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M&C Paterson

@deborah ease

For eating, I agree with you. My son seemingly doesn't - he goes straight to a bar stool for eating his breakfast.

However stools at an island are wonderfully sociable - my wife's delight is that she can prepare food with others around and be part of a social gathering. Also a stool lets you sit down while working in the kitchen - you don't need to stand all the time

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deborah eade

M&C Paterson. My small kitchen doesn't have space for an island - so there is no bar for stools!

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M&C Paterson

Hello Deborah. The point I was making was thta, if you've got space, bar stools and a counter can provide a sociable contribution (and an ergonomic contribution) in a kitchen even if there is a seat at a nearby table. It doesn't need to be on an island.

   

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