We at The Urban Backyard know that backyard storage is always a challenge especially in small outdoor spaces. Continuing our series on outdoor storage ideas we’ve found the 8 best storage benches based on price, ease of assembly, and reviews.
These benches will add extra seating to your deck, patio, or yard and most importantly add valuable storage for all of those toys, grill accessories, cushions, and gardening tools.
8 Best Outdoor Storage Benches
Leisure Season Bench with Storage
Made of Cypress this wooden storage bench is water resistant and has a large seating capacity.
Scissor style back provides added support. Easy assembly with just 12 screws to deal with. Affordable for a solid wooden bench at $174. Easily finishable with an outdoor acrylic paint to match your decor.
Bench cushions are not included. The bench isn’t hinged to open for storage meaning you have to remove the bench top entirely.
Well priced and affordable in the wooden storage bench category if you don’t mind having to remove the seating deck.
Suncast Loveseat with Storage
Stylish and modern resin wicker look. This 2 person love seat has a good amount of under bench storage.
Easy assembly in about 20 minutes with very good instructions. Rigid and sturdy when assembled. Roomy 18″ deep storage area. Made of resin it’s weather resistant and will last for years. Three color options include Java, Taupe, and White
The bench does not come with cushions and the storage area is not air tight so bugs could potentially get in.
If you are in the market for a resin wicker bench this is the best priced “wicker look” storage bench on our list plus resin wicker can sit under 4 feet of snow all winter and look like new in the spring!
International Caravan Lexington Wood Storage Patio Bench
Made from UV treated Acacia wood the Lexington Storage bench has a timeless look.
At 40 inches wide and 17 inched deep there is plenty of room for added comfort. It’s finished with UV treated paint for added protection and well priced at $199 for an elegant looking storage bench.
While the 3 storage drawers provide some room for your outdoor items there are benches that do have more capacity out there. This bench doesn’t come with cushions as well.
If you’re looking for a timeless piece that will look great both indoors or out and don’t mind the minimal storage space this is a well-priced bench in the wooden category.
Keter Eden Bench with a Storage Box
This wood-look resin loveseat has a 700-pound seating capacity a few smart features not found in all storage benches.
Large storage capacity at 70 gallons lets you store cushions and backyard toys and tools and it’s lockable if theft is a concern. Works well in a condo or smaller space setting as well as larger patios. Very affordable in the resin storage bench category.
It takes longer to put together than most benches on our list.
If price is your main concern then this bench is a good option and its storage space is one of the larger on our list.
Anderson Teak Del-Amo Teak Storage Patio Bench
A timeless look and high-quality construction make this all Teak storage bench a backyard stunner.
Teak construction will add longevity in the great outdoors. The hinged bench top is easy to open and the storage space below is ample.
At $990 this bench is pricey but if cared for properly it will last generations. It doesn’t come with cushions, however, there is a wide variety of Sunbrella cushions available for this model sold separately.
If you are looking for high-end outdoor furniture this teak storage bench adds timeless style to any outdoor space.
Best Price – $990
Suncast Patio Seat
We added this mini patio storage seat to our list for folks who have limited outdoor space.
The storage area in this seat stays dry and it’s small enough for tight spaces like balconies. It measures 20 x 30 x 29 inches. It’s also easy to assemble and requires no tools.
The bottom of the storage area isn’t constructed with the same heavy duty resin that the rest of the chair is made of.
This model provides ample storage in a small footprint. Perfect for small decks and balconies.
Suncast Patio Bench
This light taupe patio bench made our list based on its price. We found it to be the least expensive storage bench going.
This bench assembles in minutes with no tools required. At $118 it is well priced among synthetic benches and with 50 gallons of storage area there is plenty of room for all of the backyard items.
We found the look of this bench to be a bit bland compared to some of the other benches on our list. Its monotone design doesn’t have a lot of flair.
If you are looking for a no-nonsense no-frills bench with a lot of storage room and don’t want to spend a lot of money this is a good solution.
Rubbermaid Patio Storage Bench
A solid storage bench with a small enough footprint if space is limited. Well priced within the resin
Rubbermaid is known for their solid construction and this bench is another example of that. Double reinforced wall construction makes this bench heavy duty.
While there is good storage space in this model it does have a bit less room than some of the other benches on our list.
If space is limited this bench is a good option. It is very durable and can handle a lot of weight for your larger guests.
If you are looking for even more storage space check out our articles on storage sheds for small spaces and trash bin sheds.
Do you know of a functional patio storage bench we should add to our list? Let us know….leave a comment below.
From the storage benches you have reviewed there are two under serious consideration for me – the Keter Eden bench and the Rubbermaid bench. They are both reasonably priced with decent storage. However, they need to be fairly sturdy and able to withstand both our kids and the dogs! Which do you think would be most suitable?
I personally like the Keter outdoor products. I think they are a good value as you pay a bit more for the rubbermaid name. Good luck with your search!
First off, great post. Really, a nice list of outdoor benches.
I think I like the second one best, the Suncast Loveseat With Storage, because it looks like you’d be able to lean back. Plus, you’d get to lay down too if you want. And it’s $148, which isn’t that bad.
If you were to chose only ONE, which one would you go with?
Hi Julian – thanks for stopping by the site! I tend to agree with you. I also like the Keter products.