Backyard bars are on the rise. Here’s how to create your own!
👉 Footy Finals
👉 Cocktail Competitions, and
Right in your own backyard!
No curfews, no driving, no worries.
Family and friends will be begging to join you (just try to stop them!).
Here’s how to create a backyard bar in 5 easy steps.
1. First things first: Create Space
First up, you’ll need a space to house your bar supplies & serve drinks from.
You’ll want to make sure it’s lockable and secure; so it can be used year-round.
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We recommend including some or all of these features:
- A side entry door
- Deck/Verandah for shade + seating
- Large sliding window for serving
- Small sliding window (opposite the serving window, for cross-ventilation).
2. Add a bench
Simply attach a plank of wood with some brackets underneath your sliding window, and you’ve got a serving bench for all those special cocktails you surprise your friends with.
You’ll want to stain the wood to make it weather & wine proof, and make sure your bench will be sturdy enough to take the weight of people leaning on it.
You could tackle this yourself as a DIY Project, or enlist the help of a local carpenter.
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3. Add bar stools/seating
Once your bench is in, hunt down some stylish stools to sit at your bar window.
Make sure you check measurements before purchasing, as you want the stools to suit the height of your bench.
For something a little comfier, add some outdoor lounges & cushions.
4. Fit out the inside of your bar
Start by deciding what style you’re going for inside your bar.
Will it be a basic serving area with storage cupboards, a fridge and a sink?
Or a sleek cocktail lounge,with comfortable seating, elegant lights, a metallic bar cart and plush cushions?
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5. Finishing Touches
Once your Bar is fitted out inside and out, its time to add the finishing touches.
A few coats of paint are essential. We recommend using a similar colour scheme to your house for a sleek, coordinated look.
Add an ice bucket for keeping drinks cool, and string up some lights to make evenings with friends just a little more magical.
Once your Backyard Bar is complete, just add family and friends and you’ve got all the elements for a good time.
For more Backyard Bar Inspiration check out our Backyard Bar Pinboard.
See one in person:
We’ve got a backyard bar on display at our Drummoyne Display Centre.
It’s great to be able to step inside and imagine what you can create in your own backyard.
Originally published at www.melwoodcedarsheds.com.au on October 9, 2018.