Give your home an outdoor bench. It’s a simple way to expand your home’s living space, just add seating to your backyard, patio or porch. If you prefer garden benches, you have a variety of styles and sizes available, or you can make your own DIY bench for a customized look to your space.
Choose a Bench Style
Consider your space before you select a bench. Will you put it out on a covered porch or on a deck exposed to the wind and rain? Does it need to match existing furniture or will it stand on its own?
You’re likely familiar with the wooden bench with an iron or metal frame. It’s one of the most common types of garden benches, but it’s not your only option. Aluminum or iron benches offer a more modern approach and can withstand the elements.
If you are going for comfort, porch gliders provide the traditional look of outside benches while incorporating smooth, soothing motion for peaceful evenings on the porch.