By Bi5MiLl4hRunamuckfestival. Dining Benches. At Thursday, November 15th 2018, 03:39:56 AM.
Benches have some benefits chairs can't offer. First, they can usually hold more people. Where chairs are pretty much one seat to a customer, it's not too tough to squeeze an extra person onto an indoor bench in the kitchen, especially if the extra people are children. In fact, a bench is an ideal solution for families who have a growing family and where space is at a premium.
But a desk, and a modern dining table for that matter, use a standard chair or stool as its matter of seating. A picnic table and some other outdoor tables use benches in lieu of chairs or stools to seat people. Although common for the outdoors, an indoor table rarely uses a stool for place settings. Can this still be classified as a table? By definition yes, although in today's modern interior having bench seats anywhere in the home would be considered a major decor gamble.
Finally, if you put a premium on storage, consider getting a chest bench with built-in storage. These work best in a kitchen nook where the bench itself doesn't need to be moved since it can get heavy when filled. This is a great place to store your linens, seasonal kitchen décor or serving ware, holiday plates, candles and other things that you don't always need, but need nearby.