More than ever, consumers have the desire to create comprehensive outdoor retreats that include amenities for cooking, dining, socializing, and entertaining. These retreats function as extensions of indoor spaces, as well as fresh opportunities for creativity and design.
Far from simple outdoor kitchens with a grill, outdoor bartending stations continue to trend in the market. Bartending stations typically include storage, workspace, and features like an outdoor sink, fridge, wine cooler, ice maker, and kegerator. An outdoor kitchen bar is popular for the convenience of serving drinks and entertaining outdoors.
Brown Jordan® Outdoor Kitchens™ is the premier brand for any discerning trade professional looking to design a stainless steel bartending station. The design flexibility of our products means that you can create an attractive and durable outdoor bar with tons of features.
Outdoor Kitchen Bar Benefits
One of the main benefits of designing an outdoor space is the opportunity to extend your indoor living space. When you add features like an outdoor kitchen and bar, you can make your home even more valuable.
The undisputed benefits of being outdoors include fresh air and sunshine. An outdoor living space that includes a bar has unrivaled convenience for entertaining and socializing while reaping these benefits. You can easily enhance your entertaining lifestyle by designing an outdoor kitchen bar for a backyard or patio.
By choosing a brand like Brown Jordan Outdoor Kitchens, your outdoor kitchen bar can include a variety of amenities. If your space allows for it, including a grill, storage, and workspace will enhance both your cooking and entertaining lifestyle. The more features you include, the more beneficial your outdoor living space will be.
Tips for an Outdoor Kitchen Bar
Outdoor kitchen design depends largely on considerations like location, layout, function, and amenities. An outdoor kitchen bar will have specific requirements for the function of your space. The considerations outlined below will assist you with outdoor kitchen bar ideas and tips for getting started on your project.
Location and Layout
Location is one of the most important features of your bartending station plans. Popular locations for outdoor bars include decks, patios, rooftops, and even balconies. Typically, a bar that includes more amenities can be placed farther away from your indoor space.
The most common layouts for bartending stations are straight runs and L-shaped designs. U-shaped designs are often more common in kitchens that include a grill and require additional food prep space. Our cabinetry can be configured in virtually any size, shape, and design that suits your space. Browse our Gallery for some inspiration.
Function and Requirements
Before deciding on the amenities to include, the function and requirements of your outdoor bar are important elements. Some outdoor kitchen bars function solely as bartending stations, while others are more inclusive. The most inclusive spaces might incorporate a grill, pull-out trash, extra storage, and so on.
You should also consider whether the space will be inclusive of other features, like a sitting area for outdoor dining. Our cabinetry is engineered to include raised bar seating, which is especially functional in small spaces. Our layout options also make it easy to incorporate a separate seating area or design a bar adjacent to your pool.
Appliances and Amenities
The requirements and size of your outdoor kitchen bar will determine the amenities that you include. The minimum requirements of a bartending station are a fridge and a sink. As mentioned, some bartending stations include cooking appliances and other features.
To outfit your bar, we offer sink cabinets and bartending station cabinets. Our cabinetry can also accommodate a fridge, wine cooler, and kegerator for a functional outdoor bar.
Most outdoor living spaces should have plenty of storage, and a bar is no exception. Storage removes the need to head back indoors for accessories by keeping your items organized and within easy reach. Our base cabinets are excellent options for storage. We have multiple configurations available, including multi-drawer cabinets and door/drawer combination cabinets.
Color and Style
The color and style of your outdoor bar are two important considerations. For some, an outdoor living space extends the aesthetic of their indoor space, while others choose a bold new design. The powder coat color and door style are both opportunities to enhance your outdoor space.
We offer a palette of designer finishes to suit any taste. We even have a range of finishes to match Brown Jordan outdoor furniture. Our door styles cater to a variety of individual preferences, from our sleek Hampton slab door to our crafted Louver style.
Design an Outdoor Bar Area with Brown Jordan Outdoor Kitchens
The resources available through Brown Jordan Outdoor Kitchens make designing an outdoor bar a seamless process. We offer a multitude of colors and styles to accommodate your favorite features and appliances. With the right design elements and features, your outdoor bar will be as convenient as your indoor space. We offer:
- Stainless steel cabinetry in 304 or 316 (marine) grades
- Many cabinetry types (base, grill, sink, appliance), with plenty of options for layout and configurations
- Easy inclusion of bartending accessories, like fridges, wine cooler, kegerators, and ice makers
- Finished back and end panels, as well as extended back panels for a raised bar
- Powder coat colors and door styles to express your individual style
An outdoor kitchen bar is a valuable addition to any backyard. When you include a variety of features, your outdoor bar can be functional, beautiful, and durable. Consider elements such as layout, location, color, style, appliances, and amenities to make the best use of space. By consulting the experts at Brown Jordan Outdoor Kitchens, you can design an outdoor kitchen bar that meets all your requirements.
Choose Brown Jordan Outdoor Kitchens and discover all the benefits of a stainless steel outdoor kitchen bar.