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Which is Nicer? Cushioned or Angled?
mrse28
December 17, 2012 in Design Dilemma
Need to replace our bar stools with counter stools in our kitchen. The existing ba stools are too high since we transferred apartments. Which is nicer and safer?

some things to consider:

*This will stand on carpeted floor.

* The angled legs ones is cheaper by $20 each (Total savings of $60 for all 3 stools if I choose the angled ones)

* the cushioned one is comfortable but not sure if the legs (being that it'a not angled) is safe to stand on carpet.

*I could always DIY an upholstered pad for the seat of the angled stool.

* I could change the plain black pad of the padded seat to any color of my liking

1st photo - my kitchen (please disregard the mess)
2nd photo and 3rd photo - cushioned stool and angled stool
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orangecamera
I like the look of the ones with the angled legs better, and because they're round I think it makes it easier to turn around to get on and off them. You can use the $60 savings to make cushions (tie in with that beautiful green color in your kitchen, possibly)
December 17, 2012 at 3:30PM     
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carolannr
Ditto fpr the angled legs.
December 17, 2012 at 3:35PM   
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houssaon
It doesn't seem that the ledge comes out very far. Does it? I wonder if there is a way to build around it and add a higher eating bar. Add a pony wall where the counter floats into it and the wall provides another higher ledge in wood to eat at:
December 17, 2012 at 3:52PM   
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mrse28
@houssaon: you mean the ledge of the counter? ledge comes out 6-7 inches =) it's a rental so can't really do what you are suggesting =)
December 17, 2012 at 3:54PM   
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houssaon
OK. Too bad, the stools you have are so much nicer. How about a tall bistro table?
December 17, 2012 at 3:58PM   
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mrse28
@houssaon: they're from ikea and fell off them so many times already. they're not stable on carpet. no space for more furniture. Just need new counter stools.
December 17, 2012 at 4:00PM   
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houssaon
Sorry to hear that. They look good in pictures. Good luck!
December 17, 2012 at 4:01PM   
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decoenthusiaste
Buy the best you can afford in hopes you won't have to replace again later.
December 17, 2012 at 4:04PM     
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pjtime
Since you're in a rental, I'd go cheap so you can change out again if you need to. I like the angled ones better.
December 17, 2012 at 4:13PM     
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orangecamera
Do you have a table to eat at? Maybe you don't need stools at the counter at all, since it's so narrow.
December 17, 2012 at 4:34PM   
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mrse28
@orangecamera: yes we have a dining area. but we like having breakfast there =) works for us somehow. I may be wrong with the 5-6" estimate but it's enough space where in a laptop or big square dinner plate can fit =)
December 17, 2012 at 4:36PM   
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nasmijati
I would get the stools with the most stability. The angled legs ones look better for stability.
December 17, 2012 at 4:37PM     
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mrse28
Here's a photo
December 17, 2012 at 4:38PM   
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red_neck_gurl
Do you need three stools because the counter is shallow. Two at the deepest part of the curve might be enough. I vote the round stools with angled legs. You may like a bench too.
December 19, 2012 at 9:42PM     
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mrse28
Thanks everyone! Decided to get the angled stools. Here's how it looks like...
*please excuse the messy kitchen :p
December 20, 2012 at 7:26PM   
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pjtime
They look nice to me!
December 22, 2012 at 12:34PM     
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