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Backyard bars are on the rise. Create your own with these 5 easy steps.

Backyard bars are on the rise. Create your own with these 5 easy steps.

 

Imagine enjoying:

👉 Footy Finals 

👉 Cocktail Competitions, and

👉 The best mojito you’ll ever try

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.

A quick & easy solution is a Garden Room. Made-to-order in a few weeks. Delivered & built for you in one day. 

Here’s a few designs to choose from 

 

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  (position this opposite the serving window, for cross-ventilation).
 
 
A Garden Room is the first step to your Backyard Bar. Made-to-order in a few weeks. Delivered & built for you in one day. 

A Garden Room is the first step to your Backyard Bar. Made-to-order in a few weeks. Delivered & built for you in one day. 

 
 

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.
 
TIP: ServiceSeeking.com.au is a great place to find qualified local tradies in your area
 
 
 
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A bench is a must for your backyard bar. Source: Pinterest.

 
 
 
 

3. Add bar stools/seating

Once your bench is in, hunt down some stylish stools to sit at your bar window.

TIP: Temple & Webster and Freedom have some great outdoor furniture options. 

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.

 Make a statement with brightly coloured bar stools

Make a statement with brightly coloured bar stools. Image via homestolove.com.au

 

4. Fit out the inside of your bar

Start with what style you’re going for inside your bar.

Are you going for a basic serving area with storage cupboards, a fridge and a sink?

Or a sleek cocktail lounge, where you might want to include comfortable seating, elegant lights, a metallic bar cart and plush cushions?

TIP: Create a Backyard Bar Pinboard. This will help you bring your ideas together and stick to your colour scheme. You can also add products to your board as you find them, for example bar stools, a bar cart, paint colours etc. #yeswelovepinterest #addicted 

 

Bright, White & Stylish | Inspiration for an elegant Backyard Bar

Bright, White & Stylish | Inspiration for an elegant Backyard Bar

 

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.

This garden room was painted in similar colours to the house, making it look like a natural extension of the home.

This garden room was painted in similar colours to the house, making it look like a natural extension of the home. | Melwood Garden Room in North Sydney

TIP: This handy Dulux calculator helps you work out how much paint you’ll need

Add an ice bucket  for keeping drinks cool, and string up some lights to make evenings with friends just a little more magical.

 

Add a little magic to your backyard bar with string lights. Image via Pinterest.

Add a little magic to your backyard bar with string lights. Image via Pinterest.

 

Once your Backyard Bar is complete, just invite your 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. 

 Click here for address and opening hours.

 

 

Now for the all-important question: 

(You already know we’re #teammojito ;))

 

 

 

 

 

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