The Best Kitchen Barstools for Every Budget

Choosing barstools can be tricky. HGTV Magazine enlisted Design Star judge Vern Yip to share 10 tips to help you make the right choice.

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Focus on Spacing

Barstools should be farther apart than dining chairs. Aim for about 28 inches from the middle of one stool to the middle of the next. (Dining chairs, which require less legroom, need just 24 inches.) Measure the amount of space you have for your stools, then divide by 28 — that's how many you should buy. But if there are protruding brackets under the counter that take up leg space, you may not be able to fit as many stools. Hyacinth barstool, $129, zgallerie.com

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