Benches serve a practical and a no-fuss purpose. You can sit on them and sometimes you use them to lie down, or perhaps they can be used as a table to put temporarily some things on them. Outdoors, these benches are perfect spots to have a nightcap; or have a small campfire. However, these benches that will be featured today are not your ordinary benches. These are fully functional benches that serve another purpose: extra storage. When you have things for the patio or the garden outside and wish to place them somewhere more accessible, these outdoor storage benches are simply perfect for the job. Here’s a collection of 20 gorgeous and functional storage benches that have successfully combined aesthetics and practicality into a furniture. These storage benches are situated nicely outside and perfect for relaxing when outdoors but also suitable for extra storage. These are not solely for sitting but are perfect for your tools needed outside, or stuff that have more purpose outdoors than indoors. Take a look at how these storage benches are incorporated in the garden and patio and you may consider installing something similar in the future. Margot Hartford Photography If you have a patio or porch and wish to have a mini garden as well, a storage bench outside is a perfect way to put your tools perhaps and of course if your bench is waterproof, why not include a book or two to read during lazy afternoons? Anyway, plants and books help take those blues away. MM+J Architects This outdoor garden is majestic. The greens that fill a big part of the space are definitely refreshing. The storage bench in this home is stylish and not to mention, extra-long. The use of patterned pillows that are black and white serve as great accents to this space.