Allied Pools offers a variety of portable bars to choose from that are sure to provide a lifetime of memories. Shopping for a new bar can be an exciting experience. To ensure you get the most of your bar be sure to take your time and ask questions. Discuss what your needs are before you begin to shop. Below are some questions to consider before deciding which bar is right for you.
When preparing to shop for a portable bar make sure to measure your space. It is a good idea to explore various layout possibilities to ensure the best utilization of your available space. The optimal space for a bar will allow 32” both in front of as well as behind the bar. This will allow space for your stools in the front of the bar while giving you enough space behind the bar to access all of you cabinets. This also gives you the option of placing a single stool behind the bar if desired. You should also have 24” on at least one side of the bar to allow access to the back of the bar. Don’t forget to take the doors in the room into consideration. Open all of the doors near your proposed bar area and check for swing clearance.
If you are trying to match your bar to a wood color that is currently in the room, be sure to bring in a sample of the stained wood when you come shopping for your new bar. Wood colors often seem a different shade or tone from your home to our showroom (different lighting).
While shopping for a bar, be sure to consider all of the people who will have access to the bar. Do you have small children or teenagers? If this is the case and you are planning on storing alcoholic beverages in the bar then you will probably want locking cabinets. Remember, it is everyone’s legal responsibility to restrict access to alcoholic beverages from minors.
Even furniture that has been made to last can very quickly get a “used” appearance. Quality wood furniture must be taken care of properly in order to keep its beauty. Due to its many properties, wood has always been used in the making of furniture all over the world. Each tree is an individual piece of nature which keeps its own character in strength, structure and sensitivity to light and moisture. Wood can change its character with time.
Tips to follow are:
- Moisture is the worst enemy of all wooden furniture, encourage the use of coasters and all spilt liquid should be wiped away at once.
- Table tops should be protected against heat and also against wet or colored objects. Always protect the surface when using sharp tools.
- Furniture made for indoor use should never be used outdoor. In order to keep the color of the wood, direct sunlight should be avoided as much as possible.
- Never put furniture directly against a heater or radiator.
As needed the coated surface should be cleansed with a dampened cloth and mild soap and water. The surface should then be wiped down with a dry cloth to remove excess moisture. Other cleaning compounds exist but may contain alkaline agents which will adversely affect the coated surface. Household polishes can be used on an infrequent basis. Products containing silicone are moisture and dirt resistant, but may hinder future lacquering.