Even with lockdown beginning to lift, it looks like we’ll be spending a lot of time in our gardens this summer (weather permitting!), so it’s worth spending a bit of money now to turn yours into the chic outdoor living space you’ve always dreamed of.
If you’re lucky enough to have a fairly large garden, may we point you in the direction of Wickes’s Build Your Own Garden Bar kit? The perfect addition to the garden of any household that loves to host, you really can convert your garden into the ultimate outdoor entertainment space with this easy-to-build tiki bar kit, which will more than make you the envy of all your neighbours and friends.
We can just imagine retreating to our own garden bar at the end of a long day for a pre-dinner aperitif or hosting a cocktail evening with the girls at the weekend, while for families it would equally make a fantastic ice cream bar.
The kit comes with all the materials and easy-to-follow step-by-step instructions (plus handy videos can also be found online), however you will need to source all the necessary tools and fixtures separately.
Some basic DIY knowledge would also come in handy, although anyone could complete this over time, as one satisfied reviewer confirms: ‘Ordered and built the bar whilst on lockdown. Was a little daunting at first as it arrived as just a pile of wood. But down loaded the cutting guide and watched the video and over two days I built our very own bar. Having no previous experience in building, I was amazed at how good the instructions and video was to follow. And now have an amazing bar in my garden. Well worth the money and would recommend this bar. Great home project with fab result.’
The kit costs £350, which is £50 cheaper than if you bought all the materials separately, and the final assembled structure measures 1.76m x 1.18m x 2.4m – it’s recommended that you build your bar in an area with at least 2ft of free surrounding space.
Once constructed, it’s time to decorate your bar – let your imagination run wild and create a themed bar or go for sophisticated vibes with a minimalistic colour palette and twinkly fairy lights – the sky’s the limit!