Buying furniture is a simple way to spruce up any area in your home without too much effort.
Nevertheless, furnishings aren’t cheap. While some pieces can be used for decor, it is only smart to buy home additions that are as beautiful as they are useful. Arguably, benches are one of the most versatile pieces of furniture that you can buy. Not only do they have the ability to tie a look together but they are also functional. They can be useful in your yard and the right kind can be used as a visual anchor.
In the market for a bench? Choosing the right type is easy if you consider the factors below:
Where in the World: Area of Use
There are different types of benches you can choose from. The different types are usually determined by where in your home you'll need them or what function you intend to use them for.
Before making a purchase, determining the exact place you’d like to place your new bench should be your first consideration. And having an idea of how you will use the bench will make buying an easier process.
Size Matters: Space
In buying a bench, or any furniture for that matter, it is important to consider how much space you have to accommodate the new piece.
When it comes to benches, it is good to remember that a good piece can fit two - three adults comfortably. Any smaller and you are buying a stool, not a bench.
Show Me What You’re are Made Of: Material
In choosing the right bench for your home, another consideration is the material that was used to build the piece. There are several materials you can choose from depending on the location of the needed bench and the items in that area.
Wood is arguably one of the most popular materials used for crafting benches. It is durable and versatile. Wood lends a natural and homey look to any space. It can be decked out with accessories or customized to make the piece of furniture more stylish and comfortable.
Talking Dollar Signs: Cost
For the most part, benches are affordable additions to your home. A good basic wood bench from a reputable furniture maker is worth its price. Especially when you factor in the cost of labor. Smaller designs for your entryway are easily less than $500.
As with any purchase, before making a trip to the store or buying online, it is smart to set a budget you are comfortable with. This way you can set your expectations as to how many benches you need and buy them on sale for affordability.
Taking Care of Your Wooden Bench
It is important to take care of your wood products and benches properly so that they will last longer.
For the most part, wooden benches are easy to maintain. All you need is soapy water and five minutes of your time and you should be good to go. If you want to make it shine apply oil on the surface once a year.