More thoughts from our vey own Flanna on how to create your very own garden room bar as the weather starts to warm up and the end of lockdown is in sight……………….
Okay, so there are a thousand ways to make use of a Garden Room. But one of the best ways has got to be by turning it into a – Garden Room Bar. After all, everyone likes a cheeky drink now and then!
You might have always dreamed of having your very own bar – You might have even thought of a name for it… So why not make it happen? It could be a lot easier than you think.
For a bit of inspiration and to get your creative juices flowing, just take a look at some of our top ideas below:
5 Great Ideas for your Garden Room Bar:
1. The Old School Disco Theme
Anyone that’s had the pleasure to live through the swinging 60s and sparkly 70s, knows that Disco Balls are cool!
What’s more, is that the fun doesn’t need to stop there. There are hundreds of ways to make your garden room bar feel a bit snazzier and having a multi-coloured dance-floor is one of them. You can pick up multi-coloured floor tiles in several stores in the UK, and it could be a great way to add some funk to your room.
The 70s wouldn’t be the 70s without plush fluffy purple rugs, and garish plump cushions. Add some soft furnishings to your garden room bar to relax a little when all the jiving has worn you out.
We all know that getting back home from the disco can be a mysterious and unusual affair, but it really doesn’t haven’t to be. Gone are the days of stumbling into a taxi home, all you’ll need to do is cross the garden and fall into bed in your flares. It’s as easy as that!
You can also create a disco feel in your garden room bar by adding glitzy reflective lights, and colourful glassware too.
2. The American Sports Bar
American Sports Bars are known for being OTT. They are usually filled to the brim with jerseys, football shirts, sports memorabilia, and at least a couple of betting machines.
If you’re an avid sports fan yourself, you might well have your own memorabilia gathering dust in a cupboard somewhere. By turning your garden room bar into a sports bar, you’ll have a place to drink and display your gear.
Now, a sports bar needs to have some screens (for watching), and maybe a few games too. There are plenty of old betting machines and arcade machines on eBay, so why not have a look?
You can use old green stools for the bar feel, and maybe even squeeze in a pool or billiards table depending on the size of your room.
The options are truly endless with this one. Just take a look at some of the accessories you can put in your sports garden room bar:
- Table Football
- Personalised Jerseys and Football Shirts
- Neon Bar Signs
- Table Hockey Machine
- Arcade Machine
- Betting Machines
- Several Flat-Screen TVs
Another great idea if you’re looking to save space is by using a projector instead of a television. With this option, you can stream all the sports you want from your phone or laptop.
3. The Classic Irish Pub
Now, some of us just love an ice-cold Guinness and a neat glass of whisky! Even if you haven’t got some Irish relations, you can still enjoy the Ye Olde Irish Pub theme.
Bring a bit of comfort into your garden room bar, and hopefully a bit of Irish Luck too.
Ireland is known for its warmth and hospitality, as well as for its folklore and musical traditions. Irish Pubs usually have a combination of all of these things. So, if you’re looking for the perfect way to relax after a long day then this might be the choice for you.
It goes without saying that you’ll need to add a touch of green, and maybe a wooden bar for the old-worldly feel.
The glassware you choose for your bar can bring a great effect too. For an Irish-themed bar, choose large dimple glasses and a few Guinness ones too. If you especially love a cold Guinness, then you can even get a mini-keg and tap installed.
There are plenty of affordable options for these on the market currently.
4. The Garden Cocktailery
Spring is around the corner, and the gin and elderflower cocktails are calling your name!
If you’re a big fan of cocktails, then you can create a summery cocktailery in your very own garden. Turning your garden room bar into a cocktail corner can be the perfect option for budding mixologists.
Many of us have worked in hospitality at some point in our lives, and if you’ve picked up the art of cocktail making, then you’ll know it’s hard to let go!
You can impress your friends and loved ones, and if you’re really into it, you can even grow your own garnishes, etc. in the garden as well.
By adding cocktail chairs, and light airy decorations, you can bring a sophisticated feel to your garden room bar. It can also be a great option for entertaining as well as various other occasions.
Cocktail bars are diverse and work best with stylish, clean, and minimalist designs. Choose a high bar, a few neat stools, and of-course a cocktail kit and shaker!
5. Just Another Garden Boozer
Okay, so you might not be into all the glitz and glam and disco balls, that’s fine. If you’re more into the beer-garden feel, then there is also an option that could work for you.
Several suppliers offer kegs and taps, and they are easily installed in almost any location. Choose your favourite beverages and beers, and a nice pub-bench to place out-side.
We would recommend choosing a room with a larger window so that you can open it up and make the most of the space.
In the warmer months, you can easily create the beer-garden feel. In the colder months, you can close it over for a cosy pub-like feeling.
Wood burners are a great addition if you like the pub-style, and they can be installed into our garden rooms easily by a registered professional. You can add wooden baskets filled with checked blankets, and a few beer mats and bar-signs too – (don’t forget the dog bowls).
Top Tip: If you want to get some branded glassware for your garden room bar, just ask at your local boozer. Pubs usually have far too many branded glasses in the back, and they are often more than happy to give them away!
Garden Room Bar – Light It Up!
Nearly everyone wants a disco-ball, that’s a given. But you can’t usually just pop one in the front room, they just don’t seem to work there permanently. The same goes for LEDs and other garish, yet enjoyable lights that we’re big fans of when we have a drink.
Neon signs, bar signs, and light-art are all fantastic options that you can use to spruce up your Garden Room Bar.
The point is that there are lots of fun and enjoyable things that don’t work too well at home, but they go great in a bar.
Make use of this novelty, and let your imagination run away with you. Get a flamingo statue… Why not?
Alternatively, you can use it as space to hold all the things you’ve brought back after having a few too many… – (Don’t worry, you’re not alone).
Bar come… Anything
At Rapide, we offer garden rooms built to any size, and we can cater to whatever your needs might be, especially garden bars.
From smaller rooms with closed doors and cosy windows for a perfect snug to bigger and grander rooms that stretch out onto the garden. We can help out!
So no matter which bar option you have opted for, we have a room to fit. We can comfortably squeeze in your disco balls, or maybe several kegs of Guinness. You never know, we could always do both and have an Irish Themed Disco!
The possibilities are truly endless, and just because you fitted a bar in your garden room doesn’t mean you can’t use it for other purposes.
Thanks So Much For Reading
Catch You At The Disco!