3 New Bar Cart Hacks to Use This Summer!

There is a reason as to why bar carts have been a home essential since the 1920s—they’re one of the most multifunctional pieces of furniture you can own! Bar carts have a plethora of hidden uses, even for the oncoming summertime activities ahead of us this season! The iNSPIRE Q Design Team is here to give you 3 new bar cart ideas to make outdoor endeavors fun and easy. From gardens to barbeques to stargazing, these bar cart ideas will instantly make you the host of the season. 

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Metropolitan Bar Cart

Tip #1: Use it as a drink station. 

The first of our bar cart ideas is not-so-hidden after all! Bar carts were designed to keep your favorite drinks and liquors together in one convenient place. The beauty of the bar cart is that when the party moves outdoors, so can your drinks! Having a pool party? Just roll your cart outside!

Bar carts that put an emphasis on the bar, like our glamorous Metropolitan Bar Cart, come with wire racks for wine bottles and stemware. With bar carts like these, you also have more than enough room to host fresh lemonade, sweet fruit punches, and bubbly sodas for the whole family to enjoy. Anyone can just get out of the pool, grab themselves something to drink, and be able to dive right back in without tracking water into your home! 

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Black Finish Metal and Wood Bar Cart

Tip #2: Use it to help with gardening. 

It’s no secret that gardening requires a lot of tools, and more often than not, there are more things we need to garden than our two hands can carry. However, with this bar cart idea, you can use your bar cart to save you a trip! 

Bar carts with wide open shelves, like this metal and wood one, provide plenty of space. Say goodbye to digging around your garage for your tools. Put items like seeds, gloves, shovels, and other handheld tools on the top shelf while the bottom shelf can be used for larger items like pots and plants. With this cart rolled out onto your patio, you can spend more time doing what you love. And after spending a warm Sunday afternoon in your garden, all you have to do is just roll the cart back inside, completely hassle-free! 

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Walnut Finish Oval Bar Cart

Tip #3: Use it for barbeques.

The final tip of our bar cart ideas is for the ultimate summertime event: the barbeque! Cloudless, warm summer evenings just beg for families to gather around a barbeque. Like our gardening bar cart idea, barbeques usually involve a plethora of different items, especially for picky eaters! However, a bar cart that comes with multiple shelves, like this walnut finished oval one, can easily store everything you need! 

Use this bar cart to hold snacks, burger and hot dog condiments, buns, napkins, and extra plates and glasses. By rolling this cart onto your patio, you can access everything without ever leaving your seat and without sacrificing table space either! 

Whether you spend your summer gardening or gathering with friends, these 3 bar cart ideas from our Design Team are here to help! As one of the most versatile pieces of furniture you can own, using bar carts during summer gatherings eliminates unnecessary trips in and out of the house. Use it as a makeshift outdoor bar, a tool cart for gardening supplies, or a condiments station. 

However, the ideas don’t end there! Roll out a bar cart with graham crackers, marshmallows, and chocolate for an easy and clean smores station! Planning on doing some stargazing after the sun sets? Blankets can be kept neatly folded on the bar cart so you don’t have to get up and go into the house. The possibilities are endless! 

Keep remember to bring your bar cart back inside your home after every use! 

If you like these 3 bar cart ideas, check out other tips and tricks from our blog!