A typical overhang for a comfortable seating area should be around 25-30cm (10-12”), this should leave enough knee room and adequate space between the countertop edge and the person seated. Therefore, as the depth of the overhang increases, so does the comfort and usability of the bar .
A: Counter heights and their stools are typically lower than bar stools, but not that low! The standard counter height is 34-39 inches high , so a counter stool should have a seat height 24-29 inches tall. At 25 inches, it can slip underneath the kitchen counter while leaving a little over 10 inches of legroom.
The NKBA guidelines recommend that each seat be 24 inches wide. But the depth, or knee space, required varies with countertop height . For a 30-inch-high island , knee depth should be 18 inches; for a 36-inch height , it should be 15 inches; and it should be 12 inches for a 42-inch-high island .
Solid Surface countertops can overhang 6 inches without additional support (e.g. plywood decking). 3 cm Quartz (engineered stone) can handle a 14 inch overhangs and 3 cm Granite overhangs should not exceed a 10 inch overhang without additional support.
Overhangs like those found on a wall pass through, and eating bars of more than 6”, but less than 12”, can be supported with wood or metal corbels. They can also be supported by a relatively new product called a COUNTERBalance™ CounterPlate™.
Standard Overhang : Kitchen Island Countertop The standard overhang for kitchen island countertops is 12 inches. However, as with regular countertops, custom kitchen islands may have different overhang measurements.
How Much Space is Behind a Commercial Bar ? There is roughly 3′ of space behind a commercial bar . It’s recommended that the width of this aisle be between 31” and 37”. But if your bar is using barbacks, you should be on the larger end of that range.
Bar height tables are named as such because they are most frequently found in bars and restaurants. They are used to encourage casual conversation as the height of the corresponding bar height stools (30” to 36” high seats) cause those seated to remain very close to eye level with those standing.
A bar – height bar stool is commonly 29-32 inches from the floor to the seat (29 to 32-inch seat height ). Pair bar – height bar stools with 41 to 43-inch table heights . An extra-tall bar stool is commonly 33-36 inches from the floor to the seat (33 to 36-inch seat height ).
For countertops, the established standard is for the top of the countertop to fall about 36 inches above the floor. So widely accepted is this standard is that base cabinet manufacturers build all their cabinets to a height of 34 1/2 inches, assuming an adequate toe kick and countertop thickness will be 1 1/2 inches.
Best Materials for Counter Stools: Vinyl . Vinyl is the most durable of the upholstery fabrics . Leather . Although leather was once a costly upholstery material, lately it has become more affordable for most homeowners. Canvas .
Standard height dining tables, sometimes called regular height dining tables, sit between 28 and 30 inches and should be used with 18 to 23 inch chairs, stools or benches.