If you're planning to remodel your kitchen with an emphasis on conserving space, consider a using a rattan bar stool. Rattan stools are fashionable, space-saving seating options. These stools are being increasingly used in contemporary households due to their flexibility-of-use, affordability and durability. However, before buying a rattan bar stool, you should understand its basic features.
Understanding Bar Stool Requirements
Being versatile, bar stools are easy-to-maneuver and can be easily moved around the house. Most bar stools double up as dining seats in urban households. This helps to save on space that would have been occupied by conventional, bigger dining chairs. Due to the various forms in which they are handled, bar stools need to be sturdier than usual household seating surfaces. Most contemporary bar stools don't have a dedicated back (spinal) section. This means that the entire weight of the stool's occupant is laid upon the lower frame. Bar stools are commonly sold with a swivel seat option. This is a major advantage over conventional seats with a fixed frame. However, this also means that the stool's structure should be able to withstand the swiveling action that imposes a lot of stress upon the stool's foot rail.
Rattan Bar Stool Benefits
Rattan stools are often confused as an expensive version of wicker stools. Rattan is essentially an organic material (vine) used for making furniture items. Wicker refers to a weaving technique used to make household furniture items from various types of woods. Rattan stools are more durable and slightly more expensive than wicker furniture. Rattan furniture items are considered ideal for homes wherein the furniture is subjected to daily usage and is used both indoors and outdoors. Some benefits of using rattan bar stools:
Benefit 1 – Durability
Rattan is often described as a timber vine due its well-acknowledged hardiness. Rattan bar stools have a more compact construction process than stools made from lumber pieces. Often compared with bamboo, the rattan cane is much stronger than bamboo, jute or other vine-like furniture ingredients. Rattan stools are made with lesser joints and this makes them sturdier. Unlike bar stools made from hardwoods or bamboo, rattan stools don't need an elaborate finishing process to enhance their durability. This is because they're naturally resistant to water. The grain in rattan cane is ideal for making stools meant for high-traffic kitchens. Rattan's grain is more compactly packed than other types of wood. Rattan's outer surface doesn't wear off due to the action of the swiveling equipment. This makes rattan an ideal choice if you are planning to use swiveling stools in your kitchen.
Benefit 2 – More Decorative Options
Rattan vines can be easily woven and the resulting surface provides a ready surface with natural looking shades. This minimizes the need to use expensive finishing or polishing that's necessary for metallic stools. Different types of rattan vines offer varying degrees of natural shades. This makes it easier to choose a rattan bar stool that complements your kitchen's décor. If you still want to customize the rattan stool, it can be easily painted. Due to its compact grain, fewer paint coatings are needed. A rattan bar stool can be repainted numerous times. The old paint can be easily scraped off without harming the outer surface.