How To Create Your Own Garden Bar

Read our handy blog on how to create your own garden bar!

Save yourself the trouble of getting yourself ready and making the trek into town, spending a small fortune in pubs and bars and then having to flag down a taxi to get home by building your own garden bar.

Here at Dunster House, we have a whole range of products that you can use to build your dream garden bar, and we are going to show you how to do just that below. So, get your pens and paper ready to take some notes!

The Base:
Before you even start to look at what drinks you are going to be stocking up on, you need to see what space your garden has to offer. Measure up the area you have vacant for your garden bar and then head on over to our products page to see what you can get.

There are many different options that you can go for when it comes to creating a garden bar. If you want an enclosed space there are a number of log cabins and garden sheds you can use. Or if you wanted an open space then we have gazebos that are perfect for the job.


Once you have decided on what garden structure your bar will consist of, you need to think about the base. If you do not want to construct a concrete base then check out our RapidGrid Foundation System, perfect for log cabins and sheds. Then it’s all hands-on-deck building your garden bar.

The Furniture:

Furniture is essential for your Garden Bar. One of the many benefits of having your own social space is that you can customise it however you wish. The main items needed would be a bar to prepare your drinks, somewhere to sit and a table. If you are not 100% sure on what style you want to go for, have a look around the web for some pub/bar interior inspiration – even your local could provide some nifty ideas!

Remember to measure up everything you come across to make sure you have enough room to move around. Once everything is built and installed. There’s nothing worse than having no space to dance when your favourite song comes on.

If you are a DIY superstar, you could even have a go at making your own table and seating area, the ultimate way to make your garden bar completely unique.

Budget depending, you could add some exciting game furniture, like a pool table, an air hockey table, a darts board or an arcade machine. A fantastic way to make it a fun place, whatever the age.

The Decorations:

Now that you have your garden bar constructed and your furniture sorted, it’s time to think about the finishing touches and decorations. If you’ve gone for a theme, now is the time to really let that unravel and let your imagination run wild. Below are some ideas to get your creative juices flowing

  • Colour: Do you have a particular shade of purple that you just love? Try fitting it in with some accessories. Maybe a splash of paint will help you accentuate your theme even more. Either way a pop of colour will make your garden bar come to life and be the fun place everyone wants to visit.
  • Lighting: This is an important part of your garden bar. It really brings out the atmosphere that you want to create. There are so many different styles you can go for, so make sure you do a bit of browsing before buying.
  • Wall Art: Whether you’re a big football fanatic or obsessed with pop art, get  something fun up on the walls and hang up some posters/ artwork/ signs/ photos etc. This will make your garden bar more personal and a space that is unique to you.
  • Plants: Depending on the vibe you want to go for, indoor plants can really make a fresh and welcoming space. We quite like the following: Monstera Deliciosa, Chlorophytum Comosum, and you can never go wrong with succulents in pretty pots, all of which are fairly easy to look after. Your local garden centre may have a nice range of indoor plants.
  • Accessories: Additional accessories like cushions, throws, coasters and ornaments will add a bit of comfort to your garden bar, the finishing touches to decorating.

The Hosting:

Your garden bar is now ready to go! All it needs are your favourite drinks and snacks stocked, and some guests to party the night away with. A garden bar will be the perfect spot to host parties, games nights, movies nights, karaoke nights and, much more. Make sure you send us some photos of your finished creations, we love seeing how our products are decorated and used.

Send any images to: [email protected]

If you have any questions about any of our products, please contact our sales team on 01234 272445.

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