The recent interest in outdoor living spaces has caused many homeowners to look towards creating or upgrading their current backyard spaces. By creating outdoor "rooms" the effective living space of a home can be increased greatly.

A really fun and useful idea has always been to create an outdoor kitchen complete with eating areas and wet bar. Everyone has their own ideas about how to appoint such a space and each can be as unique as the homeowners themselves. One constant in all plans is the need for seating. The usual standard beach chair and lounger seating is always considered, as is the ever popular wicker living room groupings. Outdoor bar stools are seldom the first option to come to mind.

Outdoor Kitchen and Bar Ideas

When creating an inviting and practical bar or eating space bar stools are the primer option for function and versatility. The style and type of bar stool will depend on the style and use of your space. For a poolside Tiki bar you might consider a woven wicker backless style or possibly a bamboo director's chair style. For an urban rooftop retreat your choices might include a cast aluminum outdoor swivel type or a wrought iron barstool with arms. Perhaps you are instead creating a nice outdoor kitchen with breakfast bar. The options could include a slat back patio bar chair or a counter height teak bar stool.

Other Outdoor Decorating Ideas

o Use a tall table and bar stools to dress up a patio or deck with outdoor furniture that is up to date, stylish, and not your mama's picnic table. 
o Place a few bar stools along a wide deck railing for instant seating that is functional and interesting. 
o Place a couple outdoor bar stools and a dartboard in the garage or shop for an instant entertainment area. 
o Two sling style bar stools and a tall table placed in the shade of a large canopy tree or garden area offers an intimate conversation area.