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Choosing lawn benches: What to consider

by Barry Segal 09/21/2022

While many regard lawn benches as a ubiquitous and utilitarian outdoor feature, the right bench can make a stylish statement in your outdoor living space. But how do you choose the best bench for your yard?

Here are some of the key factors to consider when shopping for the perfect garden or lawn bench:

Locations & surfaces

A perfectly placed seat can be a valuable reprieve from the elements. If your outdoor living space gets plenty of sun, consider adding a bench where you can sit down and enjoy the shade. Conversely, if rain frequently hinders your outdoor fun, a bench located under an awning or umbrella makes the perfect place to enjoy the great outdoors while warm and dry.

On a more mechanical level, the surface below the bench is important to consider as well. For example, do you have flagstones, brick or another type of uneven surface? Certain types of benches can be off-center and uncomfortable unless placed on a perfectly flat surface, while others can adjust to an uneven foundation.

Materials & styles

Outdoor benches don’t have to coordinate perfectly with the rest of your outdoor space or backyard decor. However, if you want a bench in a specific architectural style, design and materials matter.

For example, English or French style gardens are the perfect setting for an ornamental cast iron style. A more contemporary yard would call for a sleek, modern style of bench with clean lines and lack of embellishments. The classic wooden bench could work in either context, but whether you add stain or paint color depends on the aesthetic you hope to achieve.

A bench might seem like a simple furnishing, but once you get deeper into the possibilities, it's easy to feel overwhelmed by choices. If you’re interested in finding the perfect bench for your outdoor living space, consider these key factors to guide your decision.

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Barry Segal

Barry Segal, grew up in a family-oriented Real Estate and Business environment. In his early teens, Barry showed an interest in architectural design, farming, and land utilization. Later, Barry entered the Florida Real Estate Industry in 1985, recalling: “… back in those days, Real Estate was not as glorious as it appeared”. Barry’s creative mind leads him to focus on what he saw lacking in the industry: The availability & ability to use systems to the clients’ advantage. This focus led him towards Business Consulting, where he was lured into the Jewelry Industry, where integrity, customer service, and quality were vital areas to long term success. After spending 18 years in downtown Miami’s Jewelry Mecca; The Seybold Building, Barry finally decided to return to Real Estate. Barry is excited to connect his experiences and lead, with integrity, dedication and focus on our Buyer and Sellers’ individual needs. The XLN Realty Group, now covers a great portion of the South Florida region; expanding to over 20 counties in the State.