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How to Recreate your Favorite Rooftop Bar Space at Home


Rooftop bars remain a top hotspot for nights out on the town, but what about those nights you don’t want to go out? With the latest weatherproof flooring and furniture innovations, and if you’ve got roof space, you can have a rooftop bar of your own. 

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Step One to Make a Custom Rooftop Bar

The first step to making a rooftop bar is a flat surface. If you lack a flat rooftop, a large upstairs balcony or patio may offer an ideal entertainment space. However, before you start setting out your space as a party platform, you need to have a contractor come check it out to determine if the structural integrity is sufficient to support the weight of a party-sized gathering. This will help you discover the rooftop bar materials you will need.


Step Two for Your Rooftop Play Space

The next thing to consider is hiring an expert local contractor to add any required support. Ensuring your rooftop bar flooring can withstand the weight is imperative to success. The best floors for rooftop bars and patios will need to have the ability to hold the weight, construct the bar, add built-in seating and safety rails. Unless you’re a professional builder, this is not something you’ll want to DIY simply because of liability issues. Also, consider the weight of the new construction, furniture, and party guests, so you don’t exceed the load-bearing supports of the rooftop space.

Step Three for an Incredible Rooftop Bar

Carefully consider your flooring options. Slate and concrete are easy to maintain and durable but are also heavy and can put too much of a strain on your structure. One option to consider is artificial turf. High-quality synthetic turf can complement any d├ęcor without adding significant extra weight. As a result, the aesthetic of greenery is attractive while providing low-maintenance durability and functionality. 

Step Four to Complete Your Home Rooftop Bar

One final consideration is your electrical work. You’ll want lights, sound, and connectivity up on your rooftop bar, but the wiring and electrical code is not working for the layman. Be sure to hire an expert electrician to run wiring to your rooftop bar so that your space is in keeping with local code and is safe for all your guests. With all this in place, the last consideration is when to start the party.


Shawgrass Can Help Create a Rooftop Bar Space at Home

Our artificial grass is the perfect low maintenance option for giving you an inviting outdoor space all year long. Check out our gallery to see a few uses. 




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