Updated September 17, 2020 by Chris Gillespie

The 10 Best Counter Height Chairs

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This wiki has been updated 4 times since it was first published in September of 2020. These chairs are designed to provide a comfortable seating position at kitchen countertops and islands, and allow the average-sized person to have plenty of space between their legs and the counter without having to sit awkwardly low. They are available in a variety of styles and finishes that will coordinate or contrast with your kitchen furniture and existing decor. When users buy our independently chosen editorial recommendations, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.

1. Belleze Wingback

2. Flash Furniture Madrid

3. Maison Mid-back

Editor's Notes

September 16, 2020:

Typically taller than a dining chair and smaller than a bar stool, these counter height chairs have a seat height of 24-29 inches and should allow for about 10 inches of legroom. Measuring the height of the counter will help you choose the most suitable chair, or an adjustable option will give versatility and are great for growing children who may need a higher seat to start. The chairs selected for this ranking come in a variety of materials and styles to suit your home decor and kitchen furniture.

Often these types of chairs have a single leg design that allows them to be adjusted in height and gives them an eye-catching silhouette. The Flash Furniture Madrid stands out due to its all-metal construction and range of finishes, however, it doesn't have a cushioned seat or a backrest and may become uncomfortable. The Halter Modern Airlift and the Maison Mid-back have comfortable cushioning and backrests and the latter is available in a range of upholstery and colors.

Four-legged options usually have a wooden frame, plush upholstery, and are more sturdy. The HomePop Parsons has solid cherry wood legs and a faux leather seat with deep cushions, however, the fabric isn't very hardwearing and scratches easily. The Armen Living Vienna is also made with faux leather upholstery and its legs and seat are made from walnut with nice a graining pattern, giving this chair a high-quality finish. The Belleze Wingback is a fully upholstered option that sports button tufted linen in grey or beige, and sits upon a sturdy rubberwood frame. The Ashley Valebeck mixes industrial with traditional by blending real wood and black metal to create an eye-catching piece of furniture. The Ashley Centiar and the Ashley Kavara incorporate full powder-coated metal frames for strength and stability. The latter of which is rather unique, as it is designed to seat two persons.

Special Honors

Cassoni Furniture and Accessories. For three generations, the Cassoni Family has been dedicated to high-end Italian furniture, lighting, and outdoor designs. They have a large and exclusive selection of Italian products, including a range of unique counter height and bar height stools. cassoni.com

4. Ashley Valebeck

5. Halter Modern Airlift

6. Armen Living Vienna

7. Ashley Kavara

8. Ashley Centiar

9. Powell Company Big and Tall

10. HomePop Parsons


Chris Gillespie
Last updated on September 17, 2020 by Chris Gillespie

Starting his career in the building industry, Chris built and managed a plumbing and heating company in northern England. After 13 years, seeking a more fulfilling lifestyle, he moved to southeast Asia, eventually settling in Vietnam, where he teaches writing and comprehension at a number of international universities. Drawing on his previous experience, and his passion for kitesurfing and windsurfing, Chris is knowledgeable in all things water related both recreationally and within the construction industry.


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