A DIY backyard bar is a great way to entertain guests and create your own space. It can be used for parties, or just as an escape from the daily grind. There are many ways to go about creating one of these DIY backyards bars, but it’s important not to forget some key elements in order to make sure that you get the most out of your project.
If you’re thinking about building a DIY backyard bar, here are four things you should consider before getting started: -Location -Construction materials -Functionality -Appearance
- Location: One thing to consider before building a DIY backyard bar is your location. You want to ensure that it works well with the space you have available for it, and also does not infringe on any of your neighbors’ spaces. Make sure you know where all of the utility lines are so you don’t hit them while digging or laying out a foundation. Also, there should not be any major obstacles in your way such as large trees, rocks, or steep hills which could make construction more difficult.
- Construction Materials: In terms of materials, one important piece is what type of flooring you will use in order to accommodate standing or sitting guests. Concrete is a popular choice because can handle high levels of traffic and it does not require a lot of maintenance in the future. Ensure that there is at least one entry and exit in case your guests need to use the bathroom or grab another drink, but also avoid building in too many entrances and exits in order to keep lines manageable.
- Functionality: You want to make sure that DIY backyard bar works well for you, so think about all of the activities you’ll be using it for such as parties, relaxing after work, sports viewing, etc. Make sure you build around what will work best for your space and needs. For example, if you’re looking to host parties then an outdoor TV would be a good idea since you can hook up all of your sound equipment and speakers for larger events. If you’re looking for a bar where you can relax, think about having a couple of chairs so people have somewhere to sit.
- Appearance: Of course DIY backyard bars are a great way to add some character and flare to your space, so making sure that it is aesthetically pleasing will be important. You don’t want the DIY backyard bar to stand out too much from the rest of your yard which might make guests feel uncomfortable or disoriented from what they had previously been enjoying at home on their own screen porch. If you want more privacy then building taller walls or planting more vegetation around the area might help with that, but if you’re looking for more visibility you could put in clear windows instead.
This DIY bar in a backyard project has been an enjoyable and challenging DIY project so far. I’ve learned a lot in the process and am excited to continue with it. Here’s how to build a backyard bar in 8 simple steps.
1) Gather the necessary requirements
I started this journey by coming up with things that would be necessary for designing and constructing the backyard bar. These necessities included: cinder blocks, wood, screws, scissors, levelers (to make sure that the DIY bar is horizontal), and bottle caps (for decoration). You’ll also need to find a design you like – sketch it out on paper before beginning, find your materials, and then get to work!
2) Construct the DIY backyard bar
Constructing the backyard bar was incredibly difficult for me. It’s definitely easier if you have someone available to help, but it can be done by yourself if need be. Make sure that the backyard bar is standing upright before you attach it to the cinder blocks! You can use a leveler or two to make sure that it’s horizontal. It was really hard for me to construct this backyard bar by myself, so if you are similar – find someone who can help! Also…make sure to wash your hands after working with the screws and cinder blocks! I got all sorts of dirt on my fingers no matter how many times I washed them….makes for some pretty dirty nails.
3) Add the decorative details
The backyard bar isn’t finished until you add the decorative touches. Bottle caps are a great way to do this, but you can use tapestries or other items as well. I have plans to paint bottle caps with chalkboard paint so that customers can write their names on them and stick them to their glasses – it’s a great way to keep track of who is drinking what!
4) Label the DIY backyard bar
Once you’ve finished constructing your backyard bar, it’s important to label it. I have a permanent marker that says “OUT” – so that everyone knows not to use it unless there are no other options. You can also just write on the cinderblocks if that is easier for you! Make sure to put up some signs nearby as well, or someone might drink all of your alcohol and then start one of their own bars in your yard! That could lead to disaster (and a lot of confusion), especially if they were watching me construct mine and decide to make theirs as well.
5) Find customers!
Now that you’ve got your DIY backyard bar set up, it’s time for its grand opening! You’ll need interested customers in order for this DIY project to be successful. The best way to get these customers is through advertising….and maybe offering free samples of drinks – people love free stuff no matter what time of day it is!
6) Make DIY drinks
Now that you have customers, it’s time to make drinks for them! You’ll need a lot to fix your bar – so gather up some fruit and mixers and get started.
The DIY backyard bar is an interesting project that can be a lot of different things to a lot of different people. You could serve delicious and refreshing drinks, such as:
- Strawberry Lemonade: Mix together all your ingredients in a container and add some ice. You can also add in some lemon slices for decoration!
- Rum Punch: Add some pineapple juice, orange juice, cranberry juice, and then a couple of shots of spiced rum into a new container. If you’re feeling extra adventurous, add a little vanilla extract or grenadine syrup too!
- Sangria: Take sliced fruit and place it on the bottom of a pitcher. Add an entire bottle of red wine and a little bit of brandy too! Let it sit in the fridge overnight so that all the flavors can mix together perfectly.
- Screwdriver: Fill a glass with OJ, add vodka until it reaches the top, and then stir well! This drink is simple yet tasty.
7) Have fun with the DIY backyard bar
The most important thing about this backyard bar is having fun while doing it! It should be enjoyable…after all, if you’re not having fun, then why are you DIY’ing this in the first place? The DIY backyard bar is supposed to be a fun activity for all – so take advantage of it!
8) DIY Bar closes when customers leave
As soon as everyone has left the backyard bar, make sure to add a sign and lock up your ingredients. You don’t want any drunken customers breaking in when you’re not around. If they do, then that could lead to problems…and there’s no reason to have problems in a backyard bar – unless of course, something goes wrong with one of your drinks….that’s bound to happen sometimes, but at least no one will get hurt since there isn’t anyone else besides you coming into the bar.
The different ways to build a DIY backyard bar are listed at the beginning, followed by some points on how to decorate the area and advertise. Then, the step-by-step process for making drinks is listed. In the end, it is noted that customers will leave when they’re finished drinking and that all unopened ingredients should be locked up until next use. The DIY backyard bar is an interesting project that can be a lot of different things to a lot of different people. The DIY backyard bar is supposed to be a fun activity for all – so take advantage of it!
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