What is the first image that springs to mind when you think of bar stools?
A quiet drink with friends, an evening out watching the big game, broken glass, smashed windows or beer stained carpet?
Most people tend to automatically think of bar stools belonging only in bars, pubs, cafes or bistro environments. However, it is a popular misconception that bar stools should be used solely in places like these.
Of course this is not the case. Breakfast bars are now quite commonplace in the home and bar stools will often be required for this type of table in order to provide seating of an adequate height to sit comfortably.
Bar stools help to create a relaxed and informal atmosphere. Kids also love sitting high up at the table although be mindful of the fact that very young children have a long way to fall (as do elderly or drunken adults! )
It is also becoming increasingly popular for businesses to include bar stools as part of their general office furniture layout. Try enhancing a spare area of your office with an informal arrangement of bar stools and see how it improves lifeless areas. Bar stools allow people to relax and communicate at a comfortable level, even if some prefer to stand or if a bar stool is simply unavailable.
Many people now utilise modern and stylish cafe or bistro chairs as part of their kitchen and dining areas. This is partly due to the huge range of different styles, colours and finishes.
And also in part because bistro chairs are often designed as folding chairs or stackable chairs and this is great if you have limited space or simply want to quickly and easily stack away your furniture.
Just like bistro chairs, some modern bistro tables and cafe tables can also be folded or stacked. This of course is hugely advantageous when it comes to cleaning or when you need to clear an area for another purpose.
Bistro tables have also become very popular as home furnishings because they are generally easy to clean, scratch resistant and heat resistant.
Also there are an enormous variety of sizes, heights, colours and finishes. This makes it easy to find a table that complements your existing furniture.
Additionally, some bistro and cafe tables are weatherproof and can be used outside.
Again, try creating an informal arrangement of bistro tables and chairs in your office canteen or staff room. This will inevitably be pleasing on the eye and help your employees relax – thus in theory making them more productive when they return to their office desks – OK…wishful thinking perhaps!!