A storage bench, as you may guest by its name, has the role of providing you with seating space and solving storing problems. Whether indoor or outdoor, these benches can vary in design from stylish to simple or traditional. As far as the garden, the porch, or an entry is concerned, the outdoor storage bench can save you the trouble of finding where to store various items that you might want to have at hand or simply do not have room anywhere else in the house.
This type of bench can look somehow oldish in style implying that the classic, the rustic, the country and even the western trends combine. This storage bench will give you the feeling of going back in time, many are designed after the ones that ancestors used in the past either to store their boots, shoes or any other objects that would fit. The colors and finishes are very diverse and the material used is in most cases wood. Some of them may have various drawings or carvings on them and again the pattern could make it look very rustic or country in style.
The indoor storage bench again may have quite various designs. Some of them may look very elegant and not have a very deep compartment under the seat for storing. If you lift the seat, you may have the equivalent room of two drawers in which magazines, newspapers, books can be stored either in the kitchen or somewhere in the living room. The indoor storage bench may be made of wood or may be padded to offer more comfort.
Some models look very fashionable having loads of colors and many knobs to turn. They may look very modern and also provide seats for your kidís friends. The indoor storage bench can vary in design so that it can be placed in a kitchen behind a table, in a living room that looks very stylish, in an entry way that is very practical and simple, and so on. Some models are designed especially for corners, too. Some models come with drawers and lateral room for baskets while others, as it usually happens, require seat lifting to get access to the storage room.
All in all, the storage bench is quite a deal for those people who have a small house or apartment and need their furniture to have dual functionality. Other pieces of furniture that work in the same manner and suit two interests at the same time are the storage ottomans and the storage beds.