The heat is finally on and everyone wants to vent out of doors to work and play. It's barbecue and pool party time with family and friends.
This summer, why do not you treat yourself and your guests to an outdoor home bar to add to the frolic and let the good times roll.
An outdoor home bar is like a beach renovation stand. They are both meant to be located outdoors and supply guests with non-alcoholic as well as alcoholic beverages and are the centerpiece for any outdoor get-together of friends and family. Some of the points to consider in purchasing your outdoor home bar are what type and style the bar should be.
Before outlaying the cash to purchase the bar, you need to think through a few things. Questions should come to mind such as where it will be located, what size should it be, should it have a roof on it, does it need to be portable to sometimes move it inside at night or in bad weather, should electricity be part of The package, what about water? And so on. Along with this, what type of cabinetry should be incorporated into the bar to keep any liquor that may be stored within out of reach of curious youngsters.
Once these questions have been answered, then the individual has a good idea of what they are looking for in a bar. Then next step would be deciding on the style.
As with any product purchased, there are a number of styles that must be considered. There are simple straight sided bars, horseshoe shaped bars, L-shaped and corner bars to name a few of the possible styles. Then there are style points like themes, eg a tiki bar, which is a standard wooden bar with a designed roof made to look like a tropical beach cabana.
Another consideration regarding the purchase of an outdoor bar is where it will be located and what type of activities generally go on around it. Glassware and any other home bar accessories must be purchased with the safety of the guests in mind. It might be hugely important that actual glass ware and all other barware be made of an unbreakable substance such as plastic or Styrofoam to avoid broken glass shards where bare feet can step on them.
Also, it is of a practical concern and a good safety measure to make sure that the guest's well being is maintained. Therefore, rules should be posted that encourage the guests to drink responsibly and not indulge in any unsafe behavior. This precaution is important because alcohol has a tendency to impute judgment and this coupled with outdoor activities may lead to some safety concerns and possible injuries.
Safety rules can be posted and worded in a way so guests do not feel like little kids but the message is clear and so is the intent. For example, a sign could have posted near the bar declaring "We do not serve horses, so do not indulge in horseplay," or "Do not drink and run, sing or swim." These kinds of signs can be purchased ready-made in some outdoor retail stores or online and should be put where everyone can see them.