We know, you're probably saying to yourself "what's the difference?" The answer is about 6 inches. A counter stool generally has a 24" to 26" seat height, while a bar stool's seat height is usually 28" to 30". This becomes significant when you are choosing seating for an extended kitchen island or breakfast bar. Comfort and range of movement are the key notes. Tell us your measurements and we'll help you find the right fit.