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Storage Ideas Ultimate Guide: 100 Clever Ideas & More • March 12, 2020
15 Outdoor Storage Bench Options For Relaxing With Nature
Written by: Sarah Reyes
Get closer to nature with these outdoor storage bench options! Gorgeous and versatile, they're perfect for relaxing or bonding with loved ones.
Wouldn’t it be lovely to enjoy the great outdoors at your own convenience? A nice and sturdy outdoor storage bench is a perfect addition to your abode. Not only will you get to sit with a loved one while basking in the sunlight/moonlight, you’ll also get to store your much-needed household items as well.
We’ve filtered out the bad tomatoes in the patch and picked out the best ones in the market right now. Here are Storables’ 15 top-rated outdoor storage bench picks:
1. Keter Eden 70 Gallon Outdoor Storage Bench
When you select a bench for outdoors, you need to go for the one that has durability and looks sophisticated. However, wooden benches often deteriorate over time when subject to natural elements (e.g. sunlight) which will eventually result to wear and tear.
Your best bet is to get a faux wood storage bench like this Eden Storage Bench from Keter. Made with top quality UV protected resin, the faux wood complements any sort of exterior finish easily. It’s perfect for both indoor and outdoor spaces.
2. Lifetime 60298
This heavy-duty 130-gallon outdoor deck box also doubles as an outdoor storage bench. Made of high-quality polyethene, this can withstand all kinds of stormy weather. It is water-resistant and protected by UV panels. The lockable lid won’t slam shut, so the naughty little fingers are safe from harm. Furthermore, it’s a top-rated product with 2,325 ratings. What more could you ask for?
3. Lifetime 60254 Outdoor Storage Bench
What sets the Lifetime 60254 apart from other options is its large capacity. This one’s a monster when it comes to size: it contains 150 gallons of storage space and boasts dimensions of 59.3 in. (W) x 25 in. (D) x 25.3 in. (H). Its hinges are controlled by springs, allowing for maximum control on your part. Don’t worry about lurking neighbors – this storage bench has a lock mechanism, so only you have sole access to its contents. This one is built to last and takes after its namesake because after all, it will last you a lifetime.
4. Lifetime 60012 130 Gallon Outdoor Storage Bench
With a 10-year warranty, this product definitely doesn’t fall short in the warranty department. Its high-density polyethylene build is both water and UV proof, while its hinges are made from powder-coated steel for ultimate durability. Perfect to place it right next to your backyard pool. How’s that for an outdoor storage bench?
5. Suncast 99 Gallon Outdoor Storage Bench
Looking for something a little more dainty? The Suncast 99 gallon outdoor deck box comes in white. If you’re looking to host a garden wedding, birthday party or even a christening session for that new-born baby, this one is a perfect storage ensemble for you. Water-resistant and made of poly-resin, the Suncast 90 Gallon Storage Box is perfect for your patio, deck, garage, porch or yard. You can store a wide variety of items in it: pool toys, gardening tools, grill supplies, sports equipment and so much more. Just lay a soft cloth on the surface of the lid, and it’s great for sitting on too.
6. Keter Novel 90 Galon Outdoor Storage Bench
With plenty of capacity for all your items, this can easily become a household favorite. It doubles as a bench for two adults. Also, the deck storage box holds 90 gallons of capacity.
The lockable lid provides protection, so all your valuables and belongings remain safe, for peace of mind. The Keter promise is that it will not peel, rot or rust. Just add a cushion pad on top of it for added comfort when sitting. If hast the faux wooden feel that will give your home a warm and cabin-like feel. Although relatively smaller compared to others in this list, it is jam-packed with features and is an absolute worthwhile buy.
7. Keter Westwood
The Keter Westwood is unique, equipped with hydraulic pistons that allow you maximum control of the lid when opening. With a 150-gallon storage capacity, you won’t be short of inspired in terms of storage with this in tow. What’s so great about it is that it’s made of weather-resistant plastic resin. In addition, it features a natural wooden panel design, so that you can have both of both worlds. Because the plastic material makes it durable, and the faux wood makes it look aesthetically pleasing as well as elegant.
8. Keter Borneo Outdoor Storage Bench
The Keter Borneo is named after the Malayan-archipelago as it might as well be inspired by it. The inlay design mimics rattan, but is actually made of weather-resistant polypropylene. This makes a great outdoor storage bench as it’s highly durable. Furthermore, it can withstand abuse from animals, children and the natural elements. It’s equipped with an automatic opening mechanism for when your hands are full. Also, this can comfortably seat two people. It’s quick and easy to assemble, and lockable too. So that you can ensure that you maximize your time, and protect your resources.
9. Rubbermaid FG5E3900OLVSS Outdoor Storage Bench
We have many reasons why the Rubbermaid FG5E3900OLVSS is one of our favorites. First, this compact storage piece is one to look out for because of its price point. You know you’re getting the best value without compromising quality with this product. This deck box doubles as an outdoor storage bench with it’s double-wall capacity that can host two humans. It’s easy to assemble, and highly durable too. This will resist leaks, dents and even moisture. These are easily some things that an ordinary wooden bench won’t do for you. Plus, the sandstone lid and olive colored panels complement wooden floors.
10. Suncast 73 Gallon Outdoor Storage Bench
This is a beautiful replacement for a typical outdoor storage bench. Although medium-sized, with dimensions of 46″ x 21.6″ x 22.5″, you’re sure to maximize it’s space as there’s plenty of room to store those valuables. The lid easily flips open with its hinges, so you can easily access your items inside. It is water-resistant, so the pitter-patter of rain water droplets will easily flow from its surface. You can have the peace of mind that it’s contents will be free from rust, or mildew.
11. Suncast 50 Gallon Patio Bench with Storage
The closest to looking like a proper outside storage bench from the others, the Suncast 50-gallon patio bench is durable as it is elegant. Have the liberty to rest your back as it is designed with a headboard. You can easily store cushions, pool toys, gardening tools and other knick-knacks as this one is spacious, that is roughly 54″ X 21″ X 34.5″ in size. It is water-resistant so that you don’t have to worry about rust or mildew.
12. Suncast 50 Gallon Medium Deck Box
What makes Suncast a valuable find is that their products are made from durable poly-resin construction. These make their products highly reliable and the same can be said for this deck box. This deck box makes a great outdoor storage bench as it will be resistant to bad weather conditions. It is water-resistant, and will neither fade nor rust. This piece will be part of the family for generations to come. Apart from this, the product comes with a five-year manufacturer’s warranty. Not bad for a pick with 652 ratings? Think again. This will exceed expectations as it is an economical choice considering its high quality.
13. Keter Glenwood
This outdoor deck box can easily seat two adults that have a gross total weight of 530 lbs. It’s large room capacity will make it ideal for storing those hard to find items. Everything will now be within arm’s reach because you’d be able to locate them right away. It’s hydraulic pistons make for a highly versatile, automatic mechanism. Finally, it’s resin construction and built in ventilation ensures that your items are safe and dry.
14. Keter Marvel Plus 71 Gallon Resin Outdoor Storage Box
The 71 gallon Keter Marvel Plus is a treasure box as much as it is an outdoor storage bench. You can unlock it with ease, and pretend to unravel what’s inside. It may be a little less than it’s large-sized counterparts, but this can’t be overlooked. Keter is a brand that is highly rated and rightfully so, as it is made of world class quality materials. This one is truly a Marvel, with so many features. Furthermore, it has built-in handles that allow you to maximize your mobility; you can move it around with ease. And it’s equipped with rollers, so that there’s no need to lug it around and strain yourself. It’s made specifically to suit your needs. Thank you, Keter.
15. Suncast Elements Loveseat with Storage
This may occupy the last spot on the list, but of course, we’re mentioning the last but not even close to the least. What the Suncast Elements Loveseat lacks in ratings, it makes up for with style. This comfortable love-seat is perfect for couples looking to get some alone time away from the kids. It’s easy to place anywhere so you have a vantage point from the patio, porch entryway, or poolside. This outdoor bench is equipped with armrests that allow for maximum comfort as well as relaxation. You can also take it with you on trips, so that you get to have a piece of home. You can assemble and disassemble its parts with ease. Highly durable, this one will not warp, rust or dent. Plus, its multi-resin back wall construction provides lumbar support.
Final Thoughts on Outdoor Storage Benches
We’ve picked out the cream of the crop, and now it’s up to you to decide. Originally, wooden outdoor storage bench options are classy to look at, but really don’t give you the same quality that deck boxes give you in the long term. In addition, deck boxes due to their relative size, give you ultimate space, thus more storage room for you. We’ve given you a variety of options to choose from so that you can find the best one that fit your preferences. Whether it’s resin, polypropylene, wood or any commercial-grade materials in the market, we want you to have durable and versatile products that really work.
We know what it’s like to get the value out of hard-earned money, and our best suggestion is to go the durable route. It may not be the most Eco-friendly choice, but to us, it is the most practical. As long as you have longevity, comfort and sustainability in mind, our list will surely deliver.