Do you love entertaining? Then a garden bar may be something you want to consider! However, there are plenty of things that you need to consider such as how to keep it safe and protected in adverse weather and how it should be built.
Here is how to build a garden bar that both you and your guests will love and will be used for many years to come.
Before you do any work, think about what you want and how it will look in your garden. If choosing to have it partly indoors, will you need planning permission? If you are planning to have it completely outside with no cover, how will you protect it from adverse weather conditions? These are all things you need to think about!
Speak to your family and see what they would like from a garden bar, consider what you can do and plan accordingly. The last thing you want to do is install a garden bar and be unhappy with it and have to change it further down the line.
Consider A Garden Room
A garden room is a great way to have a garden bar but protect it from the elements. As well as being a bar, it can be a social room for guests with a dedicated bar area and plenty of comfortable seating, designed for perfect interaction between hosts and guests.
Have Plenty of Seating
Whether it is outside in the elements or inside a garden room, your garden bar needs plenty of seating. You want to be sure that anyone that comes round to your bar has somewhere to sit and relax. You could include bar stools to make it the true experience or you could choose something a little comfier such as a sofa.
Have Plenty of Storage
You will want to build your bar with plenty of storage. The last thing you want to be doing is running inside to the kitchen all the time to get things that you need outside. Have plenty of storage for your glasses, straws and tipples and perhaps even consider having an electrical point put in for a mini fridge and/or freezer so you have somewhere to keep your wine cool and perhaps even store some ice.
So many home bars utilise pallets that would otherwise be thrown away into something new. Some build their actual bars from it whereas others utilise it for things such as seating. Either way, if you have some pallets that you are about to take to the dump, why not repurpose them? Give them a new lease of life that they otherwise wouldn’t have!
These are just a few tips to build a garden bar that your family and friends will love. The important thing is that the bar brings you, your family, and your guests plenty of happiness so make sure you build it with you all in mind. Do you have a garden bar? What unique touches have you made to it?