Are you someone who loves to host parties, family gatherings, or just wants a place to relax in your backyard? No matter your preference, a bar shed can transform your backyard into your own personal getaway. 

If you’re considering building your own backyard bar in New England, we’re here to help. Here are some important factors to consider as you’re planning your project:

Size of Your Bar Shed 

How large do you want your bar shed to be? Do you want a larger indoor area or smaller floor space for the essentials? Depending on the amount of bar equipment you decide to store in there, this can impact the overall size requirements for the finished project.

18×16 Nantucket with additional wall height, 6′ overhang with porch columns, 3×8 bar opening with custom serving window and an 8′ granite bar top, 15-lite double doors, and vinyl siding

Ideas for Bar Equipment

As you’re visualizing your dream bar shed, here are some ideas for bar equipment you might want to consider adding to make your new space truly your own: 

  • Refrigerator 
  • Beer or wine cooler
  • Wine rack 
  • Sink  
  • Cabinetry 
  • Shelving 
  • Lights 
  • Television screens 
  • Barstools and tables 
  • Ceiling fans 
  • Utility connections (electric, running water, etc.) 

Depending on where you live, your municipality’s building code may have size restrictions for bar sheds. We recommend contacting your town’s code enforcement department for more information on any regulatory limits.

Peek inside the roomy 14×9 finished interior of this 14×16 Nantucket with an 8′ bar opening and a bonus storage loft over the 7′ extended overhang.

Placement on Your Property

A bar shed makes a perfect addition to your backyard deck, pool, or patio. Having a place to sit, enjoy a drink and a snack, and make memories with your loved ones brings people together and makes any gathering an event you’re sure to remember. 

Visualize where you’d like to place your shed on your property. This can help you picture how it will fit into your overall landscape design. Use your imagination, take your time, and find the space in your yard that’s “just right” for your new shed. 

As with shed size, be sure to also ask your municipal code enforcer about any local shed placement restrictions. For example, some municipalities may require you to maintain a certain distance from your property line.

14×16 Nantucket with 7′ extended overhang, gray Trex decking, 8′ bar opening with gray granite bar top, and stone and vinyl siding

Weather Protection 

New England is beautiful year-round, but our four-season states do have their challenges when it comes to weather. Protecting the shed of your dreams year-round allows you to gather around it for years to come. 

Some weather protection features to consider for your bar shed include, but are not limited to: 

  • Ice and water shield
  • Synthetic roof underlayment
  • Insulated door, window, and flooring
14X12 Nantucket with 9-Lite doors, stone siding, custom bar, and composite decking

Multi-Purpose Use 

Intend to use your bar shed for more than entertaining guests? Optional custom features like room partitions can turn your shed into a multi-purpose hub for all of your outdoor needs. As an example, you could use one half of the partitioned space for a pub shed while the other serves as storage space for your lawn care equipment. 

If extra square footage is an essential feature to bring your dream to life, consider a larger shed option to maximize its potential!

8×16 Nantucket with custom weathervane, cupola, 15-Lite door and pine siding

Seating and Service 

Looking to create a seating area near your bartop? Models like our Hampton and Nantucket offer open-air space with  roof covering to provide shade and a refuge from passing rainclouds. This makes a perfect space for adding tables, outdoor sofas and coffee tables, or any other seating arrangement that you want to bring the comforts of indoors to your backyard.

Bar Sheds the Post Woodworking Way: The Nantucket

At Post Woodworking, we’re passionate about bringing people together with those that matter most to them. That is why we created the Nantucket – a shed model designed specifically for entertaining your friends and family outdoors! 

The Nantucket can transform your backyard into your own at-home dream destination. Featuring a built-in granite bar top and a custom serving window, you can make your home your new favorite patio bar. 

Want to create your own Nantucket? Use our Shedview Tool to design your own digital rendering and preview the new bar shed of your dreams. 

To learn more about sizes, pricing, and more custom features for the Nantucket, contact us anytime for information.

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