How to Recreate Your Perfect Rooftop Bar Space at Home

October 15, 2021

Rooftop bars are a top hotspot for going out on the town, but what about the evenings you feel like staying in? Thanks to the latest weatherproof furniture and flooring innovations, assuming that you’ve got roof space, you can create a rooftop bar of your own.

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Step One to Make a Custom Rooftop Bar

Step one to making a rooftop bar is a flat surface. If you don’t have a flat rooftop, a large second story patio or balcony may offer an ideal entertainment space. However, before you start setting out your space as a party platform, you must have a contractor come check it out to ensure the space is structurally strong enough to support the mass of a party-sized gathering. This will help you figure out which things you’ll need to buy for your rooftop bar materials.

Step Two for Your Rooftop Play Space

Next you should hire an expert local contractor to provide any necessary support. Ensuring your rooftop bar floor can support the weight is necessary for success. The ideal flooring for rooftop bars and patios have to be strong enough to hold the weight, support the bar, add built-in seating and safety rails. Unless you happen to be a professional builder, this is not a project you will want to do yourself due to liability concerns. Also, don’t forget to consider the weight of the new construction, furniture, and party guests, so you don’t exceed the load-bearing rooftop space supports.

Step Three for a Show Stopping Rooftop Bar

Time to consider your flooring options. Concrete and slate offer easy maintenance and are durable but are also heavy and can overburden your structure. One flooring option to consider is synthetic turf. High-quality synthetic turf can complement any décor while not adding too much extra weight. As a result, the aesthetic is attractive while offering low-maintenance durability and functionality.

Step Four to Completing Your Home Rooftop Bar

Next, what you’ll need to consider is electrical needs. You’ll probably want lights, sound, and internet up on your rooftop bar, but the wiring and electrical code is difficult for the novice. You’ll want to hire an professional to install the wiring in your rooftop bar to ensure your space is up to code and is safe for guests. With all this in place, the last consideration is when to schedule your party.

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