Work Life Balance and Your Counter Stools. How Comfortable are You?

While, yes, many people still remain working from home, your once efficient furniture may not seem so any longer. Function over fashion is now the case in many homes, and those pretty little Boston designer counter stools probably aren’t cutting it. Achy backs and numb limbs from hours of at-home working arises the need for a functional solution.

If this situation is seeming all too familiar, here are a few things to consider during your journey for comfortable counter stools!


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Height matters

Believe it or not, there’s a difference between bar and counter stools. So, how do you tell the difference, and how do you know which one is right for your home? The answer is simple; with the perfect measure. Bar stools are ideal for a counter height between 40 and 46 inches, whereas counter stools are better suited for heights of 34 to 39 inches.

The variation comes from the overall height of the stool. Counter stools tend to be shorter and a better choice for most kitchen islands. Bar stools sit higher, leaving less legroom between the countertop and your legs. So, if you’re noticing that you’re a bit cramped, grab the tape measure to determine what type of stool is in your home.



Material matters

Another significant element that may be affecting your productivity lies within the material of your stools. For example, the once stylish metal counter stool may look amazing in your home, but after hours of sitting, you may start rethinking the choice. Having a material that functions well aesthetically and in comfort is more important than ever before.



Added support

One of the last features we’d like to mention is the option of a back or backless stool. For those with excellent posture, having a back on your stool may not make a difference. However, slouching is common, and without constant awareness, your back may be begging for additional support. Consider switching out your backless stools while working at home for a stool that provides that added support!


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At Chair Fair, we have the most extensive inventory of counter stools in Boston. No matter what the height, material, or options may be, our team will help you find the best solution. Visit us today and bring comfort back to the workplace!


You can find us at 408 Washington Street in Weymouth, MA, or call us for more information (781) 843-3300.