Beautiful Deck Benches Enhance Any Outdoor Area

Adding built in seating around your deck makes your outdoor space more useful and inviting.

A corner bench with a finished edge

Otherwise, your deck may lack character and warmth.

Just a big expansive platform.

But notice how this built-in bench really added something both in terms of the look and function.

They offer a place for people to sit.

And they can act as a replacement for railings on a low-level deck and really define the deck perimeter.

Define Your Space

Depending on how you arrange benches around a deck, they can also define living spaces on an otherwise non-descript area.

Notice the variation in using 45 and 90-degree corner built-in benches to surround the far perimeter.

Rather than a railing, seating features did the job more beautifully and effectively.

When you have a large space like this, consider the value and enjoyment of your guests, and you will experience it.

A corner bench or a straight bench flanked by planters can draw people to an area of a deck that was otherwise uninviting.

Look at how the perimeter of this sizeable low-level deck was tastefully defined using built-in benches and planters.

Unique Ideas For Patio Settings

Beautiful private space

See how this outdoor urban patio with concrete flowerbed walls is transformed into a peaceful space nestled among the plants.

The warmth of wood contrasts beautifully against a more industrial fee of plain and cold concrete.

We'll show you exactly how we built this bench not only to look like it was growing out of the concrete wall but how to last with all the rain.

It's unique design details made this completely removable and able to shed water and virtually eliminate the threat of rot. The entire bench sits off the concrete wall allowing airflow and drainage.

And look at what happens when you add a pair of planters.

This bland space comes alive.

Well designed and placed seating alternatives bench transform an empty, unused area of a deck into something much more!

OK, now you know what can be done.

Patios seating against a retaining wall

A number of more detailed articles below discuss a variety of bench seating styles for different environments.

You will also see how to plan and build the type that will work best for your deck or patio.

How to Design, Plan and Build Deck Benches And Planters

If you would rather buy something than do it yourself, let me share with you some information about other outdoor furniture tips and ideas that might help you out.

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