Bar Stools – Best Dining Seat Arrangements for Small Houses And Apartments


If you are strapped for space in your small home or studio apartment – especially in the dining area, do away with the dining chairs and dining tables. Barstools can be the best alternative that will save space and look neat and elegant in your apartment. You can stack them one over the other when not in use – all the more reason you should opt for bar stools. A studio apartment can have open kitchen running into living room without any specific dining room per se or even a designated dining area. Today’s small houses that have only one bedroom and kitchen cum living room also will face the same problem of not having separate dining area. Best idea is to use barstools at the kitchen itself using a counter top as dining table. Using free standing kitchen islands can be a good idea. But you must take care to get a slim and compact kitchen island that can do multiple duties as kitchen-work space, dining area, storage space and even your own and kids’ home work space when needed. If you get a slightly taller island – as tall as a bar-counter-height kitchen island, it will be perfect.

Contemporary bar stools come in quaint shapes and vibrant colours. When you go for good quality bar stools, they come with all kinds of guarantees. Metal, wood, polycarbonate stools, and wood-metal combo – all look great and are very utilitarian. They can be used at a bar table as well as kitchen counter tops. Light weight and stackable, they can be stored when not needed. Here are some beautiful looking barstools from Casamania. They look light, sleek with classic and clean-cut designs. Very comfortable looking, but they are not space hogging. With footrests and back supports, some look so elegant and stylish, will add ambience to any room in your home. Perfect for a small home!

I am sure you are also keen to get some bar stools like above. These will be convenient to use not only in your kitchen but also if you have an additional kitchen in the backyard or poolside, they can come handy. They blend nicely with any kind of furniture and you will love them once you have them. You can be sure of finding them very useful in your small home or studio apartment!

Sleek Looking Stylish Bar Stool

Simple and Sturdy Stools

Innovative and Attractive Stools

Comfy Seats At Bar Table

Colourful and Cute Looking Bar Stools
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Black And White Bar Stools

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Good Looking Kitchens for Your Gorgeous Log Cabin Homes

Many of us long to have unique and special kind of holiday homes. Some have homes in waterfront, some build a home on beaches, some build homes near woods and forest area and some others build a home in mountainous region. Many of us love the idea of having a log home as our holiday home – a home that is special and looking rustic and beautiful.

A log home is a home built with natural wood logs. Mostly if you do not mind the expense, you can get original logs – big ones in their natural glory – for constructing your home. Logs cut from trees – with minimal trimming but of uniform girth are selected for building all the rooms of the home with ceiling, floors and walls made of only hard-wood logs.

Kitchens in log homes are most probably open type kitchens with living room opening into dining area and with the kitchen as natural extension of the dining section. The kitchen needs to be well ventilated as well with good lighting – both natural and artificial lighting. With the open type kitchen, it is essential to have a chimney above the stove for fumes to escape.

The log homes may not have a too high a ceiling and so it is best to keep the décor simple and functional. Classic lines and clutter-free looks will make the kitchen look more spacious and roomier. With its rustic and woodsy looks due to logs, it is best to have pastel wall décor for the kitchen and glass windows/sky lights to let in more light.

If the kitchen is big and roomy, you can plan for spacious and deep cabinets. Too tall cabinets may dominate the kitchen. As most of the log homes are with open kitchen types, you can enjoy informal kind of eating at the kitchen counters. Even if you happen to have formal dining table-chairs, barstools come handy and are best – with adjustable height.

Log cabins are no longer too basic without amenities like before. Today, a log cabin home and a log cabin kitchen both have continuous power supply and so can have as many electrical gadgets as most of the modern town home kitchens sport.

Here are some images of impressive looking kitchens and dining areas of log cabin homes from Precision Craft with general décor matching the woodsy style of the homes. Which is your favourite?

Sturdy and Stylish Log Cabin Kitchen

Pretty Log Cabin Dining Area

Handcrafted Kitchen in a Log Home

Elegant Looking Kitchen Matching Log Cabin

Chunky Logs Adding a Rustic Grace

Charming Dining Area with Rustic Look

Beautiful Barstools Bring Sparkle And Smartness to Your Home

Once, barstools were found only at bars and pubs. But today barstools are ‘in’ and make a style statement all their own. Every home has at least some bar stools and dining chairs whereas some homes have only barstools both at dining tables and at kitchen counters. You have today a mind boggling array of barstools in all styles, shapes, materials and heights. Emerging out of their intended usage place at the bar, today barstools are unique in being used in a casual as well as formal way. With increasing options in sizes and shapes, out of modish materials like fibreglass and acrylic, with different heights to go with a pub-counter dining table to a bar-room dining table, barstool has evolved into the most favoured and popular choice for seating today.

The very simplicity of a barstool design has favoured greatly the increasing popularity of barstool in commercial and domestic use. The simple four-legged wooden stool now looks artistically designed with custom made armrests, contoured backrests and in so many futuristic and innovative shapes – like tulips, pods, egg shapes and some in a lazy ‘S’ or ‘Z’ shape without the traditional legs. There are in-door and outdoor barstools – made of wood, metal, aluminium, polycarbonate, plastic, acrylic, wicker, wood and metal combination, with fabric seats, resin wicker seats, leather seats and foldable barstools. The swivel type barstools are very popular and very much in demand. Whatever the décor of your home, you can get a stool to match the décor creating such a relaxed and casual ambience.

When you are thinking of purchasing barstools, apart from design, style and colour, you should check out exactly what size will fit your table. A traditional dining table may be paired with a 24 inch height stools. The pub-counter and bar counter may need higher size range like 30 inches to an extra high stool at 34 inches. It depends on where you are going to use it. Here are some great looking barstools from Alfa Barstools. Look at the beautiful barstools with red seats and matching back. Don’t you think it will bring a touch of spring to your home? How cute looking are the barstools in maroon with footrest. All are made of quality material like high-grade stainless steel, aluminium with seats made from leather, microfiber or fabric.

I am sure you are keen to have some of these fabulous looking stools for your own home. Go online and check out the options. Check for high quality and designs that you may like and bring home some to add to your home ambiance!

With Swivel and High Back

Ravishing in Red and Great Looks

Pretty Looking with Footrest and Armrest
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Nice Looking Barstools

Minimal in Style Great in Looks

Good Looking Stools in Steel

Elite Looking in Stainless Steel with Footrest

Elegant Looking in Blue with Back Support

Cool Looking Pair in Stainless Steel

Beautiful Functional Tables – For Your Kitchen Furniture


Today your home hub – that is your kitchen – needs all the extra attention and comfort you can provide in there. For a working woman and busy mother, if there are not sufficient working spaces in the kitchen, it can become a real headache. An extra table at the kitchen is such a handy thing that you will like to have one more table just for ease of use. Many people do not have a proper dining room in their home nowadays. With small houses and studio apartment, an open kitchen that runs into living spaces is the norm and this is where you enjoy your relaxing morning cuppa and your breakfast. You need to keep the area look clutter free and organized so you always need extra storage space and working space.

A smaller table, lightweight table – can be perfect in a small house or studio apartment. Many a time, we may not any space available to use a big table however much we may want it. If you are already having a free standing kitchen island along with the traditional kitchen countertops, you cannot add one extra big table to add to the clutter in the centre of the room. Kitchen tables have been the favourites for young children to do homework etc., and for the housewife to check her mail or look up a tip or two for her kitchen or house maintenance work. Today many of us keep in touch with Face book or tweet to our friends do regularly. Where else we can keep the laptop if not handy at the kitchen table?

You can check for a longish table – somewhat like a console table but slightly bigger than that to be set up against a free wall which can save space. Use a couple of barstools and it can serve even as a breakfast table. A foldable table or an expandable table can be a good option when you have a space crunch and more furniture already. Here are some beautiful looking tables from Andrew Kopp Design. The table designs are quite innovative and elegant. Each one looks distinctly different and unique. Most of the tables look lightweight and sleek – not space hogging or heavy. They look casual, minimalistic, user friendly as well nice, homely and yet chic and with classic lines.

How would you like to have one for your home?

Sleek and Sophisticated Looking Table

Looking Pretty Side By Side

Glass Topped Table

Elegantly Chic Looking Table

Cantilever Type Designed Table

Beautiful-Looking Dark Blue Table

Attractive Looking Mantis Shaped Table