The hanging egg chair, the fire pit and the hot tub have all had their moment of glory as must-have garden accessories, but for 2022 that crown is definitely going to the garden bar – and The Range's new £600 outdoor bar is somewhat of an Instagram hit.
The wooden garden bar by Forest Garden is set to be the hottest summer trend as The Range reports that sales have tripled this week alone, with a 150 per cent sales increase.
Garden bars are great for family parties, BBQs, weddings and other gatherings, and is perfect if you love entertaining at home and dining alfresco come spring/summer.
The Range's two-metre wooden shiplap bar costs £599.99 and features a durable top bar and two bi-fold shutters that easily open to create a serving hatch. It is very much a blank canvas but that's part of its appeal. You can paint and style it to your favourite theme, whether that's a tropical tiki bar, gin retreat, traditional tavern or smoothie and juice hatch. The options are endless!
Better still, when you're not using it, you can lock the bar and store drinks over the summer, or even turn it into a shed once autumn/winter hits.
A spokesperson for The Range comments: 'We've seen a huge rise in people wanting to take their garden game to the next level this year, replacing their outdoor furniture, investing in a hot tub or buying their paddling pools as early as January! Sales for the versatile wooden bar jumped 150 per cent after we shared the images on our social media account.
'It's clear people don't want the hassle of building their own bar with costs that could escalate. Our version serves up a blank canvas allowing our customers to get creative and add their own flavour and personality to the perfectly proportioned wooden box.'
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