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Kid's toys and gardening paraphernalia can lead to an unsightly backyard if not properly managed. Rather than lug everything in and out of the garage or shed as they're needed, why not get a decorative backyard bench with storage under the seat?
In addition to being more attractive than rubber containers, storage benches and personal workbenches have enough room inside to store toys, pool gear, garden implements and almost anything else used in the backyard on a frequent basis. One more benefit, of course, is additional outdoor seating. Many storage benches come with cushions to allow one to relax comfortably and enjoy the day.
These benches come in a variety of finishes, including wood and rubber, all treated to withstand the elements. Even though they can be left outside in the rain, it's probably a good idea to store them in a workshop or outdoor shed before the first winter snow.