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4.16.2012

Outdoor Bar: To Be or Not to Be?

My husband and I don't agree, what do you think of a permanent built-in bar outside?  -Laura

If you and your husband are extreme entertainers and live in a climate that you can use the bar most of the year than an exterior bar set-up may be very useful.  However unless this is your situation I would stand on the no-bar side of the fence.  Why?  Because unused bars look a little sad, take up a considerable amount of room, and there are alternatives to a built-in bar that you can use when the weather is nice and friends are over.  Plus, built-in bars tend to look like a restaurant and your guests may feel like they need to be served instead of serving themselves.  So I always prefer having a set-up where guests feel comfortable serving themselves and when the party is over the temporary bar can go back to being a table.  There are hundreds of bar cart round-ups out there that you can search for the right temporary cart to pull outside when duty calls or find one that can live outside.

San Diego Back Yards | By San Diego Realtor Alvin Newton



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