Shake Up Your Space with Outdoor Bar Designs
When you’re enjoying some relaxing time outside, one thing that you need, yes NEED, is a cool, refreshing drink. It’s a simple fact. For anyone with a custom deck building project in the works, now is the perfect time to incorporate outdoor bar designs that seamlessly work into the space so that you have sufficient room for the bar of your dreams. But even if you’re working with a completed deck or outdoor patio, there are still many outdoor bar design ideas that you can customize to fit your space, your needs and your style.
Basic Bar Essentials to Remember
First, think about the size you’d like for your bar. Is it simply for keeping a few cans or bottles chilled for those afternoons by the pool, or do you want it truly tricked out? Depending on your design, you can make your bar as modest as a cooler with some additional storage for extra drinks to a fully realized bar complete with appliances and a prep area.
Naturally, all outdoor bar designs depend largely on budget. How much you have to invest will mean the difference between your ability to add various features that increase the expense or sticking to something that’s far simpler. You can, of course, achieve an awesome bar without having to hire-out for help. Just be imaginative and prepare to get hands-on with some simple DIY ideas.
- If you’re short on space, build a Murphy-style bar that can fold up into itself when it’s not in use. The inside space will allow for storage of various things like bottles, barware and a few tools that help your drink preparation.
- If you’re crafty, anchor a table into a large ice pail base. The area underneath is a great way to utilize a space that would otherwise be unusable, giving you a great combo of surface serving area and icy drink storage.
- Create an L-shaped bar using reclaimed pallets from a garden supply store. They’re inexpensive and easy to find, and they’ll help minimize the actual amount of building you’ll have to do. Run each pallet vertical to the walls and anchor them together, then build a bar top with enough of an overhang to allow people to pull up a stool and take a seat.
- If you don’t have room for much in terms of deck space to allocate to a fixed bar, think about buying a stylish bar cart so that you can store all of your bar essentials and keep them portable.
- Repurpose a wooden cabinet and weatherproof it by sealing it with a coat of wood sealant. You’ll have drawer space and shelving for your bar-time basics.
- Custom Craft Bar
If your budget allows, however, think about hiring a professional like the team of outdoor design experts at Executive Landscaping, Inc. to install a full outdoor bar area that flows with the rest of your decking. Much like an outdoor kitchen, having a great outdoor bar design will make entertaining all the more enjoyable and keep you from having to trek in and out of the house. Customize it to your needs by adding features like an icemaker, a small prep sink, a mini-fridge/freezer and plenty of storage space for your tools, accessories, and supplies.
At Executive Landscaping, Inc., we have years of experience in helping homeowners across the Gulf Coast with their outdoor bar designs and making their dreams a reality. We want every property owner to enjoy every moment they spend outdoors to the fullest, and we can mix up a masterpiece that’ll keep your time outside in high spirits.
Give the team of outdoor experts at Executive Landscaping, Inc. a call to learn more about how we can help you find the perfect outdoor bar design today!