If you’re looking to invest in new furniture for your café then it makes sense to buy items which can be used in several different ways, that way you get more value for your buck. Low stools are one item which are often underused in cafes and yet which are extremely versatile. Let’s look at a few different ideas on how you could utilise low stools in your venue.
- To add colour – If you have a neutral palette then often it’s crying out for an accent colour to bring it all to life. Our small stools come in a wide variety of styles and a rainbow of gorgeous colours. They’re perfect for popping into a dark corner to lighten it up or for contrasting with other items of furniture. Since they’re functional too, you are in effect getting the best of both worlds.
- Keep it casual – Communal dining is all the rage right now, but it can be tricky placing chairs around these large tables since they take up a lot of room and your customers may find themselves rubbing elbows with the person next to them. Small stools are a far better idea and since they lack arms, you can seat more people around the table. Furthermore, stools lend a more casual feel to the atmosphere, which is really the whole point of communal seating
- Ideal for your busiest times – Not only do most cafes require different types of furniture, but often those furniture choices depend on the time of the day. Low stools are perfect for your busiest times of the day and can be brought out whenever they’re needed, such as the midday rush. Because they’re small and portable, it’s easy to slot them in small spaces to seat another person, and because most of them stack, it’s easy to store them away at quieter times of the day. You can use your small stools as an extra setting, should another person join a table of 4, for instance, or if you’ve got a queue forming, it doesn’t take long to set up an extra table and place some stools around it, to reduce the size of the queue and stop people leaving to go elsewhere.
- Quick turnaround – If the whole point of your café is to turn tables around as quickly as possible, then stools placed around bistro tables are the best way to show this is the intention, without leaving a verbal notice. You can also leave a few small stools in an area where people are waiting for their take-out order to be processed.
Hopefully you’ve found these tips for using your low bar stools handy. At Cafe Chairs Melbourne we stock a wide range of stools of all shapes and sizes, so why not put your feet up and browse our online store, or if you prefer, drop by one of our showrooms to take a closer look for yourself.