10 Ways to Use Benches
"Warming the bench" takes on new meaning when used as a feature in modern homes. From patio perches to living room seats, the versatile piece of furniture is a welcome addition in the 10 residences featured in our slideshow.
A built-in bench helped architect Davor Popadich keep costs down for his New Zealand abode and adds a distinctive look to the interior. "I detailed the house so its construction would involve as few tradespeople as possible," he says. "For example, the internal doors, the built-in seats, and the bathroom and kitchen cupboards were all made onsite by the builder—and the built-in seats saved us money on furniture." Photo by: Simon Devitt