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Built-In Deck Bench Ideas to Enhance & Inspire

November 10, 2020

When it comes to achieving your ideal outdoor living space, an enduringly beautiful deck is just the beginning. Once you’ve locked in your foundation, you’ll also want to think about one of the most important components when it comes to enjoying your outdoor escape: seating. Your options will break down into two categories: temporary seating and permanent. If you want to take your deck design to the next level, permanent seating may be the option for you. You need inspiring deck bench ideas.

Choosing built-in deck benches crafted from TimberTech® composite decking means you bring the promise of Better Tech, Better Deck™ to a critical design element. It also means you enjoy benefits like:

  • Enhanced design
  • Better long-term value
  • Superior performance

Grab a seat and let’s get into all three.

Why Choose Built-In Deck Benches

If you choose a TimberTech deck, you choose an outdoor living space crafted from material that’s unrivaled in the industry. You’ve invested your time, funds, and care into a space you and your family can enjoy for years to come. Why shouldn’t your outdoor seating perform at the same level?

Built-in deck benches come with some serious benefits:

Enhanced Design

Built-in benches lend a design-forward architectural element to your space, elevate your overall design scheme, and differentiate your deck in the neighborhood (careful, though — they might just be so attractive, guests won’t ever want to leave).

Better Long-Term Value

Built-in deck benches made from TimberTech composite decking enjoy the same lifespan and gorgeous aesthetics as your deck surface. They won’t need to be replaced with the frequency other furniture does, so you’ll save money in the long run.

Superior Performance

Built-in composite benches mean you get peace of mind. You won’t need to worry about harsh weather blowing furniture around, nor about weathering agents harming the appearance or structural integrity of your seating.

Deck Bench Ideas for an Inviting Outdoor Space

Still need deck bench ideas to help you visualize your ideal backyard build, but not sure where to start? Begin by asking yourself these questions:

  • What is my preferred aesthetic?
    • Am I eclectic and modern?
    • Am I more traditional?
  • What are the right deck bench ideas for my type of deck?
    • For a rooftop deck, consider adding built-in benches to a dividing wall (pictured below).
    • For a smaller deck, consider doubling the function of your benches by anchoring them with planters (pictured below).

Eclectic & Modern

If you want truly statement-making deck bench ideas that capture unique-chic design, go with Multi-Width Decking and curved built-in benches.

Heat-Bent for Cool Curves

The TimberTech® AZEK® Vintage Collection® comes in three different widths — narrow (3.5”), standard (5.5”), and wide (7.25”) — and can be heat-bent into gently winding benches.

Choose the nature-inspired boards from the Vintage Collection as the seat of your built-in benches to stay ahead of the design curve.

Deck Bench Ideas featuring TimberTech AZEK Vintage Collection Multi-Width Decking

Heat-Bent Benches >

Heat-bent, Multi-Width benches. Enjoy an outdoor seating solution that’s anything but ordinary.

EXPLORE MULTI-WIDTH

Traditional

If you prefer traditionally right-angled benches, we also have deck bench ideas for you.

Classic, With a Twist

For a smaller deck, consider bringing dimension to your space with elements like benches, railing, or planters will draw the eye outward and up. But then again, why not have your cake and eat it, too?

Deck Bench Ideas featuring the TimberTech AZEK Vintage Collection in Coastlie & Dark Hickory & Premier Rail

Uniquely Chic >

Mix and match traditional elements for a classic look with a twist. Anchor your built-in composite benches with permanent planters, then balance the overall effect with partial railing.

EXPLORE COMPOSITE DECKING

Cozy Built-Ins

Have a rooftop deck? Double the functionality — while still showcasing your design savvy — with permanent benches built into a privacy wall.

Built-In Deck Bench Ideas featuring Timberech AZEK Vintage Collection in Coastline

Built-In Beauty >

Ideal for rooftop decks or outdoor living spaces with shared sightlines, privacy walls help enclose a space — and provide great backdrops for permanent composite benches.

GET MORE BENCH INSPIRATION

Now that you have the deck bench ideas to spur your backyard build, it’s time to partner with a professional. Find a local TimberTech-registered contractor in your area, then prepare to kick back and relax on your posh, permanent outdoor seating.

Bring the Beauty of TimberTech to Your Backyard

Work with one of our registered contractors for a build that transforms your outdoor living space.

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