Benches are so inspiring for me. They are a great option with a versatile use and look great in many spots around the house. Ideal for halls to lace the shoes and get ready before you go, bedrooms and dining-rooms. Check my collection below and you'll be stunned with the options.
This is a bench in the hallway, which can perform two functions simultaneously. It's bench, which facilitates the establishment of shoes. At the same time it is a storage compartment. Here, you can bury a variety of items that the hall can be useful.
It is a piece of furniture that has got a functional role in the house. This bench is made of durable wood in a neutral white color. It includes a supportive backrest and two lower shelves with baskets that can be used as storage drawers.
Life size checker board game with white benches. I'd make the pieces with a hole in the middle; older adults could easily move them with a dowel, but the could easily store in the winter.
have to show Mom this one...may have found a project for the old doors we have moved from house to house...
Oh- I love this! I've been wanting to have an outdoor sink to clean my crops and I need to build a new potting bench with a broken down picnic table we have- already distressed, I don't have to do it :). Maybe a combo is just the ticket!
Davvero una bella idea per il giardino ... Great way to cover up exposed roots and create extra seating in the yard.
An example of built-in kitchen table bench with hinged top or under drawers, pillows or cushion along back.
Fun rustic mudroom idea - just add simple hooks to a stained plank with simple bench below (no need for back). The stain (color, value/depth) is great = warm, natural.
LOVE this bench made from old dining room chairs. And it would look great at an actual dining room table.
Kitchen Island/breakfast nook combo. A good idea to keep in my back pocket. I much prefer the bar stools with an over hang for an island, but then again, I'm always looking for ways to save space, just in case I don't get to build my dream home to spec.
Corners seem to get a bad rap. They are generally regarded as a waste of space. However, with a little ingenuity, these often dismissed areas of our home can become an active and functional part of your everyday life. For example, we think this "Samantha"
Table Makeover: Painted with a soft color; distressed; graphic applied by coloring back with pencil then coloring design in with Elmer's black paint pen; Sanded; Antiqued using Ralph Lauren Glaze in Smoke; sealed with wax.
Situated near the back door and away from the cooking zone, this mudroom built-in holds cubbies and a boot bench for kids. | Photo: Eric Roth
I think I like the idea of a bench with a back and pillows for a kitchen table seat!
Storage for Kids: long bookcase with legs and a cushion makes a great reading bench
No-Sew Fabric Covered Cushion - very cute but watch the height. It looks like you couldn't actually sit at the piano with a cushion this high (which is important if you actually PLAY the piano!
An awkward wall and pass-through between the kitchen and living-dining area in this house created a disjointed feel. Replacing the wall with a peninsula maintained counterspace in the kitchen, while providing the back for a brand-new dining banquette.
Seated Solution A low shelving unit offers a convenient storage solution as well as a place to sit down and put on shoes before heading outdoors. Large baskets are ideal for stashing outdoor gear near an exterior basement entry
Look at what you can make with a door, a cabinet, and some hooks. You could find a 30” wide door and 30” wide cabinet at a home improvement store, attach them, trim them with baseboard, then prime and paint them both. The mirror and cushioned seat
fabulous dining room windows..BUT I would have a long bench with a back instead of the one against the window...much more comfortable
like this - will alter to be large enough to lay down and make the back drop down - possibly add drop down tray
Panka - Indoor/ outdoor bench Panka is a handmade, made to order bench , built with reclaimed wood and recycled steel pipes, hand bent with oxygen/acetylene torches.
IKEA Hackers | Expedit Turned Banquette Seat: A bookshelf turned sideways and given an upholstered backing becomes a chic storage bench.
Organizing Back to School. love the bulletin boards for info, important papers/notes for each kid
Hayburn & Co beautiful white, sand, and linen color scheme with a lovely banquette backing up to an island.
12 Great Kids Rooms: IKEA’s STUVA storage benches topped with cushions, as seen in this image from Finland’s Evening magazine, are perfect in a kid’s room.
19 Lovely Ways A Settee Can Squeeze More Guests Around The Dining Table — DESIGNED w/ Carla Aston
DIY Cinder Block 'sofa': This certainly isn't for everyone, but I love how this cinderblock sofa almost takes on a kid-like quality. It's like it's built out of legos! I'd probably toss a cushion across the bench seat, but I love the plants organically gr
Set Up a Combination of Seating Arrangements. Give an everyday dining space a casual vibe with a combination of seating arrangements, like the wing chairs, curvy settee, and burlap-topped benches that circle this dining table
modern and stylish australian home | tara pearce for altereco via the style files & nordicdesign
Garden Furniture made of stone with fire place, fabulous! have a hill side this would look beautiful in front of
Leg Lift: What it does: Strengthens glutes and lower back How to do it: Lie facedown on a bench with your hips just off one short end. Grasp the edges of the bench and extend both legs parallel to the ground, pointing your toes. Keeping your torso on the
TLC Home "Deck Ideas: Craftsman Themes Fina a Home" - I like the separation of decks by changing the orientation of the planks.
I love how she did this. I want to make a window bench like this for our living room. Jen is a genius.
Sit and Stay Awhile Give your guests a selection of spots to sit and relax by providing built-in seating. (Plus, the more seating your deck offers, the less furniture you have to purchase.) Keep in mind that if you live in a hot, sunny climate, sha
I really like this bench made with the back from two old chairs. The curves of the chairs give it a great look. I also like the distressed painted seat in contrast to the wood of the rest of the bench. - from Dishfunctional Designs: Upcycled: New Uses
EXACTLY what I want! Concrete patio with fire pit and sitting wall... now if I just had a back yard to put it in LOL
adjustable back rest bench so cool! French designer and cabinetmaker Chloe de la Chaise created a limited-edition series of fifty of these benches, produced with options including chestnut, oak, robinia-acacia and moabi.