All About Bar Stools & Counter Height Furniture

Two guys drinking coffee sitting on the windowsill with their feet propped on bar stools

If you’re in the market for bar stools, or counter-height tables and chairs, this informative guide was written with you in mind! The furniture experts at Gardner White have your back with all the information that you could need. Read on to learn more:

What is Counter-Height Furniture?

Counter height furniture, also called pub-height furniture, refers to furniture pieces that are designed to be used at a standard counter height. Counters in kitchens, dining areas, or other spaces are typically around 36 inches high, and counter-height furniture is designed to match this height. This type of furniture is often chosen for casual dining or socializing areas, creating a more relaxed and comfortable atmosphere compared to traditional dining table setups.

A medium gray and dark brown wooden dining set that is pub height, one table with six chairs

What Are Bar Stools?

Two cushioned wood bar stools with a reclaimed wooden bar for the home

A bar stool is a type of tall seating furniture designed for use at bars, kitchen islands, high tables, or other elevated surfaces. Bar stools are higher than traditional chairs to accommodate the elevated height of these surfaces. They come in various styles, materials, and designs to suit different interior aesthetics and functional needs.

What Height Are the Bar Stools?

Most bar stools range between 24″ and 30″ tall, depending on their construction and purpose. For instance, if the stool or chairs are part of a group that matches with a table, then the table determines their height. On the other hand, the standard measurement for a stand-alone bar stool is between 24″ – 26″.


Set a budget before you start shopping. Pub height furniture can vary widely in price, so having a budget in mind will help you narrow down your options and find choices that fit within your price range.

Keep in mind that many furniture retailers offer some financing for furniture as well. Know what you can afford as a monthly payment when you do purchase new furniture. As a matter of fact, Gardner White has some of the most competitive financing terms among all other retailers.

Can I Get a Dining Set That’s Counter Height?

Yes! There are many options available in counter-height dining sets. As you can see in the image below, these taller table and chair sets are ideal if you’re looking for that type of dining room furniture.

Solid wood counter height dining set in dark brown with four matching chairs

Need More Help?

You can contact one of Gardner White’s experts at (248) 481-2208, chat with one online, or visit one of our local Michigan stores.

Dave has been in the furniture industry in one capacity or another for the last decade. When not writing about furniture he enjoys cooking for his family, guitar playing, oil painting, the Detroit Tigers, and the comedic antics of English Bulldogs.