We have a new "Don't" from Phoebe. Here is her advice:
I often advise my clients that barstools are not a good place to skimp or cut a budget. This is one item that I really believe you get what you pay for. Buy the best quality you can afford. Options to consider are seat height, back height, whether or not you want arms or swivels. If fabric is needed, choose a sturdy outdoor fabric or a leather for durability. This is definitely also a spot for practicality.