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How High Should a Bar Stool Be?

The ideal bar stool should be approximately 28 to 30 inches high to match the 42 to 48 inches standard bar height.

The Ideal Height

The ideal bar stool should be approximately 28 to 30 inches high to match the 42 to 48 inches standard bar height.

There is Room for Variation

Because there is indeed some variation in bar height, there will also be variation in stool height. Therefore, depending on the exact height of the bar, the stool height should could be a little shorter or a little taller than 28 to 30 inches.

Bottom Line

Although you can expect your bar stool to be approximately 28 to 30 inches, you should realize that ultimately it is determining the stool's best height in relation to the bar itself that matters.

About the Author

Jake Damon has his Ph.D. in English from Texas Tech University. Damon has been a writer and editor since 1998. He edits two professional journals, has published books including "Catullan Consciousness" and "Re-Reading Thomas Traherne," and written articles for various academic and trade presses, including Oxford University Press, Associated University Presses and the Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies at Arizona State University.