5 Ways to Use Stools in Your Home: From the Counter to the Pool

There's no need to be sitting down at an uncomfortable height from your table, bar, or countertop when you can be perfectly perched on a stool. And when it comes time for a break, there's no need to head for the couch when you can relax at the bar in style.

With summer in full swing, we're thinking about all of the different ways stools can come in handy outdoors by the pool, too. So whether you're looking for some extra seating or just want to add a little versatility to your home decor, check out these 5 ways to use stools in your home or commercial space.

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At the Counter

If you've ever worked in a kitchen, you know that counter space is key. And if your counters are anything like ours, they're probably already pretty cluttered. But with a stool, you can add an extra layer of prep space and storage to any countertop. Just tuck your stool underneath when you're not using it and pull it out when you need an extra set of hands.

Counter Stools

Counter stool choices are pretty much endless these days. You can find them with backs, without backs, in a variety of materials and finishes, and at just about any price point. So whether you're looking for something simple and budget-friendly or want to make a statement with your stool choice, there's sure to be an option that's perfect for you and your space.

Built for the Bar Stool

Whether you have a built-in bar or are using a portable bar cart, stools are the perfect way to elevate your at-home happy hour. And if you're entertaining guests, they can double as extra seating when needed. Just be sure to have a few on hand so that everyone has a place to sit!

Bar Stools

If you have a home bar or wet bar, then you know that having the right stools is key to making it feel like a true gathering spot. But even if you don't have an actual bar in your home, you can still create a chic and inviting space with the right stool choice. Just pull up a few stools to your kitchen counter or island and voila! you've also got yourself a makeshift bar.

By the Pool

Summertime means pool time, and that means it's time to get those outdoor entertaining spaces in tip-top shape. If you're looking for a way to add a little extra seating, grab a few stools and keep them by the pool for when you need them. They can also come in handy by the pool, providing a place to rest your towel or sunglasses when you're not using them.

Outdoor Bar Stools

If you're lucky enough to have an outdoor bar or kitchen, then having some stylish and durable bar stools is a must. But even if you don't have an actual bar in your backyard, you can still take advantage of the great outdoors with a few bar stools. Just set them up in view of the fire pit or at a patio table and you're good to go!

Stools provide the perfect perch for enjoying a summer cocktail or bite to eat, and true outdoor stools can withstand the elements better than most chairs. Plus, they're easy to move around if you need to make room for an impromptu dance floor!

Adjustable to the Dining Table

If you have a counter-height dining table, stools are the perfect way to add extra seating. And if you have a regular height dining table, adjustable stools are a great option for accommodating both kids and adults. That way, everyone can have a seat at the table!

Swivel Bar Stools

One of the best things about stools is that they're so versatile. And swivel bar stools take that versatility to the next level, allowing you to move around while you're seated. They're perfect for smaller spaces where every inch counts, and when used outdoors, they can even rotate to take in the full picture-perfect view of the garden in bloom while enjoying a social gathering.

As you can see, stools are incredibly versatile pieces of furniture. So whether you're looking for extra seating or just want to add a little bit of flair to your home decor, we hope you consider these ways to use stools in your home!

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