Summary: An outdoor bar can make turn any patio into the perfect place to host dinner gatherings. Choose your style or theme wisely and match the furniture to tie everything together.
Now is the best time to get your backyard ready to host springtime parties. Start by focusing on your patio, where your friends and family can enjoy a nice meal. Consider an outdoor bar for the extra wow factor. It can act as an actual bar where you serve the evening’s drinks, or you can add some bar stools and eat there.
Choose a Bar Top Style
Picking a bar top style can be tricky. You have to decide whether you want it to elegant or simple. Tile over the top might be more durable, but marble will add an extra shine and luxurious look. You may choose to get a wooden or stone finish to make it feel and more natural since you will be outdoors. Mixing the materials is common – wooden sides and tile top, for example.
Match Your Furniture
No matter what you choose, make sure you can find furniture to complement it. Leather is not the best choice for outdoor seating. Neither is canvas, unless you plan on constantly cleaning it or getting covers. Outdoor wicker furniture is a great option for your patio. It is durable, easy to clean, and looks great when paired a lush garden. If you happen to choose your furniture before your bar top, or already have furniture outside, you can easily find a bar top style to complete the look.
Use Only the Best Quality
When working with outdoor renovations, you want to get the best of the best, so the furniture holds up through the weather. Look for quality contractors to build your bar, and wonderful furniture retailers like Pier 1 Imports or Wicker Paradise. Your patio will be ready in no time.