Adding an outdoor bar to your backyard gives your guests the opportunity to unwind and relax. Proper bar seats can keep guests at the bar for hours and hours or it can result in them leaving early due to discomfort. While the look and style of the furniture are both extremely important, there are functional tips you should also consider when designing your patio area.

Consider Swivel Chairs

If your patio area and backyard are both large, then there may be different focal points throughout the space. A simple way to get guests to interact with each other is to make it easy for them to interact. Swivel chairs allow guests at the bar to see the T.V. in one corner as well as the other activities around them. Chairs that do not turn make guests feel as though are confined to that one area.

Consider Chairs with Back Support

Bar stools that lack back support are comfortable for a short period of time. Guests will get up fairly quickly to find seats that are more comfortable and enjoyable. If you want guests to stay at the bar far longer, then make the chairs as comfortable by looking for options that offer good back support.

Consider the Bar Height

Some bars are elevated to accommodate guests that are standing while others take into consideration sitting guests. If the elevation of your bar is extremely high, then consider chairs that are tall enough to allow guests to sit at the bar without any discomfort. Short chairs make it difficult for guests to see and even enjoy their drinks.

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Loaded with important information about the different types of patio furniture materials and styles as well as great style tips from our team of designers, you’ll find everything you’ll need to help you create your own backyard escape. As an added bonus, we’ve also included a useful checklist that you can complete and take with you when you go shopping for patio furniture.