In need of extra storage but frustrated with limited space for full-on cabinets and drawers? There is one solution for that—the storage bench. Storage benches are available in lots of styles and sizes to suit remaining spaces inside the house. Read more about these nifty storage solutions in our convenient guide.
- What are the different kinds of storage benches?
Answer: Storage benches come in different types to better suit unused spaces and corners in your home:
• Living room bench
• Entryway bench
• Hallway bench
• Kitchen bench
• Bedroom bench
• Shoe bench
• Mudroom bench
• Kids’ storage bench
• Outdoor storage bench
- What materials are storage benches made of?
Answer: Storage benches are usually made from solid wood, composite wood and artificial or synthetic resins. Storage benches made from wood are often durable, last long and impart an elegant look. Composite wood ones are affordable but more susceptible to wearing away. Outdoor storage benches are usually made from weather-resistant, hardwearing resins.
- Any good tips in buying high-quality storage benches?
Answer: If you want convenient access to everyday essentials, look for models with open cubbies. Choose ones with covered storage compartments if you want to keep items securely when not in use. To maximize storage space, look for models that include hooks or overhead shelving. For a better fit, always remember to measure your space’s length and width so the bench will fit properly.
- How do you care for storage benches?
Answer: Products often come with manufacturer’s instructions for care and maintenance so follow those directions carefully. Do not store damp things in covered storage benches to avoid mold growth. Take away outdoor wood benches from stagnant water and clean them using mild detergent and a moist rag or cloth. Check of all screws and hinges on the storage bench are secure and tight always.
Our Top Picks
Keter 213126 Eden 70 Gallon All Weather Outdoor Patio Storage Garden Bench Deck Box, Brown
- Excellent resin construction
- 771 lbs. weight capacity
- Includes lockable lid
- Weather-resistant and low-maintenance
Storage benches are convenient, practical items to have at home. If you want extra storage space outdoors, do so with versatile pieces like this storage bench from Keter. The bench includes sufficient storage space where you can keep gardening tools for easy access. The durable resin build has impressive quality and helps maintain its appearance and integrity for prolonged outdoor use. Get more info in this review.
SONGMICS 43 Inches Folding Storage Ottoman Bench, Storage Chest Footrest Padded Seat, Faux Leather, Black ULSF701
- 120 liters of storage space
- Durable carb P2 MDF material
- Strong foam padding
- Premium faux leather
The Songmics Folding Storage Bench is the versatile furniture you have been looking for. It provides additional storage space and seating. The piece is crafted from durable, topnotch carb P2 MDF material, resilient foam cushioning and premium faux leather, completed by effective double-stitching. Great used as a window bench, bed stool or as ottoman. Ideal for dorm rooms, small homes and apartments. Get more info int his review.
Seville Classics WEB284 Foldable Storage Bench/Footrest/Coffee Table Ottoman, Single, Charcoal Grey
- Made from 100% polyester
- Button-tufted cushion top
- Foldable model
- Collapses easily
The collapsible Seville Classics Foldable Storage Bench is an easy furniture piece to deal with. If not in use, you can always fold it flat and it will not need bigger space for storage. The bench has excellent build for its price, with sufficient space for your everyday essentials. The padding on top makes sitting comfortable and its generous room makes it a great shoe compartment. Get more ideas in this review.
Ornavo Home Foldable Tufted Linen Large Storage Ottoman Bench Foot Rest Stool/Seat – 15″ x 45″ x 15″ (Grey)
- Sturdy, reliable construction
- Ample storage space
- Tufted design
- Thicker padding
One excellent attribute of this Storage Ottoman Bench is its generous, thicker cushioning. It’s a nice spot to sit or rest your feet after a tiring day out of doors. The bench is lightweight yet sturdy and its substantial space makes it a neat place to store household items, fitness gear and other stuff for convenience. The tufted ottoman design makes the piece versatile while its plus linen upholstery not only serves its primary function well but also enhances a room’s aesthetics. See this bench in this review.
Otto & Ben 45″ Storage Folding Toy Box Chest with Smart Lift Top Linen Fabric Ottomans Bench Foot Rest for Bedroom and Living Room, Dark Grey
- Comfort foam cushioning
- Smart-Lift top
- Easy to put together
- Roomy and durable
The Otto and Ben Storage Bench is a hardy storage piece made from quality MDF material, strengthened even further by means of efficient construction. Its comfort foam padding on top makes for a comfier seat while convenience is doubled care of the Smart-Lift top. It folds flat so storage is not a hassle. The bench has slightly rounded edges too so it’s safe to use if you have children at home. See how this works in this review.
Belleze 48″ Rectangular Gray Storage Fabric Ottoman Bench Tufted Footrest Lift Top
- Durable build
- Elegant, functional design
- Eye-catching stitching
- Spot-on size
The Belleze Storage Bench has a sturdy build that will last for years and a stylish design which makes it very decorative, effective as accent piece. Maximize the function of your ottoman by using it as an ottoman or footrest. The beautiful stitching and its chic looks also help enhance the aesthetics of the room. Excellent tufted top for the best comfort. Great for keeping everyday items on hand. See more of the bench in this review.
Get into versatile furniture—multi-purpose ones help you in a myriad of ways. They are great for small homes, apartments and dorm rooms. Check our list for excellent suggestions.