Consider buying a counter height table with matching counter height stools if you’re in the market for new dining room furniture. This type of furniture stands a little higher than standard tables and chairs, giving your dining room a more unique, casual look. But how tall is counter height furniture, and what should you think about before buying? Here’s everything you need to know about dining room counter height furniture for your home.
What Is Counter Height?
To begin, you should determine how tall counter height tables and stools are in order to compare them to other furniture options. Counter height tables are typically 34 to 36 inches in height. When compared to standard tables, which are typically less than 30 inches tall, this is a significant difference. Bar tables, on the other hand, are even taller, standing between 40 and 45 inches tall.
What Are Counter Height Stools?
Dining Table Width and Length
While the height of the dining table is important, the width and length are also important considerations. These two factors have an impact on how your room looks and how comfortable you will be eating at your table.
If you buy a counter height table, you’ll need to match the seating, which means you’ll need counter height stools. From the floor to the seat, these are about 24 to 27 inches tall. They are slightly taller than standard chairs, which are around 18 inches tall. Counter height stools, on the other hand, are shorter than bar height stools, which are typically taller than 27 inches.
How to Pick the Right Counter Height Table
When looking at counter height tables, you’ll notice that they come in a variety of styles. Focus on the fundamentals before you become overwhelmed by options. Measure your dining room first, then choose a table that fits the height, width, and depth. When you sit down to eat, you don’t want to choose a counter height table that is so long that you can’t fit seating around it, or one that is so tall that your head touches the chandelier. Consider whether you want a matching set or prefer to buy your chairs and table separately once you have some dimensions in mind.
When you purchase a counter height set, you can rest assured that the table and stools will complement each other perfectly. If you decide to purchase the counter height table separately, you’ll need to decide whether you want it light or dark, or if you want it painted black or white. Then pick a shape: counter height tables are commonly square, rectangular, or round.
Standard Dining Set Sizes
Standard patio sets include a table and two to eight patio chairs and can range in size from three to nine pieces. In a small space, a three-piece bistro set is ideal for two people to drink and dine. A five-piece or seven-piece patio dining set can accommodate a wide range of family needs and fit on a variety of outdoor dining spaces, including medium-sized decks and poolside areas. A nine-piece patio set may be ideal for those with a large family or hosts who enjoy entertaining on a regular basis.
You should determine the ideal shape of your patio table in addition to the number of pieces in your set. Round, oval, square, and rectangular patio dining tables are popular choices. Although standard oval, square, and rectangular shapes are available to meet your style and space needs, round tables are one of the most common shapes for outdoor dining.
What are the different heights of tables to choose from?
- Standard dining height tables are probably the ones you’re most familiar with (i.e. your average dining table). From patio tables to a casual breakfast table or a formal dining table set, they’re the most popular and widely available. They’re handicap-accessible, and anyone can pull up a chair. Your feet will touch the floor.
- Counter height – Designed as a gathering spot in the kitchen, for food preparation, or as a place for guests to converse, counter height tables work well in small spaces because their higher height gives the impression of more space.
- A bar height table is what you think of when you think of a pub, with its tall tables and stools set right off the bar. They’re a little taller than a counter height table and have small tabletops.
What is the standard counter height?
Kitchen – The standard height of a kitchen counter is 36 inches (3 feet) off the ground. Kitchen islands with bar-style seating can reach heights of 42 inches.
What is a counter height dining set?
Counter height tables are typically 34 to 36 inches in height. When compared to standard tables, which are typically less than 30 inches tall, this is a significant difference. Bar tables, on the other hand, are even taller, standing between 40 and 45 inches tall.
How can I raise my counter height?
Because the only cosmetic change required is a wider toe kick, raising the entire base cabinet is the easier way to raise the countertop height. This is accomplished by building a frame for the base cabinet that raises the countertop to the new height, lifting the cabinet, and slipping the frame underneath it.