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A patio or outdoor bar set is commonly used for much more than just dining. They are commonly used to sitting around with family for drinks, conversations, or even playing board games. Many times being the focal point of your outdoor space where family and friends socialize.
When choosing the right options for your outdoor space, you should consider your current use, the location where the dining set will be placed, and it's future location as most are long lasting and made with durable construction to provide you and your family with years of use.
The difference between a patio bar set and a patio dining set is the height of the table and chairs. Bar sets are designed to be higher. The average dining table is designed to be between 28 and 32 inches in height, and a bar set is normally 40 to 42 inches in height.
Choosing your Patio Bar Set
There are so many options to consider when choosing your outdoor patio bar set.
Where will it be used? Will it be placed in an outdoor area where exposed to the sun, then you will want to focus more on the materials, and any maintenance required to keep you set in like-new condition over the years.
How many pieces do you need?
Often when selecting outdoor furniture we fail to understand that these pieces of furniture can last for years. So consider future expansion of your family, and friends list. What about when family comes over for holidays, do you have enough seating, or enough seating space?
When patio space is limited and it's just for two, then maybe consider a intimate bistro set, which includes a table and two chairs. These are great for balcony dining as well.
Large Family or routine family gatherings? If you have enough patio space then you might might want to consider a larger patio bar set, or even a patio dining set and some patio folding chairs which can easily be stored away when not in use.
The design, shape, material and even the color of your patio bar set can be used to match your decor, theme or colors used in the outdoor space, and properly fill the location with it's size. You don't want to overwhelm the patio space with a bar set that is too large, nor diminish with a set that is too small.
The shape is another option to consider, There are round or oval tables, square tables or rectangular space which can be used for outdoor dining.
Choosing the colors of your patio bar furniture should blend with your outdoor decor. Consider the colors of your home, the floor design in your outdoor space, and even if you have shutter or an umbrella in the area. Do you have other outdoor furniture that you want to match? These are all some consideration to take when designing your outdoor space and outdoor dining and seating area.
What material is best for outdoor bar sets?
Patio bar sets are constructed from a variety of materials, each having their pros and cons depending on the location they will be used.
So what material is best for you use? Let's take a look at some of the pro's and cons of the different materials.
Aluminum is great for outdoor use as it's lightweight and non-corrosive. But you will want to consider some seat cushions and the amount of wind in your areas as they can be moved around easily in high wind situations.
Wood bar sets offers a traditional look and feel and come a different wood grains, with teak and other hard woods being more sought after for outdoors due to their beautiful grain and durability. Wood patio bars sets can also expand and contract with the weather causing minor imperfections to show over time. Wood outdoor furniture does require a bit more maintenance, but their durability and beauty still make them some of the best selling outdoor furniture pieces. Teak dining sets being one of the more durable, but also a bit more pricey than other affordable patio bar sets.
Synthetic fiber, poly rattan and other man-made materials have gained popularity in the outdoor dinging space due to their convenience, affordability and low maintenance requirements. These outdoor furniture pieces normally have a metal frame wrapped in synthetic fiber weave. Their superior durability to rain, humidity and sun exposure matched with versatility in design have propelled their popularity.
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