By Bi5MiLl4hRunamuckfestival. Dining Benches. At Thursday, November 15th 2018, 03:33:10 AM.
Unlike dining chairs, benches don't necessarily have to be purchased as part of a table set. You can buy it either as an extra, or find a statement piece that has the same general style, color or embellishments as the table.
The reason for this is that bench seats take up quite a bit of space and cannot be easily moved from their static location. If you think about it, how many times have you seen someone take a bench seat from a dining room to the kitchen to add additional space? It's not very likely, although if a room has sufficient room and a seating arrangement that would not change often, there very well could be a use for a dining room table with a bench seat. This is not to say that a bench seat is not useful, but having one in a dining room can severely limit the mobility and space of a room.
More and more you're starting to see benches as part of thoughtful, intelligent kitchen designs. Once totally out of fashion with homeowners who wanted tables and chairs instead, an indoor bench is now chic and stylish. You'll find lots of tables being marketed with an indoor bench these days, whether it's a single bench to go along one side or two benches, one for each side. Chairs on the end are options either way to increase seating even more.