Perching Stools

Perching stools enable the user to 'semi-sit', reducing the strain from either standing for long periods or from getting up and down from a full seating positions. A perching stool for kitchen worktops or the bathroom sink may be an important piece of equipment for those who need support as they stand up. Essential Aids has perching stools for disabled people or others whose condition makes standing for sustained periods difficult. You can use a lightweight perching stool in the shower, provided it is one which has non-corrosive parts. The technique with perching stools is to perch your bottom on the front edge of the seat, while keeping your feet on the ground.

Perching stools enable the user to 'semi-sit', reducing the strain from either standing for long periods or from getting up and down from a full seating positions. A perching stool for kitchen

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  1. SPECIAL OFFER 4-in-1 Perching Stool

    4-in-1 Perching Stool

    Extremely versatile, can be used as 4 different types of stool.
     WAS £110.41 
    Today's Price
    £98.00
     with VAT Relief
  2. SPECIAL OFFER Malvern Vinyl Seat Perching Stool - Adjustable Height Stool

    Malvern Vinyl Seat Perching Stool - Adjustable Height Stool

    A height adjustable stool for use around the house or in the shower.
     WAS £43.21 
    Today's Price
    £35.40
     with VAT Relief
  3. VAT Relief Malvern Vinyl Seat Perching Stool - Adjustable Height With Armrests

    Malvern Vinyl Seat Perching Stool - Adjustable Height With Armrests

    A dual use stool with adjustable height and lateral supports.
    £95.40
     with VAT Relief
  4. VAT Relief Malvern Vinyl Seat Perching Stool - Adjustable Height with Padded Armrests and Padded Backrest

    Malvern Vinyl Seat Perching Stool - Adjustable Height with Padded Armrests and Padded Backrest

    A comfortable height adjustable chair that can also be used in the shower.
    £118.00
     with VAT Relief
  5. SPECIAL OFFER Malvern Vinyl Seat Perching Stool - Adjustable Height with Armrests and Padded Backrest

    Malvern Vinyl Seat Perching Stool - Adjustable Height with Armrests and Padded Backrest

    Height adjustable stool suitable for use in the shower.
     WAS £54.02 
    Today's Price
    £53.90
     with VAT Relief
  6. Available Offers Extra Wide Polyurethane Moulded Stool

    Extra Wide Polyurethane Moulded Stool

    This stool has a weight limit of 254kg (40 stone) and is available with a flat seat or with a sloped 'perching' seat.
    Options from
    £124.00
     with VAT Relief
  7. Available Offers Sherwood Plus Bariatric Shower/Perching Stools

    Sherwood Plus Bariatric Shower/Perching Stools

    A range of perching and shower stools designed for larger and heavier users.
    Options from
    £139.17
     with VAT Relief
  8. Available Offers Prima Aluminium Shower/Perching Stools

    Prima Aluminium Shower/Perching Stools

    A lightweight and strong range of shower stools and chairs to enable seated bathing.
    Options from
    £55.40
     with VAT Relief
  9. Available Offers Adjustable Height Perching Stool/Chair

    Adjustable Height Perching Stool/Chair

    Excellent perching stool, available in a range of styles, with or without armrests and backs.
    Options from
    £53.40
     with VAT Relief
  10. VAT Relief Extra Wide Perching Stool

    Extra Wide Perching Stool

    This reinforced stool has a large tilted seat which is suitable for individuals weighing up to 44 stone.
    £167.80
     with VAT Relief
  11. Available Offers PU Moulded Perching Stool

    PU Moulded Perching Stool

    A handy stool that can be used in the kitchen or as a shower chair.
    Options from
    £49.90
     with VAT Relief
  12. Available Offers PU Extra Low Moulded Perching Stool

    PU Extra Low Moulded Perching Stool

    A steel framed stool that can be used as a shower chair or in the kitchen.
    Options from
    £134.19
     with VAT Relief
  13. VAT Relief Malvern Extra Low Vinyl Perching Stool

    Malvern Extra Low Vinyl Perching Stool

    A versatile, height adjustable chair that can be used in the shower.
    Options from
    £71.40
     with VAT Relief
  14. VAT Relief Compact Easy Modular Perch Stool

    Compact Easy Modular Perch Stool

    Quality perching stool ideal for the shower or 'semi-standing' at a sink or worktop.
    Options from
    £58.40
     with VAT Relief
  15. Perching Stool PU

    Perching Stool PU

    A range of perching stools that can be supplied with arm and backrests.
    Options from
    £53.40
     inc VAT
  16. Available Offers PU Bariatric Perching / Kitchen Stool

    PU Bariatric Perching / Kitchen Stool

    A perching stool designed for larger and heavier users.
    Options from
    £51.99
     with VAT Relief
  17. SPECIAL OFFER Ironing / Perching Stool

    Ironing / Perching Stool

    A useful perching stool that can be used to make household tasks easier.
     WAS £102.77 
    Today's Price
    £82.90
     with VAT Relief
  18. VAT Relief Perching Stool in White

    Perching Stool in White

    A range of versatile perching stools that can be used throughout the house.

    Options from
    £35.40
     with VAT Relief
  19. SPECIAL OFFER Sherwood Adjustable Perching Chair with Backrest

    Sherwood Adjustable Perching Chair with Backrest

    Folding perching chair suitable for use in a shower or kitchen.
     WAS £103.21 
    Today's Price
    £70.90
     with VAT Relief
  20. SPECIAL OFFER Torbay Bariatric Padded Perching Stool with Armrests

    Torbay Bariatric Padded Perching Stool with Armrests

    This adjustable perching stool is designed to support heavier users.
     WAS £159.81 
    Today's Price
    £123.00
     with VAT Relief
  21. SPECIAL OFFER Prima Modular Perching Stool - with Arms and Back

    Prima Modular Perching Stool - with Arms and Back

    A practical and height-adjustable stool, perfect for use in the shower.
     WAS £80.34 
    Today's Price
    £55.40
     with VAT Relief
  22. SPECIAL OFFER Malvern Vinyl Seat Perching Stool - Adjustable  Height with Armrests and Backrest

    Malvern Vinyl Seat Perching Stool - Adjustable Height with Armrests and Backrest

    This perching stool can be used throughout the house for a range of purposes.
     WAS £56.32 
    Today's Price
    £50.40
     with VAT Relief
  23. Available Offers Sherwood Perching Stools

    Sherwood Perching Stools

    A range of perching stools that can be supplied with arm and backrests.
    Options from
    £33.90
     with VAT Relief
  24. VAT Relief Extra Low Perching Stools

    Extra Low Perching Stools

    These perching stools are made for the shorter user and are great in the kitchen, bathroom or shower.
    Options from
    £129.99
     with VAT Relief
  25. VAT Relief Belmont Adjustable Shower Stool

    Belmont Adjustable Shower Stool

    Features large non-marking rubber feet to provide stability and prevent slipping.
    Options from
    £50.99
     with VAT Relief
  26. VAT Relief Lightweight Perching Stool

    Lightweight Perching Stool

    An extremely lightweight perching stool for use in the shower, constructed from aluminium.
    £49.99
     with VAT Relief
  27. Available Offers Perching Stool in Brown

    Perching Stool in Brown

    A range of versatile perching stools that can be used throughout the house.

    Options from
    £35.40
     with VAT Relief
  28. VAT Relief Bariatric Perching Kitchen Stool

    Bariatric Perching Kitchen Stool

    A perching stool designed specifically for bariatric users.
    Options from
    £41.99
     with VAT Relief
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Frequently Asked Questions
What is a kitchen perching stool?

A perching stool allows someone to 'semi sit' on its leading edge, offering support to the user without taking all their body weight, while keeping their feet flat on the floor.

Perching stools are usually significantly higher than regular kitchen chairs and have a tilted seat.

How are perching stools for the kitchen different from ordinary high stools?

Perching stools have sitting surfaces which gently slope from front to back.

They are not designed to be sat on in a conventional way, but rather offer support to someone who is nearly standing up.

The user 'perches' on the low edge of the sloping seat.

Who might use a perching stool in the kitchen?

Standing for food preparation at kitchen worktops may become difficult for people with reduced mobility.

This may be because they lack the strength, coordination or balance to stand for sustained periods of time.

A perching stool may provide just enough support to enable someone in this situation to undertake food preparation at the worktop.

It may also be useful for tasks at the kitchen sink.

Are kitchen perching stools height adjustable?

Yes, most stools of this kind are easily adjustable via pin clips in each of the legs.

This allows them to be extended or retracted as desired, which in turn determines the stool's height.

How tall are kitchen perching stools?

The seats of perching stools are almost all adjustable in height, ranging from around 50cm to 70cm.

Are kitchen perching stools available with backrests and armrests?

Yes, many stools of this nature are available with back supports and armrests.

Some are modular in design, meaning these components can be added or removed as required.

Are there kitchen perching stools for heavier individuals?

Extra-strong 'bariatric' stools are available, some with a weight tolerance of up to 44 stone.

These tools are ideal for very obese individuals, who may have difficulty standing at the sink or kitchen worktops.

These stools are made of strong steel, meaning they are heavier than standard perching stools.

Do perching stools slip on tiled kitchen floors?

Rubber or soft plastic caps, or feet, are fitted to the end of each leg. These components are called 'ferrules'.

Ferrules reduce the chance of stools slipping on hard surface flooring.

As perching stools are also used at the bathroom sink, where floors are often wet, this is an important feature.

Some stools feature ferrules with angled bases, meaning they contact the floor at an optimum angle to maximise contact and friction.

Do perching stools fold down when not in use?

Most perching stools do not collapse for easy storage but there are one or two models which have this feature.

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