Published at Monday, April 09th 2018. by Shelia York in Bench Design.
First lets discuss: What is a room? Basically its an enclosed space. There are walls, a ceiling and a floor, some windows and a few doors. Even if your house has an open floor plan where you have one or two large interconnected rooms, rather than a series of smaller rooms, there are areas within those large rooms that are partially enclosed, not with walls, but with elements like decorative screens, potted plants, or bookshelves. This sense of being enclosed, thus protected, is what makes a room comfortable to be in. There are other things that bring a feeling of comfort but they are secondary to this primary sense of enclosure.
A kids room never seems to have enough storage to keep it tidy and organized. Still, an indoor bench with storage baskets gives them a place for storing those fashion dolls and tiny race cars. An indoor bench with a deep storage space is the perfect place to put away dress-up costumes. And you can neatly lay out tomorrows school clothes on the seat so the morning rush is a little less complicated.
A logical place for an indoor bench is inside the front or back door. Its a place where we can sit down to change our shoes or put on our boots. If its got the proper storage, we can use it to tuck away the backpack that too often goes missing in the morning, or the library books that have to go back before we pay a fine. It becomes a regular stopping place when we get home or just before we leave for the day.
If storage is not what you had in mind by purchasing an indoor bench, then think about what other kind of use it will be for. If the bench is for people who are removing their shoes at the door, then you may want a smaller bench that will fit in the entryway. Just remember to measure the amount of space that is available before setting out to select the right bench.
This multi-tasking bench has also evolved into a media bench, where you place your flat-screen TV. The media bench is designed with storage cubbies below to place all the essential electronics and store the DVDs you want to keep handy. A bedroom has always been a welcome place for a bench. Sit down there to slip your shoes on and off; theres no need to mess up a freshly-made bed. Place your suitcase on the indoor bench to pack and unpack without straining your back. If its a bench with storage, keep your spare sheets and blankets inside.
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