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Spending time outdoors is a great way to relax and unwind after a long day or week. You can easily transform your outdoor space into a haven of peace with the right furniture.
It can be as stylish and practical as you wish, provided you pay attention to the furniture you need. The things you love doing outdoors should guide you into the right pieces.
You must consider a bar set for your outdoor space if you love having a drink as you relax. It could be out in the garden or on your patio, and the right bar tables will give you an easy time creating a compact bar area you will love to enjoy alone or with some company.
But just like buying any other piece of furniture, there are factors you must consider to make the right choice for your space.
Start By Purposing the Bar Table
Do you need a table to make your sitting convenient, or do you want one you can make drinks on and even store some of your bar supplies in? When you know exactly what the purpose of the bar table is, it becomes easier to make the right choice.
Some bar tables are constructed to have convenient storage spaces where you can easily store your supplies. The table should be sizeable enough to hold all the necessary supplies if you plan on making drinks on the table.
Consider The Height of The Bar Table
It should all depend on how comfortable you want the bar to be. The height should match the chairs or bar stools you plan to have or already have. For bar stools, a counter-height table is best; you must consider standard table height for chairs.
Counter height tables differ in height, so ensure you know exactly what height is best. A good tip is to start by buying the bar seating before you can select a table. This is best when you are not planning to buy a bar set and would rather get individual pieces to create a unique bar.
Look At the Size of the Bar Table
When selecting the bar table, estimate the guests you usually have. You want a table that can accommodate your circle of friends and family but will be perfect even when relaxing on your own.
The best way to get a perfect size is to measure the space you plan to have for the bar, allocate some space for the seating, then decide how much of the remaining part the table should take.
Choose a bar table that does not overwhelm or underwhelm the space. With so many choices, you will find something perfect for your space. Alternatively, you can always have it custom-made, especially for your area.
Check Out the Shape of The Bar Table
You must remember the shape when selecting the perfect bar table. Round bar tables are popular because they tend to make people feel like one unit when sitting around and work well for tight spaces.
However, square and rectangular tables are just as popular because they can conveniently accommodate small and large groups. Besides going for what you feel will suit your bar preferences well, you can let your outdoor space dictate which way to go depending on its size and shape.
Select Suitable Tabletop Material
Bar tabletop materials are important because this part of the table takes most of the punishment. Weather elements can take a toll on your table, and so will the regular spills.
It makes it important to consider what top material your table has and whether it can withstand the elements and situations it will be exposed to. Luckily, there are many material options, some of which are easy to clean and care for.
This part of your outdoor bar table will also determine how appealing the table is. For instance, you can never go wrong with a wood finish because it is ideal for most spaces, natural, stylish, and easy to care for.
Apart from wood, you can choose to go for durable ABS plastic tables, which come in great designs and shapes, veneers, and laminates, which tend to make tables beautiful and interesting and are quite affordable.
There are also faux leather materials that will give your table a modern luxurious twist and glass tops that are stylish, waterproof, and contemporary.
When weighing your options with the tabletop material, consider the good and the bad points of the material you are compelled to choose, then make a decision accordingly.
Choose The Right Frame Finish
Now that you know what the top of your table should look like, it is time to evaluate the frame finish. Wooden frames are very popular because of their natural looks blending in easily into the natural surroundings in most gardens.
Whether you choose dark or light frames, you should be able to complement the rest of the table and bar in general. If, for instance, you have chrome bar stools, choosing a matching chrome frame for the table will only be reasonable.
You can choose a matte brushed table to match the brushed steel appliances your bar might have.
Consider the floor when choosing the frame; you do not want something that will scratch the floor every time. If this is the case, you can also consider getting rubberized floor protectors to maintain the integrity of your floor.
Decide On the Number of Tables Needed
Most people prefer having one bar area in their outdoor spaces. This means a table and several chairs or stools to cater to the seating needs. However, if you have a large space and wish to make the seating a little more intimate, you can choose to go for several small bar tables to cover the bar areas as you find appropriate.
However, going for more than one table might mean having a main bar serving area. It could also mean spending a little more on the furniture, but if it is an option that suits your outdoor space, it will definitely be worth it.