The Chicest, Cheapest Kitchen Stools

kitchen-decor-counter-stoolsOkay, I’m little embarrassed to admit it, but months ago I made the amateur move of buying counter stools without first measuring the height of the island for which they were intended. The seats I coveted came in two sizes, so I just went with the shorter ones–after all, this was an island, not a bar. When the boxes arrived, I knew immediately I’d flubbed. We unpacked the four dwarf chairs just to give them a fair chance, but we would have needed booster seats to make them work. Kicking myself the whole time, we returned them and spent the next six months sitting on folding chairs.

During that period we hunted and hunted for new barstools that were the right height and with the right look, feel, and price (under $100 each). There were very few options. IKEA, known for its inexpensive but attractive furniture, was the first place we tried, but when it came to stools its selection went from frumpy country to uncomfortably modern–until recently. This fall the Swedish retailer added Glenn chairs to its collection, and all our seating problems were solved, for less than $80 a chair.


Chrome-plated steel legs in a flowing U-shape are simple and pick up the sheen of the appliances, while the high-gloss polycarbonate plastic seat complements the island’s white base. And with a sleek and flexible ergonomic back, it’s a surprisingly comfortable chair.


With a complete set of stools, our island is now a casual dining area, and our kitchen is the heart of the house.


  1. Anonymous said:

    You have given a very good and a nice information about kitchen stools. The information which you have given is beneficial for me also for others who wants to know this. I liked and very much impressed by this.

    February 18, 2011
  2. Kitchens said:

    Nice to hear about your kitchen which is a heart of your house. I inspired a lot from your kitchen. Now i am thinking to make my kitchen as heart of my home.


    May 6, 2011
  3. Anonymous said:

    These all The Chicest, Cheapest Kitchen Stools are looking awesome and Impressive. I love these all design of The Chicest, Cheapest Kitchen Stools. I am also bring this type of tools for may kitchen. It looking fabulous.
    Complete kitches

    May 13, 2011
  4. oiue bake said:

    These all kitchen tools are very different for other.  I want this type of stool for my kitchen dining table because It looking very attractive and impressive.

    July 15, 2011

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