Having a bar in your garden is a brilliant opportunity to enjoy spending time at home. Bring the beer gardens to you, and lap up the sun during summer heatwaves. When it comes to creating a bar in your garden, where do you start? Here are our top DIY garden bar ideas to help you with your own project. Cheers to that!
Put Artificial Grass Around the Bar
If you’re looking for the perfect material for in and around your garden bar, cheap artificial grass is the way to go. You can lay it down in an interior or exterior space, as it’s suitable anywhere.
Artificial grass can easily be washed down, so any drink spillages can be sprayed away with no issues. High heels, slipper socks and bare feet are all suitable for walking over artificial grass too, as its synthetic surface is cushioned for comfort. This is ideal for having bar stools or other furniture stacked on top of it, as it will take the weight with confidence.
Another reason why you should install artificial grass in your garden bar is that it can’t become uneven or patchy. It takes care of itself, and won’t fade during your summer garden parties or winter chills.
Fire up a Pizza Oven
Get the fire burning and dough rolling, adding a pizza oven to your bar will be the life and soul of the party. Everyone loves a bite to eat with a drink and a pizza oven would be an incredibly fun way to bring people together.
You don’t have to spend a huge amount of money on building a pizza oven. Get your gloves on and use cement to pile house bricks, breeze blocks or concrete together. This will give you a sturdy foundation for cooking some tasty Italian style pizzas.
Go to Another Destination
Nothing says DIY quite like decorating a room to look like an exotic location. Your garden bar can be transformed into whatever theme you want. From a tropical Hawaiian beach, to a bustling German brewery, make your bar match your drinks!
To transform your area into a specific theme, start with the bar itself. Add photographs or ornaments that would be found in your dream location, such as postcards and beer mats. When doing this, consider your overall colour scheme and what works well together. If you want beach vibes, choose sandy colours and light blues. If you want a fireplace and mulled wine, go for a chic, winter look.
Theming your garden bar is a great DIY project, as you can really have some fun with it. Root around in holiday brochures or raid magazines for inspiration.
Hang up a Dart Board
Is a garden bar even complete without a dartboard? An iconic and unforgettable part of any British pub, having a dartboard is a competitive way to pass time and make memories with your family or friends. You can even play alone and get aiming for that bullseye.
Even though it’s extremely British, dartboards are known around the world. So, if you have a themed bar, it will still hang proudly next to the beer cooler!
Add a Cooler to a Table
Every bar needs a table of some sort to hold drinks and snacks. Well, why not have a table that keeps your drinks cold too? If you build a table around a cooler, or buy one with a fridge installed inside it, you can chat away and simply reach for a fresh beverage at your greatest convenience. A popular version of a bar table is when you can put ice at the bottom of a table, pop your bottles in and place the table lid on top. This will impress any guest, and make the bar look classy.