Built-In Benches - Custom Storage Bench Designs

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Built-In Storage Bench Ideas

Designs for Cary, NC New Homes

Built-in window benches and storage nook benches will save space in your new home, while adding multiple types of functionality.

Built-in benches provide extra seating, and can be used to store large items such as throw blankets, pillows, boots, games, and other bulky must-haves, added depending on the location of your bench.

See photos of built-in window benches - some with "secret" storage hidden below and other designed as casual seating spaces - that are perfect additions to Cary, NC new homes.

Built-in Bench Idea #1: Sunroom Window Bench with Storage

This storage bench is tucked to one end of the sunroom. It is small, discrete, and offers ample stoarge space to the surrounding areas.

This window bench design is perfect for a reading nook, a space to sip your morning coffee with a view, and can be converted into a kids' zone as your family grows. 

Window Benches with Storage | Built in Bench Ideas

 Get a full view of the sunroom, here:

Window Benches with Storage | Built in Bench Ideas

Built-in Bench Idea #2: Wrap-Around Window Storage Bench

Bench seating is a popular furniture design. When choosing the best location for a window bench, consider your your breakfast room - where you can use the bench as seating for your breakfast table.

Window Benches with Storage | Built in Bench Ideas


Here is another view of this breakfast room window bench, which flows into the island kitchen.

Window Benches with Storage | Built in Bench Ideas

Built-in Bench Idea #3: Angled Window Bench Design with Storage

Each bench compartment is divided on the inside, for more organized storage.

Beadboard wraps the front of these benches, mirroring the kitchen island cabinets. 

Window Benches with Storage | Built in Bench Ideas

Built-ins are placed throughout this open concept space - with a desk, bookcases, and cabinetry option in each room.

Window Benches with Storage | Built in Bench Ideas

Built-in Bench Idea #4: Media Room with Storage Bench Wall

These storage benches open from the front, rather than top, and are designed for kids to use in this media room / play room combination space. 

Side-opening benches can be a great alternative to top-opening benches, depending on how you wish to use the space.

Window Benches with Storage | Built in Bench Ideas

Built-in Bench Idea #5: Oak Bench

If you love the idea of a bench seating area, but don't think you'll need the storage, consider built in bench options like this oak seat, which runs the full length of this second story bonus room. 

Window Benches with Storage | Built in Bench Ideas

The bench adds tons of seating, without forgoing square footage. The rest of the room is flexible - you can add a pool table, entertainment center with lounge chairs, or game table.

Window Benches with Storage | Built in Bench Ideas

Built-in Bench Idea #6: Custom Built-In Window Seat Alcove

A custom window alcove offers a unique space to add bench seating.

A nearby tucked-in coat closet offers convenient storage.


Window Benches with Storage | Built in Bench Ideas

 This built in bench takes advantage of the space created by the French Country exterior, with one wall extending forward.

Built-in Bench Idea #7: Alcove Window Bench with Storage

While some window benches are designed to blend in - like the oak bench pictured above - others are designed to re-define the space as functional.

Here is an example of how to add a storage bench to an angled room - with wrap-around seating.

Window Benches with Storage | Built in Bench Ideas

Built-in Bench Idea #8: Craftsman Style Storage Bench

Built-in benches can be placed almost anywhere in your new home - from under the staircase to a hallway wall. Your builder can give you some great ideas for how to stack, place and arrange them to suit your needs, best.

Here is a craftsman style bench, located in the living room. This bench is convenient for putting on shoes and storing most-used items, like a jacket or purse (especially when you add hooks for a showcase drop zone).

Window Benches with Storage | Built in Bench Ideas

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Debbie Laity
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I think I do prefer the benches with the storage. I can always use more storage space. 

Sep 21, 2014 09:25 AM #1
Inna Ivchenko
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Built in benches and bookshelves help feed a common buyer craving: the desire for extra storage:)

They look great!

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