If you have a large backyard, you can make the best of it by designing an outdoor bar where you can enjoy a delicious beverage on a hot summer day. Nevertheless, an outdoor bar can increase the utility of your backyard and it’s a great way of creating a relaxation area where you can entertain your friends or throw a little party. From interesting DIY projects to practical ways of combining nature and fun, the following design tips will help you create the perfect backyard bar.
Opt for natural materials
Given that this will be an outdoor bar, we advise you to use natural materials that will blend into the décor so the overall aspect will be a neat one. Opt for wood, stone, or reed that will match the plants and trees in your backyard. If you want t more luxurious aspect, choose rough iron as decoration and opt for hardwood decorated with glass or tiles.
Recycle and reuse
An outdoor bar offers you endless possibilities when it comes to DIY projects using old items you have at home. You can achieve gorgeous bars using old wooden pallets or an old cabinet you were planning to throw away. A great idea is to use the frame from and old gas grill that are you are no longer using. Take out the cooking grates and the burners, give the grill a new layer of paint and it will become a great bar for your backyard.
Bar on wheels
For the ultimate functionality, put some caster wheels on your outdoor bar so you will be able to move it around at a party. Opt for a compact version that you can push along the yard so all your guest will get to taste your delicious cocktail recipes. This idea is great if you have a sunny backyard and you want to look for shade during the day so your beverages won’t get warm.
Equip the bar
Any bar must include some essentials that really make it functional, besides the bottles of drinks that will help you prepare various cocktails. You must have an ice maker within reach so everything will be kept cool and you can also opt for a compact coffee maker that will prepare delicious coffee specialties. A juice extractor will also come in handy when preparing delicious smoothies and cocktail recipes.