Shorter bar stools, like the 24 inch style, are often a good all-around choice. There are many uses for stools of this height, beyond typical commercial use. Their short stature makes them ideal for kids to use in their rooms to do homework or draw, for example. They can be used in the kitchen as a convenient place to sit as you do time-consuming food preparation. A 24 inch bar stool can even come in handy for various tasks in your garage or basement workshop.
Kids sometimes find it awkward and even painful to use adult-size stools or chairs while doing homework, using their computers, or just drawing and playing. Seating of any kind is usually designed with particular uses and body sizes in mind. Forcing a child to adapt to a taller stool is just a bad idea. The 24 inch stool can be a good fit for kids age 8-11.
Artists are another group of people that find it difficult to get seating that puts them in a comfortable position to do their work. Sculptors and painters must often reach lower points than most bar stools will accommodate. Having a seat as low as 24 inches is a good choice for this kind of work, and a swivel stool makes things even more convenient.
For those who like to spend an evening or weekend day in their garage or basement shop tinkering, a shorter bar stool is, again, a good solution. Many of the machines and tools being used in these settings require a sitting position that standard stools just can't provide. The 24 inch bar stool is ideal for those lower positions, while investing in a higher-than-standard stool is also a good idea for the jobs requiring a taller position.
The kitchen is yet another place where a shorter bar stool can be quite handy. A 24 inch stool allows for a seated position that keeps your feet on the ground, ready to stand and fetch things or to move around more easily while preparing a meal.