A step stool is very important for young children. It is a helpful piece of furniture for adults too and the quickest way to reach the top shelves in the kitchen, pantry or closet.
Step stools are offered in a wide variety of styles and designs and you can opt for a simple wooden stool, personalized models, or make it a DIY project for the weekend.
Step stool ideas for toddlers and kids
The step stool is a necessity for every child. It allows kids to have access to places that are unreachable to them – the sink in the bathroom, the kitchen counter or the toy shelves. When you choose a kids’ stool the first and obviously, most important thing you need to consider is safety so that you prevent the possibility of injuries or accidental falling. Stability is just as important as the material of the stool. It should be light enough so that the child can move it and at the same time strong enough to support its weight. There are many options that you can choose from – built in vanity stools which kids can pull out, wooden stools with one or two steps or plastic stools which are very light in weight. If you need a step stool for the kids’ room, try to find one which can be a part of the decoration and a toy at the same time. A small stool can be a tea table for the dolls or a garage for all the cars.
Step stool ideas for adults
There is a big difference between a ladder and a step stool. Everyone of us has experienced the need to step on something in order to reach high shelves or higher cabinets in the bedroom or in the kitchen. Sometimes it is it too risky to step on a chair and very seldom we keep a ladder in the kitchen or in the closet. Having a step stool is a wonderful solution because there is no need to carry around a heavy dining chair. Contemporary designs offer folding stools made of wood, or wood and metal and they are absolutely functional. When you do not use them they can be neatly stored behind a door or in a cabinet.
Make the decoration of the stool a craft project for the kids
A free and safe access to upper shelves
Step stools for toddlers are very useful in the bathroom
Colorful and playful stools for the kids
Stools can provide a storage space for toys
A pull out vanity step
A DIY Step stool with storage space idea