5 Best Garden Storage Benches 2020

5 Best Garden Storage Benches 2020

We’ve created this handy review to look at the 5 best garden storage benches available at the moment to help you choose one for your garden. If you’ve got a garden or patio and need some extra places to put stuff then a storage bench could be the perfect option.

To help you pick the best garden bench for you, we will compare some of the features of each bench, their prices, and also customer ratings in order to give you our recommendations.

At the end of the review, we’ve put together some really useful information to help you to know what to look for when buying a garden storage bench.

What is the best garden storage bench?

You can read the full review of each bench below but our top pick has to be the Keter Eden Garden Storage Bench. There are a number of reasons why we think it’s the best and we’ve listed them below.

Keter Eden Garden Storage Bench Key Features

  • Large storage capacity of 265L
  • Seats two adults easily
  • Keeps contents dry and well ventilated
  • Attractive wood-paneled appearance
  • The lockable lid keeps your contents safe
  • Comes in a variety of colour options
  • Easy clean
  • Fade and weather resistant

The top 5 best garden storage benches of 2020

Below you’ll see the benches we’ve reviewed in our top 5 followed by the full reviews of the top 5 best garden storage benches of 2020.

1) Keter Eden Garden Storage Bench
2) Deuba Wooden Garden Bench
3) Keter- Brushed Storage Bench
4) Hampshire Arbour with Storage Bench
5) vidaXL Solid Pine Wood Storage Bench

1) Keter Eden Garden Storage Bench Review

The Keter Eden garden storage bench is a stylish and well-designed combination of furniture and storage. It really is an attractive piece of furniture that offers comfortable seating for 2 adults with the addition of a lockable storage box with 265l of capacity.

Not only does it offer a fully weather-resistant shell but it also boasts ventilation for anything you store inside. This lovely outside storage bench is perfect for garden tools, furniture cushions, garden toys, and accessories.

One of the best things about the Keter Eden bench is that it comes in three colour options. Choose from a grey, brown or beige wood look panel appearance that will bring sophisticated and stylish storage to your garden or patio.

The Keter Eden garden storage bench wins first place in our review for value for money, style, and the variety of features it offers.

Main Features

  • 265L Storage
  • Seats two adults
  • Keeps contents dry and well ventilated
  • Stylish appearance
  • Lockable lid
  • Variety of colours
  • Easy clean
  • Fade and weather resistant

Storage Bench Dimensions

The external dimensions of the Keter Eden Storage bench is 140 x 60 x 84 cm (L x W x H).

Customer rating

The percentage of customers rating the Keter Eden Storage bench on Amazon at 4 or 5 stars is 79%.

Current Price

2) Deuba Wooden Garden Bench Review

The Deuba wooden garden bench is a very stylish and pleasant looking wooden bench with built-in storage underneath which is why it gets position 2.

This particular bench will suit any garden or patio and is made of sturdy acacia wood giving it a more traditional look than the plastic benches. The bench has plenty of room for two adults and is extremely comfortable due to the polyester bench cushion which comes with it.

Unlike many other storage benches, the Deuba Wooden bench is accessed by a front opening door. It’s got plenty of space for a variety of items and the front opening door means that you don’t have to get off the bench in order to access items inside.

Main Features

  • Suitable for indoor and outdoor
  • Seats two adults
  • Padded cushions with zipper
  • Stylish appearance
  • Made of wood
  • Front opening door

Storage Bench Dimensions

The external dimensions of the Deuba Wooden Garden Bench is 120 x 59 x 90 cm (L x W x H).

Customer rating

The percentage of customers rating the Deuba Wooden Garden Bench on Amazon at 4 or 5 stars is 59%.

Current Price

3) Keter Brushed Storage Bench Review

Keter is one of the premier garden storage manufacturers so it’s not surprising that another of their benches features in our top 5. The Keter Brushed Storage Bench is a stylish and well-designed combination of furniture and storage. It offers comfortable seating for 2 adults with the addition of a lockable storage box with 227l of capacity.

This lovely outside storage bench, similar to the Eden bench is perfect for garden tools, furniture cushions, garden toys and accessories.

The Keter Brushed garden storage bench is good value for money and offers a great degree of style and practicality.

Main Features

  • 227L Storage
  • Seats two adults
  • Weatherproof and UV-resistant
  • Stylish appearance
  • Lockable lid
  • Maintenance-free
  • Easy clean

Storage Bench Dimensions

The external dimensions of the Keter Brushed Storage Bench is 132.7 x 63.5 x 89.5 cm (L x W x H).

Customer rating

The percentage of customers rating the Keter Brushed Storage Bench on Amazon at 4 or 5 stars is 82%.

Current Price

4) Hampshire Arbour with Storage Bench Review

We’ve changed tact a little with our number 4 and have opted for a storage bench with a twist. The Hampshire Arbour with a storage bench is fairly large but offers a degree of shade with your seat.

The Hampshire Arbour stands at 1.97m wide and 2.06m tall, however, it’s beautiful natural wood finish and stylish design means it will fit perfectly in any garden or onto any patio. It can comfortably seat two people, allowing you to enjoy the summer evenings with family or friends in style.

Main Features

  • Seats two adults
  • Beautifully made
  • Stylish appearance
  • Large storage box
  • Made from solid wood

Storage Bench Dimensions

The external dimensions of the Hampshire Arbour Storage Box is 150 x 54 cm (L x W).

Customer rating

The percentage of customers rating the Hampshire Arbour Storage box on Amazon at 4 or 5 stars is 100%.

Current Price

5)vidaXL Solid Pine Wood Storage Bench

The last storage bench on our list is also the cheapest by far. Made from solid pine wood, the vidaXL storage bench is basic but offers storage at a really cheap price!

The bench is sturdy and is equipped with a storage compartment underneath the seat. It can be used to store away general household items, unnecessary garden tools, or furniture covers.

One of the great things about this bench apart from the price is that you can paint it whatever colour you want. Either stain it or paint it, the choice is yours, as long as you coat it with something to protect it from the elements.

The vidaXL bench is easy to assemble and is the perfect choice if price is your main concern and you are looking for a simple storage bench at the right price.

Main Features

  • Made from solid wood
  • Seats two adults
  • Paintable in any colour or dimply stain
  • Easy to clean

Storage Bench Dimensions

The external dimensions of the vidaXL Storage Bench is 120 x 45 x 90 cm (L x W x H).

Customer rating

There are currently no customer ratings due to the product being new.

Current Price

Garden Storage Bench Buyer’s Guide

If you’re wondering what you should look for when buying a garden storage bench then read on. We’ve put together a handy garden storage bench guide below, covering the main points you need to look at when buying a storage bench for your garden or patio.

In the guide below we’ll cover the following topics:

  • Size
  • Price
  • Plastic storage bench or wooden storage bench
  • Bench Cushions
  • Building and Installation

Size

The topic of size covers a number of different points. You’ll need to consider the overall size of the bench, the seat size, and also the size of the storage area underneath the bench.

One of the main points you need to consider when looking at the size is what sort of space do you have in your garden or on your patio for the bench. Garden storage benches come in all shapes and sizes and so you’ll need to carefully measure the location that you wish to put your bench and then find one that will fit.

The next area to look at is the size of the actual seating area. Make sure that the size of the seat is large enough for the number and size of the people planning to use it. Some benches are narrow some are not as deep and so this can obviously affect the seating area and the comfortability.

Finally, the last thing to consider when looking at size is the size of the storage area. Although storage benches don’t offer unlimited space they do offer plenty a degree of storage which is handy for a number of objects. If you’re looking for a garden storage bench then space is obviously important for you so make sure the bench you choose offers a large enough storage area for everything you will want to put away.

Price

Whether you have a small budget or a large budget, you’ll quite quickly notice that garden storage benches vary somewhat in price. The price you’ll pay will mostly depend upon the size, style and material your bench is made from.

As with all garden storage products we would always recommend you spend as much as you can afford as the money you spend will often ensure your bench will last longer.

If your budget is tight then quite often some of the wooden varieties are cheaper. Just ensure that if you do buy a less expensive wooden garden storage bench, that you treat it or paint it accordingly.

Plastic storage bench or wooden storage bench

One of the most commonly asked questions include: Is a plastic storage bench or wooden storage bench better?

Garden storage benches generally come in either wood or plastic but there can be benefits of each. The main advantage of plastic is that it generally lasts longer, requires hardly any maintenance and is easy to clean. Plastic is waterproof and will often keep items stored inside somewhat drier than wooden alternatives.

Although wooden garden storage benches require more maintenance, they often look better than cheaper plastic ones. Wooden benches are often cheaper, can be painted or stained to suit your tastes and also do not look out of place in a conservatory.

The choice over which is best is a personal one. If you want a bench that you don’t want to do anything to then choose plastic. If you want to paint it or are perhaps looking for a more unique bench then go for wood.

Bench Cushions

If you plan to sit on your garden bench a lot then we’d always recommend getting cushions for it. Sitting down on any hard surface can be uncomfortable but a decent cushion will protect your behind!

Although some garden benches come with cushions, you’ll find that they tend to be a little on the thin side so you may find you’d be better off buying a separate one. When you do come to buying a cushion, make sure they are hard wearing and will last a long time. Also, ensure that the cushion you intend to buy will fit your chosen bench. Remember, some benches are shaped and this can mean that although it might be the right length and width it may not fit properly causing annoyance and slippage.

Building and Installation

The majority of garden storage benches will need some form of assembly before you can sit on them. Most plastic benches are very easy to put together and simply clip in. However, wooden benches will often need a screwdriver and some of the larger wooden ones will need slightly more time and effort.

Whether you choose a plastic garden storage bench or a wooden garden storage bench we’d always recommend two people for the job as even smaller benches can be awkward to maneuver.

Finally our shop

No matter what type of garden storage bench you’re after, we hope that the information and guide above have helped you decide on the best for your garden. If you’d like to see a full selection that takes a look at our shop.