With summertime in full swing, it’s the perfect opportunity to have some good times with friends on the patio. A patio bar is a great way to keep guests happy and will make your patio the place to be on those warm summer nights. Imagine relaxing on a lounge chair and reminiscing with old friends, or listening to some music as you sip on a cold drink watching the sunset. Outdoor bars take the patio experience to the next level. In this blog post, we take a look at the important features of a Patio Bar.
You can’t have a patio bar without a bar, so this is the first and most important step towards the patio bar of your dreams. Depending on the size of your patio and the number of guests to entertain, the size of the bar should match accordingly. They come in many different styles so be sure it matches the design of your patio as well. We offer the Island Breeze Tiki Bar which has a clean modern look for a modern design patio.
Once the bar is ready, you’ll want your guests to stick around and socialize right? Bar chairs tend to be higher to accommodate the height of the bar countertop. This allows people to sit and drink comfortably. Otherwise they might feel like a kid at the grown-ups table, struggling to reach the counter. We carry a variety of bar chairs in several design styles. The Urbana Bar Chair has a sleek and modern design. For a more natural look, the Eden Teak Bar Set is a great choice.
Urbana Bar Chair
If you’re planning on entertaining many guests, bar tables are a great way to spread people around so that space doesn’t feel congested. They also allow groups to break apart from the crowd and have more privacy. They can be used with or without bar chairs, serving as a place to set down drinks and food. We also carry bar tables in various styles to match your design needs. The Riva Werzalit Square Bar Table has a simple and minimalist design and features a woven pedestal and aluminum base.
A patio bistro set provides the benefits of an outdoor dining set but is much less formal and can be used in small spaces. They can be snuggled into a cozy corner or placed around the bar area. The Acapulco Chat Set is a classic of mid-century modern design and features a side table that doubles as a footstool. The Tabernacle Interlocking Wicker Bistro Set has a space-saving design and can be easily stored away by interlocking together.
In order to keep the party going as long as possible, guests will need to be comfortable while hanging out on the patio. Patio heaters are a great way to keep guests warm on those crisp summer nights. They are good enough for heating a small outdoor seating area and can be moved around and placed where needed. The Elumiglow Flame Pyramid Patio Heater is our best seller and has a unique and efficient design that is as stylish as it is functional.
Outdoor Fire Pit
An outdoor fire pit is a great way of enhancing the mood and romance of an outdoor space. For patio bars, they serve as a social hub, a place for people to hang out and tell stories. Fire pits appeal to our primitive instincts and have a relaxing effect on people, encouraging them to open up and be more social. We carry a variety of outdoor fire pits in gas and wood burning configurations. The Crosley Hudson Firepit is a new arrival to our store and features a spacious 30” firebowl.
After a few drinks, you’re going to want to make sure your guests stay safe at night with adequate outdoor lighting. Last thing anybody wants to see is someone trip and fall into the pool or fire pit. There are many options when it comes to patio lighting so be sure to find the right style to suit your needs. Don’t be afraid to get creative and express your artistic side when putting up lighting. Check out this useful Pinterest board with lots of ideas for outdoor lighting.
It’s not a party without music! Today’s outdoor speakers have all the modern features you would expect such as all weather and water resistant design. Thanks to bluetooth connectivity, they can easily be synced with either an iOS or Android device. Some speakers are designed to blend into the surroundings by having the appearance of garden stones. The Outdoor Speaker Depot has lots of options for you to choose from.
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Make the most of summer this year and upgrade your patio with an outdoor bar. Be sure to take your time and make the best design choices to match your style. There are lots of choices out there with different kinds of features so cross comparing products is valuable. Make sure your guests have everything they need to be comfortable and have a good time.
About The Author
Cheryl Khan is a regular contributor to the Patio Productions blog. She is passionate about interior design and home decor. Follow her on Twitter to keep up with the latest trends in the design industry.
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