Perhaps the greatest advantage of having a storage bench in your garden is the fact that it is multi-purpose; doubling up as both convenient storage space and as a seat for dining or lounging. If doing up your garden has let you short of money, you won’t have to choose between investing in garden furniture or storage since, thanks to the storage bench, you can have two for the price of one.
Taking up far less space than a shed, it will allow you to store your garden tools and equipment in a dry, safe location, keep sharp objects out of the way from curious children or pets, and blend in with any landscape as they exist in a variety of styles and designs.
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What types of garden storage benches are available?
Storage benches come in a range of materials and sizes to suit every taste and budget. From ornate wall benches made with cedarwood to simple plastic benches with arm-rests, there is something to suit every garden or patio.
Before purchasing your garden storage bench, you should consider what material you would like it to be made from. A wooden bench may look more attractive and can be painted any colour or finished with varnish to protect it and give it an alluring sheen, but you will need to consider the fact that it could eventually rot or get damaged by the weather. A plastic bench, on the other hand, might not look as nice but will last longer and do a better job at protecting whatever you choose to store inside from the elements.
You should also consider the seat-size. Are you looking for a smaller bench suitable for up to two people? Or would you prefer a larger L-shaped bench which will fit around your fireplace and comfortably seat all of your grandchildren? Of course, you could also opt for a matching set. Why not think about having four single-seat storage benches around your patio table? This would create a uniform look and act as four separate storage spaces to keep your various tools and garden equipment from getting mixed up.
If you’re looking for something unique and spectacular, the Leyden Wooden Arbour garden storage bench boasts a beautiful diamond trellis design and triangular roof to protect you from the rain, should there be a sudden downpour! It comfortably seats two people and is guaranteed to last for many years. This storage garden box could even act as the centrepiece in your garden. It is sure to get your visitors’ stamp of approval!
Keter Eden Bench Outdoor Storage Box
The Keter Eden Bench Outdoor Storage Box is a simple and practical storage bench which also seats two people and has a storage capacity of up to 265 L/65 G. It comes in three different colours; grey, beige and brown, so you won’t have any difficulty finding one to suit the colour-scheme of your garden or patio.
You won’t need to worry about the safety of your garden tools and equipment as it can be locked easily. Whatever you choose to keep stored inside will be kept dry and well-ventilated.due to the fade-free plastic it is made from. Also, a simple wipe-down every so often is all it will take to keep it looking at its best for a long time.
What is the best garden storage bench out there?
Just as every garden and patio is unique, there isn’t a one-size-fits-all when it comes to a garden storage bench. Personal taste and preferences will come into your decision when ultimately selecting which bench to buy.
There are hundreds of different styles and sizes out there. To make the best decision when it comes to size, measure the area of the garden or patio where you plan to put your storage bench and decide how much of it you want to be dedicated to your new purchase. Also, it would be a good idea to work out how much garden equipment or how many tools you would like stored away. If you’re unsure, always go with a bigger storage capacity. That way you can store even more later on.
To make your choice a little easier, we’ve selected two of our favourite storage benches for your garden:
Deuba Wooden Garden Bench 2 Seater
If you’re looking for a bench that is great value as well as attractive to look at, then this garden storage bench has you covered. Although suitable for both outdoors and indoors, it will look amazing in any garden or patio with its classic wooden design and cream-coloured seat pad.
Worried about the seat getting dirty? No problem! There is a zip which allows you to remove the cover and wash it with your other laundry. At 120 x 59 x 90 centimetres, the bench allows plenty of storage space for your cushions or other garden equipment.
Keter Corfu 2 Seater Rattan Effect Sofa
If you are looking for something a little bit trendy, this Keter Corfu 2 Seater garden storage bench could be the one for you. We all like our gardens and patios to look at their best, so why not complete your look with this rattan-effect storage bench which offers value as well as style?
Made of strong plastic, you won’t have to worry about it deteriorating overtime or the colour fading. It comes in a flatpack and can be assembled easily; perfect if you don’t have a lot of time or just don’t like DIY! To keep it clean and looking at its best, you will only need to wipe it down with a damp cloth from time to time.
What we love about this garden storage bench the most is its ergonomic design. Your posture and comfort are important, and that’s why by investing in this garden storage bench you won’t just be doing your garden a favour; you’ll be doing yourself a favour as well.