Best Storage Benches for Tidying up Tight Spaces

Review & Comparison, Last Update August 15, 2017
Do you need extra storage that won't cheapen your home or garden decor? With a storage bench, you don't have to sacrifice your sense of style! The blend of resting spot and functional storage box makes it a great acquisition for any household. ...Read more ...Read less
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PROS

The Suncast loveseat is quite tall and can comfortably accommodate two adults of more than average height.

CONS

Under the scorching sun, the backrest might bend when you lean back.

OUR VERDICT

The Suncast luxurious bench with a wicker pattern looks amazing! It's made of moisture-resistant material and will keep your contents safe in any weather. In addition, it's quite easy to assemble.

detailed parameters
For

Two people

Type

Indoor/Outdoor

Materials

Synthetic wicker resin

Dimensions (H x W x D)

35.5" x 47" x 29.75"

Warranty

5 years

PROS

The doors are magnetized and shut tightly; your pet won't chew on your new shoes.

CONS

No backrest, might be uncomfortable to sit for long.

OUR VERDICT

The nice and rustic Simpli Home bench can be used as a convenient cubby or a coffee table. Thanks to three separate sections and six shelves, it's great for storing your shoes and small household items.

detailed parameters
For

Two people

Type

Indoor only

Materials

Finest quality solid pine

Dimensions (H x W x D)

22" x 44" x 18"

Warranty

1 year

PROS

The bench has round metal loops for a padlock (isn't included in a set) to keep your stored items secure. 

CONS

Water from the seat can get in when you open the lid.

OUR VERDICT

The Keter bench is probably one of the most affordable models that can be used both indoors and outdoors. It's made of a durable material and can withstand up to 771 pounds. 

detailed parameters
For

Two people

Type

Indoor/Outdoor

Materials

Durable, weather-resistant resin

Dimensions (H x W x D)

32.8" x 54.6" x 23.4"

Warranty

2 years

PROS

The seat is supported by a safety hinge and will stay open when you need to put things into the storage or get them out.

CONS

The backrest is tightened with four screws only, so it might wobble a bit. 

OUR VERDICT

This beautiful and exquisite model will be an excellent addition to your bedroom, living room, or entryway. The dual storage compartment will allow you to fit a lot of items under the seat.

detailed parameters
For

Two people

Type

Indoor only

Materials

Finest quality solid pine

Dimensions (H x W x D)

25.3" x 48" x 17"

Warranty

1 year

PROS

The baskets are produced from durable rattan and have handles for you to carry them wherever you need.

CONS

The bench is a bit wobbly.

OUR VERDICT

The bench offers three separate baskets for large items and one shelf for small ones. Best of all, you can remove the baskets and get an extra shelve for umbrellas, trekking poles, and other longish stuff.

detailed parameters
For

Two people

Type

Indoor only

Materials

Solid/composite wood

Dimensions (H x W x D)

22" x 40" x 14.2"

Warranty

Amazon's 30-day return policy

What is a Storage Bench

A storage bench is a multifunctional piece of furniture that can be used indoors or outdoors. In your entryway, it's good for storing shoes, umbrellas, gloves, scarves, and even travel bags. Outside, a storage bench can complement virtually any porch or yard and provide a storage place for small stuff and extra seating for your guests. With a storage bench on your porch, you can sit and watch the sunset or gaze at the breathtaking starry sky (just don’t forget to wrap in a cozy wool blanket). This functional and beautiful resting spot is a must-have thing in your household!

As you know, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, so we suggest setting a bug zapper near the bench.

Suncast Loveseat with Storage

Beautiful Wicker Bench

Suncast ELEMENTS bench is a great choice for year-round outdoor use. It’s made of durable synthetic resin and is totally weather-resistant. Therefore, the items stored inside won’t get wet in a heavy rain nor fade under a hot sun.

The loveseat can support approximately 450 lbs and is ultra strong to accommodate two adults with a small child. For your convenience, the bench is equipped with a high backrest and wide armrests. It doesn't come with cushions, but you can decide exactly what color or design you want and then purchase pillows to add coziness and style to your bench.

This beautiful piece of furniture features capacious built-in storage. By lifting its top, you’ll get the 23-gallon storage space sufficient for accommodating some necessities. For example, you can put your favorite book and a blanket inside if you enjoy a bit of reading in the fresh air, or you can store there some refreshing beverages during parties.

The bench lives up to the brand's good name by offering a recognizable decorative pattern. We would also like to point out that this wicker seat is also available in white and dark gray so you can choose the one that will complement your decor best.

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Suncast Loveseat with Storage
Suncast Loveseat with Storage
 

Simpli Home Warm Shaker Entryway Storage Bench

Three Compartments for Your Stuff

Meet Warm Shaker bench from Simpli Home, a perfect addition to any entryway in need of some extra storage space. The bench is handcrafted from solid pine and covered with nitrocellulose lacquer so it’ll look like it's brand new year after year. The seat has no backrest but there are two comfortable armrests to lean on. The bench itself is very compact yet can accommodate two adults or several bags. It’s of comfortable height allowing you to sit down and put on your footwear before you head out. The seat is quite sturdy and provides good storage capacity. Having opened one of 3 shaker style doors, you will notice that there is plenty of room inside for storing shoes, for example. The inner storage area is divided into two shelves, hence you can neatly organize your stuff inside. The Warm Shaker bench has 3 enclosed compartments ideal for storing boots, hats, gloves, and umbrellas separately from each other. 

Overall, the seat is well-built, strong and stable. It’s an elegant and modern piece of furniture that will surely blend with a classy wooden coat rack and a floor mirror in your entryway or mud room.

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Simpli Home Warm Shaker Entryway Storage Bench
Simpli Home Warm Shaker Entryway Storage Bench
 

Keter Outdoor Patio Storage Garden Bench

Now That's What You Call Durability!

The Keter Eden Garden Storage Bench is a wonderful model for indoor and outdoor use. It resembles a classic wooden bench but actually, it’s made of a strong synthetic resin. Therefore, this chic bench is protected from sunlight exposure and heavy rain. Regardless of the weather, it’ll keep the contents dry.

You can place the bench near the small pool to store a few pool items. This way, your kids can play, relax or sunbathe on a bench on a warm summer day. At 55 inches, the spacious seat can easily fit 2-3 children or 2 adults. The bench is very solid and able to withstand up to 771 pounds. 

The zest of this bench is, of course, its storage. By lifting the top, you will notice a deck box with a 70-gallon capacity. You can store children's toys, pillows, blankets, books, board and party games there for fun and cozy evening gatherings with family and friends. But the best part is that the bench features a lockable lid to keep curious children away from its contents. So, it’s a safe storage, a comfy seat, and a chic piece of furniture all combined.

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Keter Outdoor Patio Storage Garden Bench
Keter Outdoor Patio Storage Garden Bench
 

Simpli Home Adams Entryway Storage Bench

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The Simpli Home Adams bench is a fantastic storage solution for your entryway or, in fact, any room. It is crafted from durable plantation grown pine and is finished with NC lacquer. The bench stands out among shoe storage benches with its comfortable backrest that allows you to lean back and take a breather after a long day. And what can be better than reading a newspaper and drinking a cup of coffee in the fresh air? Or, since the bench is roomy and stable, it can hold you and your significant other together for a romantic dusk watching. However, if you’re going to use the seat outside, we advise you to place it on the covered patio as it is primarily an indoors model.

Below the convenient lift up lid, you will find a dual storage compartment. You can load several handbags or briefcases inside the Adams Entryway Bench. If you decide to place the bench outside, you can load a pair of soft pillows and a warm blanket to keep yourself comfortable on cool evenings. The bench features the No Slam Child Safety Hinge making the lid close slowly. The manufacturer offers the model in Rustic Brown, Classic White, Light Avalon Brown, and Black. This elegant piece of furniture will look in its place in your home!

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Simpli Home Adams Entryway Storage Bench
Simpli Home Adams Entryway Storage Bench
 

Winsome Wood Storage Bench

Three Baskets or One Large Compartment?

This Winsome Wood Storage Bench is a perfect model for indoor use. It’s manufactured from natural rattan and solid beechwood and is finished with an antique walnut stain. Measuring 14" x 40" x 22", the bench takes little space, can fit in a narrow entryway, and accommodate an adult. By buying a cushion, you can make the bench even more comfortable and decorative.

As for the storage, the seat features a wide-open space where you can put your gloves, clutch, keys or other small items; also, there are 3 antique walnut wicker baskets that fit underneath. At 9" x 11" x 10" each, they can hold quite a lot of things. For example, you can keep your winter shoes, hats, scarves and gloves there. The bench is a real godsend for families with small children. Going for a walk, you will never forget to take a ball or tennis rackets from the basket, and after the fun pastime, you can neatly pack everything back. Moreover, the baskets are removable and can be used elsewhere.

Review of Winsome Wood Storage Bench with Storage Shelf and Rattan Baskets

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Winsome Wood Storage Bench
Winsome Wood Storage Bench
 

Sources:

1. Merritt Rethlake Storage Benches For Every SpaceRoom & Board. March 8, 2017.

2. How to buy a storage benchYellow Pages.

3. Making the most of your storage space, Homebyme. 

4. Lauren Smith 8 Times Benches Proved They're the Most Versatile Furniture, GoodHousekeeping. January 29, 2016.

5. 8 Tips for Choosing Patio Furniture, Better Homes & Gardens. 

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Publish Date: 2017-05-12 19:25:28