Hundreds of Barstools – One Address!
Location(s): Barstool Mania
Much to the delight of many Carrollwood residents, Barstool Mania relocated two years ago from south Tampa to the Marketplace North Shopping Plaza at 14851 N. Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa, FL 33618 on the SE corner of Bearss Avenue and Dale Mabry Highway (a few doors down from Nutrition S’Mart). You will find that charming owners Philomena and George Hamilton (who hail from the UK) and their able assistant Jules will most certainly go out of their way to assist you in selecting or creating the perfect barstools, bars and pub tables that will complement your home décor or satisfy your specific commercial establishment requirements.
Barstool Mania has many different styles displayed throughout the showroom from which to choose and they also have an option for you to customize most stools in your choice of three heights (kitchen counter, bar and spectator heights). You’ll see a bevy of various metallic finishes, assorted wood grains, fabrics, vinyls and leather treatments either on the floor or through a myriad of samples that are prominently displayed. It is wonderful to know that your rugs, wall accents, cushions, drapes and flooring are taken into consideration when you ask for help in visualizing the possibilities! You’ll be asked about your color preferences, the style you’re trying to achieve, along with the functionality requisites you have in mind. You can even bring in your own color swatches, paint colors, tile samples and special furniture finishes that you would like to have assistance in matching. When there are space considerations to deal with, you’ll even be shown matching pieces that coordinate beautifully with their armed counterparts. Perfect!
I was fortunate to be able to witness Philomena in action during our interview, when a former client came in to look around. The gentleman was very happy with the two bar stools that he had purchased a few years back, but he noted that he was changing his living space somewhat. With her soothing Scottish brogue, Philomena quickly qualified exactly what he needed, and helped him to realize that he needn’t replace his existing barstools, but instead, just add to their number with several other matching pieces. He was beaming! Certainly, if you have something very specific in mind, let Barstool Mania design exactly what you need for your situation. In most cases, custom orders can be shipped to the store within three to five weeks, depending on the manufacturer. Interestingly, some of Barstool Mania’s sources can even provide matching barstools and dining sets if you’re trying to create continuity in your living space. Just let them know your needs. I dare say that there are not many companies out there that can actually match your wood (grains and stains) and also provide you the level of customer service that Barstool Mania can!
Need extra wide, husky seating? Perhaps a tilt and swivel feature, nail heads or footplates would better suit your design requirements? You’ll find those kind of extras available on some of their stools as well. Not sure if a piece will fit within your existing décor? Ask how you might take it home overnight should you desire to see how it fits in your own personal setting. Even if you find that you have varying heights to accommodate, Barstool Mania has an option for you – gas-lift (pneumatic) stools! They are readily adjustable to suit your changing height requirements as needed. Whether it be traditional, modern, contemporary or even “beachy” stools you’re searching for, in metal or wood (or both), open backed or backless styles, cushioned or not, I have to say that there’s something for everyone at Barstool Mania.
I was floored by the number of choices in wood backs, fabric backs, backless and armed/armless stools available. The possibilities are endless with a host of different bases in metal or wood. Some stools actually combine both elements for a rich and varied look. Amazing! Just ask to see what options are available for any particular stool type. As far as durability goes, there are stools that have welded legs, many with guarantees from ten years to life, depending on the manufacturer. Philomena explained to me that Barstool Mania deals with more than ten different suppliers throughout the United States and Canada, from both the east and west coasts. Get your creative juices flowing and check out their internet page at < TampaBarstools. com >. You’ll see the specials that they are running during the year and a wide assortment of their showroom highlights. And don’t forget to redeem the discount coupon featured on page 15 of our publication! Style, price and great customer service will be sure to score high points in your book whenever you stop in. If they’re closed, go ahead and scan the QR code on the door that directs you to their website. Then take a virtual tour and see the showroom come to life with its numerous floor models on display. You are apt to spot the perfect pieces in minutes!
From what I understand, designers absolutely love to come in and experiment with all the bases, styles, and coverings available to complete their clients’ specific vision. It can truly be said that this is a one stop shop for your kitchen counter, bar or spectator stool needs, along with bars and tables (and even matching dinette sets). Remember, when you buy their bar stools, they’ll last a long time, unlike those available in big box stores. The beauty of this place is that you can choose your own woods, metals and fabrics and make your own statement. Even if your décor changes, just order some new seat coverings for a whole new look. Some suppliers will even use your own fabric if you’re trying to match existing dining chairs or sofa cushions. Go ahead and give the Hamiltons a visit at Barstool Mania and let them help you to select the perfect stools to suit your style and pocketbook. Prices range from $69- $690 and your options are ever abundant. Hope to see you there soon!
Barstool Mania is located at 14851 N. Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa, FL 33618 on the SE corner of Bearss Avenue and Dale Mabry Highway (a few doors down from Nutrition S’Mart). They are open Mon. - Sat. 9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. For more information please call (813) 350-9975 or visit their website at TampaBarStools.com.