Some furniture pieces are overlooked by us when we are going through a home renovation project. This is because usually we look up at large furniture or light fitments requirements and order those. Once we exhaust our budget, we invest the remaining in the kitchen appliances that we need. One of the most missed out items in such plans is the counter height bench that doubles up as a barstool in an open kitchen as well.
Therefore, we have dedicated an entire blog on how to find a very good counter height bench. Another aspect missed out during renovation is the implementation of a storage plan in the basement as well as the kitchen. However, if you have missed out on this, you can always look at the top 5 list of kitchen storage ideas.
Therefore, once you decide to get a counter height, the options become endless due to the size, design, and make variables in the market. You need to carefully choose your requirement before shortlisting 5-10 benches from the open market. However, before you go shopping you need to make sure that you carry out your research for your need and follow the following before swiping that card:-
Start With A Plan
Not everybody has the same requirements and therefore you need to chalk your requirements out before you go out spending $2000 or more. In my case, I had to go through a lot of catalogs and reviews before finally selecting the counter bench In case you do not know, do not hesitate to ask for help.
Layout The Budget
Another way of setting a benchmark (No Pun intended) for the counter height bench you need to add in your kitchen or living room is your budget. If the budget is unlimited (which is seldom of course), you can go for any and everything, sometimes more than 2 even. However, if it is limited, you need to weigh your options and maybe invest in a practical bench as opposed to an aesthetically pleasing one.
You must understand the exact functionality of the bench and where it willbe placed in your house to effectively apply to your budget plan. You must also recognize the fact that there no one fit solution for all your needs. Therefore, it is probable that you will need more than a bench based on the exact requirement. Therefore, you must know your need and the applicability of the bench to bridge the need-want gap.
Style or practicality
Sometimes, style takes precedence especially if you are purchasing for a modern setting with a modern theme. However, if practicality trumps style, then you must go for counter benches with good reviews about durability, sturdiness and functionality.
Now let’s get to the counter benches which made the top five list before I selected the one perfect for me. The five benches that were on my radar included:-
This beautiful counter bench is an ideal dream for a person who loves home renovation projects right out of DIY magazines. Gray linen and cotton fabric upholstery on the Seat makes it not only comfortable to sit but also aesthetically pleasing to the eye. Its turned legs are constructed with solid hardwood for long-lasting usage even if the use is rough. Footrest and nailhead trim along the base creates a sophisticated look for adding interest and durability. Once you set it up as some of it is required when it first arrives, the dimensions of the Bench are: 41″W x 16.5″D x 25.5″H
- Block-legged wood frame
- Espresso brown frame finish
- Benchtop padded with foam
- Nailhead-trimmed fabric upholstery
This pub dining bench offers versatile and comfortable seating around your dining table. This bench features a comfortably padded seat built to seat two people. features Tan linen and cotton fabric upholstery on the Seat, available in your choice of color. Turned legs are constructed with solid hardwood for long-lasting. Coordinate this Bench with other pieces of habit dining room collection for a matching room Set.
- Pub dining Bench
- Turned legs
- Footrest and nailhead trim
- Set up Dimension: 41″W x 16.5″D x 25.5″H.
- Some assembly needed
- Photo may slightly different from Actual Item
This timeless counter Height double barstool elevates the industrial-chic with the look of reclaimed wood. It might look naturally weatherworn, but the replicated design provides the strength and durability of modern materials. Smaller-scale is ideally suited for high-style homes that are short on space.
- Double bar stool
- Handsomely crafted
- Industrial style
- Seats 2: measures 37.25″ w x 20.75″ d x 42.75″ h
- Some assembly required
At once traditional and modern, Hillsdale Furniture’s Dillon counter height bench is the best of both worlds. Constructed of an industrial pipe inspired metal with a textured silver finish, the Dillon bench is highlighted by its unique square, wing seat and silver-hued woven upholstery. Make an impact at your kitchen counter, game room, hallway, or den, with this piece of statement seating. Assembly required.
- The industrial styled counter height dining bench
- Features a metal base with pipe joints
- The unique metal base features a textured silver finish
- Light silver gray fabric accents the clean-lined upholstered bench seat
- Overall dimensions: 37.5h x 56.25w x 21.5d
- Small assembly required
- Crafted from heavy-gauge metal
Make sure everyone has ample room at the table with the Urbana counter Height dining bench. This low dining bench helps replace chairs, giving your décor a less Cluttered look. Its wide frame is built using tough rubberwood solids and features stretcher Bars to help support the tapered block legs. The Bench’s top is padded with a thick layer of soft, dense foam and upholstered in beautiful black synthetic polyurethane leather.
- Seat: Black PU Cushion
- Box Seat frame
- 48-inch Seat length
- 17-inch Seat Depth
- 24-inch Seat Height
Therefore, once you shot list the counter height benches, you should measure them across your requirements. These can be in the form of height so you must check out on the dimension of the table. It can also depend upon the type of cushioning you like. As a thumb rule, if you think that the bench will be used for long-duration, then you should always consider a well-cushioned counter height bench.
However, if your need is more outdoorsy than indoor, then you should get the sturdy ones with no cushioning at all and weather-resistant wood. The art is reading and understanding the fine print before you invest in one or more counter height benches. Happy Hunting!