The Coolest, Cheapest Stools You'll Find

We're shopping for bar stools and want something simple, contemporary, and industrial-looking. Sounds like it could get expensive, right? But that's not an option because we also need something to fit into a very tight budget. You know what was the best option we found?

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Drafting stools. The plain and simple sort with a masonite seat like you find in high school science lab, art school and architecture studios.

Here's one set, from Lab Furniture & Equipment, that's going for only $129 for four of them. (That's only a little more than $30 each!)

Not quite convinced? Check out the inspirational photos we collected together up top. While these feature drafting stools that are a little more special than our proposed buy, we still think our basic ones would capture the look and feel. What say you?

Images: Martha Stewart Living, Hollister Hovey, Canadian House & Home, Lab Furniture and Equipment

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Regina is an architect who lives with her husband and children in Lawrence, KS. As a LEED Accredited Professional and longtime contributor to Apartment Therapy and The Kitchn, her focus is on healthy, sustainable living through design.

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