra­di­tion­al din­ing table).

The func­tion­al vari­ety of stools may even be unex­pect­ed for a per­son who has not pre­vi­ous­ly looked for them to buy. In addi­tion, spe­cial atten­tion should be paid to the appear­ance of these sim­ple, com­fort­able and prac­ti­cal kitchen fur­nish­ings.

Stool in the interior of the kitchen

Despite the fact that kitchen stools are pur­chased for func­tion­al use, these items should har­mo­nious­ly fit into the inte­ri­or space of this room. Hav­ing cre­at­ed an aes­thet­ic kitchen design, you can­not bring an ele­ment of dishar­mo­ny into it, believ­ing that stools will not great­ly affect the appear­ance of the inte­ri­or. These nec­es­sary items of the kitchen space will fit well into it, if the fol­low­ing inte­ri­or and aes­thet­ic para­me­ters are tak­en into account when choos­ing:

  • the size of the stools must cor­re­spond to the design fea­tures of the table near which they will be used;
  • the col­or of the prod­ucts is select­ed tak­ing into account the col­ors of oth­er inte­ri­or objects and the gen­er­al style of inte­ri­or design;
  • the mate­r­i­al of the stools must also meet the styl­is­tic para­me­ters of the inte­ri­or (for exam­ple, if the kitchen is made in a trendy high-tech style, then met­al mod­els will be appro­pri­ate in it, rather than clas­sic wood­en ones);
  • if the stool seats are cov­ered with some mate­r­i­al, its col­or should be in har­mo­ny with oth­er objects (kitchen sofa uphol­stery, cur­tains, etc.)

In addi­tion, it is impor­tant to choose the right num­ber of stools so that they look appro­pri­ate in the kitchen and at the same time there are enough of them for fam­i­ly needs. Indoors, dif­fer­ent mod­els of stools can be placed in dif­fer­ent ways. Tra­di­tion­al mod­els are most often placed under the din­ing table and tak­en out if nec­es­sary. Fold­ing options can be stored in the pantry. And beau­ti­ful unusu­al designs can even serve as dec­o­ra­tions for the inte­ri­or space of the kitchen.

Model overview

Tra­di­tion­al and mod­ern mod­els of stools, select­ed for a kitchen of one size or anoth­er and design, today are pre­sent­ed in the widest range. Mod­els dif­fer in a vari­ety of func­tion­al and aes­thet­ic char­ac­ter­is­tics. When look­ing for suit­able options, you can give pref­er­ence to stan­dard cheap stools or choose expen­sive design­er prod­ucts. It all depends on the aes­thet­ic taste, prac­ti­cal needs and finan­cial capa­bil­i­ties of the own­ers of the apart­ment.


Such mate­r­i­al as plas­tic is used today for the man­u­fac­ture of a vari­ety of inte­ri­or items. It has become very pop­u­lar because of its cheap­ness and the abil­i­ty to cre­ate any required form from it. Plas­tic stools also have a wide vari­ety of for­mal solu­tions. To fur­nish a stan­dard kitchen in an apart­ment in a mul­ti-storey build­ing, you can buy cheap plas­tic stools that fold into one anoth­er, so they do not take up much space in the room.

Anoth­er advan­tage of plas­tic stools is their light weight, which allows one per­son to eas­i­ly move sev­er­al items. And giv­en that plas­tic is not sus­cep­ti­ble to dam­age due to mois­ture, such stools can be tak­en out­side, used in bath­rooms, etc.

It is impor­tant to under­stand that not all plas­tic prod­ucts are cheap. Today, in the assort­ment of fash­ion­able fur­ni­ture stores, you can find design­er stools made of this mate­r­i­al. They have a non-stan­dard height, shape, col­or. Such prod­ucts are designed to dec­o­rate kitchens, the inte­ri­or of which is made in one or anoth­er fash­ion­able mod­ern style.


The clas­sic-shaped stool for the kitchen has a sim­ple and at the same time prac­ti­cal design. 4 legs give sta­bil­i­ty to it, which can be con­nect­ed by hor­i­zon­tal strips to increase the stiff­ness coef­fi­cient.

The seat in clas­sic mod­els has a square shape. Its cor­ners can be either sharp or round­ed. The clas­sic stool looks the same on each side.

These prod­ucts in their height are designed for com­fort­able sit­ting near the din­ing table. This is the key cri­te­ri­on for their selec­tion. They should be as prac­ti­cal and con­ve­nient to use as pos­si­ble, strong and durable. Today, clas­sic mod­els can be sup­ple­ment­ed with non-stan­dard improve­ments. For exam­ple, you can buy stools with unscrew­ing legs for the kitchen. This allows, if nec­es­sary, to reduce the height of the prod­uct so that it is used by a child or to per­form some kind of work.

from wood

The clas­sic kitchen stool is made of wood. Legs can be square, rec­tan­gu­lar or round. In the lat­ter case, they are often made curly, which increas­es the aes­thet­ic para­me­ters of the entire prod­uct. The seat can also be made of sol­id wood, but today the advan­tage is more often giv­en to such mate­r­i­al as lam­i­nat­ed chip­board. These plates are in no way infe­ri­or to wood in terms of strength, and prod­ucts from them are cheap­er.

Wood­en stools look great in a tra­di­tion­al kitchen inte­ri­or. They are strong enough, and if nec­es­sary, repairs can be eas­i­ly done with your own hands using the sim­plest home tools. Anoth­er advan­tage of this type of stools is their com­par­a­tive cheap­ness.


If you need durable and reli­able stools that will be used exten­sive­ly in the kitchen, it is advis­able to give pref­er­ence to met­al struc­tures. They can be divid­ed into two cat­e­gories. The first includes sim­ple prod­ucts, the main advan­tage of which is strength. The sec­ond type of met­al stools has spe­cif­ic aes­thet­ic fea­tures, such as chrome legs and seats.

Thus, a met­al stool for the kitchen can be not only strong, but also styl­ish, aes­thet­ic and even design­er. There­fore, the cost of such pieces of fur­ni­ture can vary great­ly. In addi­tion, met­al stools can be of var­i­ous sizes and shapes.

Ottoman for the kitchen

Being an impor­tant func­tion­al ele­ment of the kitchen space, stools are not com­plete­ly indis­pens­able. Instead of them, an alter­na­tive option is always select­ed — a mod­el with a soft top. So, the func­tions of stools are often per­formed by ottomans in the kitchen, which have rigid struc­tures. Such prod­ucts have a num­ber of advan­tages:

  • look orig­i­nal and aes­thet­i­cal­ly pleas­ing;
  • they store house­hold clothes, kitchen uten­sils, house­hold appli­ances;
  • The oblong ottoman can be used as a seat for 2 peo­ple.

A ottoman bench with a back is a good replace­ment for a stool, because it is more com­fort­able for sit­ting at the din­ing table. Thus, choos­ing one or anoth­er option, it is nec­es­sary to eval­u­ate which stools are best suit­ed for the inte­ri­or space of the kitchen. At the same time, aes­thet­ic and design char­ac­ter­is­tics should not detract from their func­tion­al para­me­ters. The stool serves pri­mar­i­ly as a con­ve­nience, being a prac­ti­cal item.

With soft seat

A stool with a soft seat is more com­fort­able to use. How­ev­er, such a prod­uct is not suit­able when you need to put dish­es or oth­er objects on it. There­fore, when choos­ing a stool for the kitchen with a soft seat, it is impor­tant to under­stand that this item will be used exclu­sive­ly in the form of a chair. Mod­els of this type are made from dif­fer­ent mate­ri­als and in all sorts of styles.


Stools for the kitchen are often used in oth­er rooms, as well as on ter­races, bal­conies, on the street near the house. Fold­ing mod­els are well suit­ed for such use. The lat­ter are eas­i­ly car­ried in the hands, even if you take sev­er­al copies.

Such a stool can be brought to a pic­nic, because it can eas­i­ly fit in the trunk of a car. In addi­tion, fold­ing mod­els in the right quan­ti­ty are con­ve­nient­ly stored com­pact­ly in the pantry, on the bal­cony, in anoth­er util­i­ty room.


Stools used near bar coun­ters dif­fer in the length of the legs. Such high prod­ucts are bought not only in bars and cafes. A nar­row table-rack is very pop­u­lar in the inte­ri­or of home kitchens today. Near it, stools cor­re­spond­ing in height are placed.

with drawer

The design of the kitchen stool comes with a draw­er for stor­ing small house­hold items, kitchen uten­sils, etc. A small con­tain­er can be attached direct­ly under the seat. In anoth­er ver­sion, a vol­u­met­ric box is installed between the legs. Stor­age of not only small items, but even pots and pans is already avail­able here. This option is con­ve­nient for small kitchens, where there is a short­age of free space.

with swivel seat

A con­ve­nient and ver­sa­tile option is a rotat­ing stool. It is good to sit on such a chair dur­ing friend­ly par­ties, when you can peri­od­i­cal­ly change the posi­tion, posi­tion of the legs, doing a warm-up. Today, rotat­ing mod­els of stools with dif­fer­ent or even inter­change­able heights are offered for sale.

When choos­ing a chair with a swiv­el round seat, you need to pay atten­tion to the sta­bil­i­ty of the struc­ture so that it is safe to use.

Stylish design solutions

If the inte­ri­or of the kitchen is dom­i­nat­ed by styl­ish design­er fur­nish­ings, then it is impor­tant to choose the appro­pri­ate stools. Here, own­ers of orig­i­nal inte­ri­ors are offered a wide choice. Elite com­pa­nies that cre­ate design­er kitchen fur­ni­ture also make orig­i­nal designs of stools. Style and shape can be dia­met­ri­cal­ly dif­fer­ent: from min­i­mal­ist for­mal solu­tions to stools that, in their lux­u­ry, rather resem­ble com­fort­able chairs.

Buy or make your own

Despite the large offer of all kinds of vari­a­tions of kitchen stools by fur­ni­ture stores, some own­ers pre­fer to make a stool with their own hands. It only makes sense as a hob­by, because mak­ing a stool will cost more than buy­ing one. In this case, you need to have suit­able mate­ri­als and the required tools. How­ev­er, for home crafts­men, mak­ing such sim­ple pieces of fur­ni­ture is a plea­sure, and many orig­i­nal schemes for cre­at­ing stools are avail­able on the Inter­net.