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Building the Perfect Outdoor Bar

It’s time to get your outdoor spaces in order for summer, and nothing goes better with a backyard barbecue quiet like an outdoor bar. Here’s how to build the perfect outdoor bar:

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Rio Chico Bar/Prep Sink from Native Trails

Not all products are made to be used outside. Certain materials and finishes aren’t capable of withstanding exposure to rain and sun. It’s then important to make sure all materials are able to be used outside. A concrete or stainless steel countertop will work well with modern styles, and are made to weather the elements.

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Spin HD Kitchen Faucet Stainless Steel from MGS Faucets

Stainless steel is the best choice for outdoor fixtures. The Spin HD Kitchen Faucet Stainless Steel is built to last, as it’s made from rust and corrosion resistant stainless steel. It’s sleek single hole style is compact enough for smaller bar sinks, and its pull-out dual spray faucet is ideal for rinsing glasses or filling a pitcher full of crisp clean water.

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S-AG 65 Linear Shower Drain from Infinity Drain

Installing a linear drain on the floor around your outdoor bar will help with making clean up easy.  The S-AG 65 Linear Shower Drain is made from stainless steel, and has a flow rate of 16 GPM, so spills or rain puddles will get whisked away, without making a mess.

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F2 RE Kitchen Faucet Stainless Steel from MGS Faucets

Look out for marine grade stainless steel for even better longevity. The F2 RE Kitchen Faucet Stainless Steel will resist rust and scratches, and is made from durable, non-corrosive stainless steel. A curved faucet adds a touch of elegance, and the pull-out faucet is simple functionality.

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Luna Bar/Prep Sink from Native Trails

An outdoor bar is the perfect place to install a unique sink, like the curved style of the Luna Bar/Prep Sink. Just make sure that the area around the sink is big enough for mixing drinks. Add a few bar stools to complete the look and give your guests a place to sit while you whip them up a refreshing cocktail.

Donald Hurst

Donald Hurst

Donald is a technology addict and a design devotee who’s never far from his coveted iPhone. With a background in home furnishings, he’s expanding his horizons as YLiving’s resident Senior Site Merchandiser. As a Texas boy at heart he’s always on the lookout for great barbecue and tacos that can rival his homestate (recommendations should be emailed).

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