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10 Easy Pieces: Low Step Stools

September 07, 2016 4:00 AM

BY Alexa Hotz

For accessing hard-to-reach kitchen cabinets, a short step stool adds those few more extra inches. Here are our current picks.

Design House Stockholm Mini Step Ladder

Above: Design House Stockholm’s Mini Step Ladder in Oak has two steps and folds up for fitting into tight corners or hanging on the wall; $405 at Finnish Design Shop.

Hasegawa Lucano White Step Stool

Above: From Metaphys and Hasegawa Kogyo Co., the leading ladder and scaffolding manufacturer of Japan, the Lucano White 1-Step Stool has a latch for opening and closing; $105 at ABC Carpet & Home.

Skagerak Dania Step Ladder

Above: Danish design company Skagerak’s Dania Step Ladder, available in oak, black, and teak, is $343 at Amara.

Williams-Sonoma Ultraslim Aluminum Step Stool

Above: Williams-Sonoma’s Ultraslim Aluminum Step Stool, shown in the 2-Step size, is $119.95.

Loll Designs Step Stool

Above: The Single Step Stool from Loll Designs is made of 100 percent recycled plastic milk jugs (Loll Designs has kept over 18 million milk jugs out of landfills with their recycled products). It’s available in white, black, red, brown, green, sand, blue, and gray for $135 at Horne.

IKEA Bekvam Step Stool

Above: Ikea’s Bekväm Step Stool is made of unfinished beech, which makes it easy to paint, for $14.99.

Kartell Upper Step Ladder

Above: The 3-Step Plastic Upper Step Stool by Kartell is $450 at All Modern.

Hailo Holzstepke Step Stool

Above: The Hailo Holzstepke Folding Steps in natural (shown) is available through Hailo; contact the company directly for pricing and more information.

Perigot Rocking Step Stool

Above: From French industrial design brand Perigot, the Rocking Step Stool in steel (also available in powder coated black and white) has three steps that fold in on themselves for compact storage; €230 ($258) at Perigot.

IKEA Molger Step Stool

Above: Ikea’s Molger Step Stool is made of lacquered birch for $29.99.

Swedese Heaven Step Ladder Black

Above: The Swedese Heaven Step Stool is made from black lacquered aluminum and designed by Thomas Bernstrand. It’s an investment step stool, priced at £447.50 ($600) at Nest in the UK.

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