So, you’re looking for bar stools for your kitchen or dining area. But what should you go for- gas lift or fixed height?
To help you decide, we’ve written a quick list of pros and cons so you can see what features would best suit you and your home..
Fixed Height Kitchen Bar Stools
- Lightweight, a fixed height stool is more portable, making it easy to move around and reposition.
- A stool standing on four legs means the weight is distributed across a greater area rather than at one central point. This adds to the stools strength and stability.
- If you know the height of your counter and can find a stool to match, then you’ll always have a seat that’s the perfect height.
- As you can’t adjust a fixed height stool, the seats will remain looking neat and uniform.
- As you can’t adjust the height, you’ll need to make sure it’s the right size both for your counter and for your guests.
- Fixed height stools are unlikely to swivel, a feature which can aid getting into and getting off of the seat. Something to consider with younger children and elderly guests.
Gas Lift Height Kitchen Bar Stools
- Gas lift stools are heavier, therefore making them sturdier and less likely to topple over.
- A gas lift system allows you to easily adjust the height, making a gas lift stool far more versatile.
- The swivel ability for a gas lift bar stool will allow friends and family to get up off of the seat without having to move the stool every time.
- If you need to move your stool around regularly, a gas lift seat might not be the best option as they are heavy and somewhat awkward to move.
- Because of the gas lift mechanism, a gas lift stool does come at a higher price point. Consider whether you’ll benefit from the gas lift to make it a worthy investment.
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