An entryway storage bench gives you a place to sit and take off or put on your shoes and boots. Some come with storage baskets or drawers, which is great for keeping things tidy. At least in theory. In my experience, kids tend to leave hats, coats, and bags on the seat, making it not only messy but impossible to sit on. So if your family is like mine, you may want to set some rules about keeping the storage bench free of unnecessary items.
Entryway wood storage bench:
Entryway wood storage bench pictured: Bench With Brown Rattan Baskets by Southern Enterprises, Inc.
Storage benches can be somewhat elaborate, incorporating not only drawers, but coat hooks and shelves and mirrors as well.
There are plenty of good, solid, weather resistant patio storage boxes on the market. The only problem with them is that the more they contain, the more room they take up. This is why it may be a good idea to consider getting a storage bench. Not only does it do the job of storing things just as well as other boxes, but it doubles as a seating area, meaning that you save valuable patio space.
Outdoor storage bench:
Outdoor storage bench pictured: Keter 172255 105 Gallon XL Rattan Deck Box, sold by ivgStores.
Also of interest: Suncast Patio Seat, Mini / Suncast SSW1200 Mocha Resin Wicker 22-Gallon Storage Seat / Step2 Outdoor Storage Bench
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Patio storage benches are a clever way to combine attractive seating and storage space. Some are sold with cushions included and some not. Ideally the cushions should be weather resistant, but this is not always the case, so make sure you check product descriptions clearly before you buy. You can always store the cushions in the bench, but if all your storage space is taken up by them, then it sort of defeats the purpose.
Patio storage bench:
Patio storage bench pictured: New Grade A Teak Wood Luxurious Outdoor Garden 5 Feet Bench with Storage Box [Model: DV]. Sold by WholesaleTeak and others.
One of the things you will have to decide on is what material you want your storage bench to be made of.
Keeping the finish on your park or patio bench looking like new, year after year, is not as daunting a task as it may sound. With the simple purchase of a park bench cover, you can keep your benches safe from the destructive force of the sun and rain for years to come.
Park Bench Cover:
Park Bench Cover pictured: Veranda Patio Bench Cover, Pebble, Fits Bench Seats up to 50″ in Length by Classic Accessories.