Yolette. Bench. November 10th , 2017.
So, lets see what makes a good outdoor garden bench: First and foremost, you need to like how the bench looks. This is entirely personal and there is little to say here. But I recommend you check some image galleries online and see what kind of benches are available out there just so you get an idea. Then, the design of the bench must fit to some extend the design of your garden especially if you have other garden furniture.
For upholstered bench tops, look at how the cushion is attached to the bench. A cushion that is loose or looks like it is about to come loose will not do. The best choice is a cushion that is attached to the top of the bench and cannot be removed. Cushions that are attached with ties are usually not a good choice for a vanity bench. Also remember to look for cushions made of a material that is easy to wipe off and clean.
Concrete benches for example cant be moved so you should plan their location well. If you are not sure about it, pick wooden or metal benches and dont fix them permanently to the ground with concrete. Some benches have extra functions. One of the most useful ones is storage. Storage benches are good for sitting and the space under the seat is used to store various things like garden tools etc. At the end what matters most is of course whether you are happy with the bench or not.
Many vanity benches are metal, and one way to judge the quality of the metal is by checking the weight. However, most vanity benches are also very dainty, so it may be difficult to judge the quality of metal by the weight of the bench. Just remember that a very light bench may not offer as good quality as one that is slightly heavier. Also take a look at how the bench is put together. Higher quality benches will have joints that are welded together rather than screwed or bolted.
If storage is not what you had in mind by purchasing an indoor bench, then think about what other kind of use it will be for. If the bench is for people who are removing their shoes at the door, then you may want a smaller bench that will fit in the entryway. Just remember to measure the amount of space that is available before setting out to select the right bench. While a bench is an accessory in itself, sometimes you may also wish to liven up the space even more with some accessories.
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