Cloud ResidenceContemporary Kitchen, San Francisco
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Here’s an interesting way to create seating space in a modern kitchen. Note how the white quartz counter is used in lieu of a cabinet gable on the sink side, continues the cabinet for about 12 inches and then juts out to allow clearance for stools. As for countertop overhangs, keep in mind that stone counters need more support than quartz ones. Brackets are a typical solution, but on a small unit they might get in the way. Flat steel bars are an invisible solution, but you should discuss this with your stone manufacturer and cabinet supplier early on.Tip: Be aware of the different chair and stool heights, so you can select the right one for your kitchen. Make sure to test each model by actually sitting in it, as certain designs work better for short- or long-legged individuals than others.A typical chair height is 18 inches for a 30-inch-high dining table. However, that height won’t work for a standard 36-inch high-countertop. Look for 24-inch-high stools for your kitchen island, unless the model has an option to move the seat up or down. Stools for standard 42-inch bar heights are usually 30 inches high and often have a footrest.