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Practical Bench Storage

A custom banquette stows cushions in rainy weather.

The seat of this bench lifts up to reveal space beneath for chairs, pillows and outdoor serveware. In a small backyard in the city, storage space is invaluable. The loose seat cushion was made about 20 inches shorter than the banquette to allow room for potted plants.

See more before and after photos of this makeover in our photo gallery.

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