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The Quick Guide to Buying, Installing, and Perfecting Your Bar Foot Rails

  • by TDI Brass
The Quick Guide to Buying, Installing, and Perfecting Your Bar Foot Rails

When it comes to bars, comfort and elegance are not merely luxuries—they are prized essentials for any discerning bar owner. And right at the center of these attributes lies the humble yet crucial component of the bar foot rail. Whether you're a homeowner crafting the perfect personal haven or a bar owner seeking to create an inviting atmosphere, the bar foot rail is your ace in the hole.

Step 1: Why a Bar Foot Rail Should Be Part of Your Space

Before you rush into sourcing materials or hiring a contractor, consider the 'why' behind a bar foot rail. What purpose must it serve?

The first step involves understanding that a bar foot rail is not just a support mechanism; it's the unsung hero offering a respite for weary feet, the silent witness to countless convivial moments. Your choice of material—from the timeless glint of brass to the understated sheen of stainless steel—mirrors your bar's identity. It's about style meeting comfort in the most delightful way possible. 

Do you want a sleek and modern look with matte black or a more classic feel with antique bronze? Foot rail kits include everything from foot rail tubing to elbows and brackets. Think about the shape of your bar and how the foot rail system will complement your bar.

Before you buy:

  1. Explore the variety of bar foot rail kits and components on the market.
  2. Look for a supplier with a solid reputation that offers only the finest quality metal products like brass and stainless steel.
  3. Learn the various finish options for bar foot rails, including brass, stainless steel, matte black, and oil-rubbed bronze. Consider each finish's aesthetic appeal and durability to find the best match for your bar's design and decor. Furthermore, ask about alternative finishes that complement your style or coordinate with your current decor.
  4. Consider shipping options from within the U.S. to ensure timely delivery.
  5. Whether you're a commercial establishment or a homeowner looking for a custom touch, select the right components for your bar.

When connecting your bar foot rail components, consult an expert to ensure a seamless fit. Choose a bar rail kit with all the necessary brackets, elbows, and splice options for a professional finish. Explore architectural possibilities with different angle and shape options. Shop around and compare prices and styles before making a decision. 

Step 2: Matching Aesthetics with Solid Design

A bar without a foot rail is like a tale without a conclusion—something distinctly unfinished. But it isn't just a bar rail footrest you're adding; each tube, bracket, and finish contributes to a design symphony that marries form with function. Each curve and corner must blend seamlessly with the existing bar or stand out as a deliberate statement. Remember, you're not just choosing components but curating an experience.

Step 3: The Nuts and Bolts of Foot Rails

Here, the nitty-gritty of selection takes center stage. You'll need to consider the precision of length, the gauge's subtleness, and the brackets' steadfastness. Each piece must fall into place—literally and figuratively. Think beyond the spotlight—that polished brass tubing or the stainless steel bracket may not be front and center, but their quality ensures your foot rail's longevity and the continuity of your bar's charm.

Step 4: Crafting the Perfect Foot Rail Height and Placement

Have you ever visited a bar where resting your feet on the foot rail felt like a bear stretching on the riverbank—its design is correct, but it's just a wee bit too high. Or perhaps it requires stooping over, which is anathema to comfort. Don't fall into this design pitfall. Your foot rail's height and placement are calculated, not just approximate. By carefully considering your bar's use scenarios, traffic patterns, and demographic variances, you'll pinpoint the optimal position for the most accurate standing comfort.

Step 5: The Finishing Touch

The finish isn't just the ribbon on the package; it's the signature. A luxuriant polish, a weathered appearance, or a patina from lifetimes of service tell a different story. The chosen finish brings to life your envisioned style—a gilded age opulence, grungy industrial chic, or a modern and sleek charm. Don't overlook it; the detail can make your bar's footrail unforgettable.

Step 6: The Accentuation

The final step of accessory selection might seem like mere garnishing, but it's the masterstroke. Foot rail brackets don't just secure; they embellish. Add-on options like end caps are the quiet playwrights that craft the final act. And then, there's the pristine matching hardware that often is the exclamation mark at the end of the statement. Each must enhance the sum, not confound it.

By understanding the nuances of bar foot rails, you're not just attending to a necessary installation. You're crafting the heart and soul of a space where stories are born, and memories are made. With these insights at your command, the bar foot rail you put in place will be the best it can be and reflect the best you can offer. Set your bar apart—begin with the foot rail, attend to these steps, and see how it transforms your space and standing at the bar. So, take your time, deliberate on each step, and create a bar experience that's both welcoming and unforgettable.

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