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Banquettes with Storage

There's a treasure trove of storage inside the bench of every banquette. Put the space to work and get organized with these ideas.

Make use of hidden storage inside the banquette of your dining room or kitchen. The wood-frame construction of the bench yields unused space beneath the seat. Consider these options for banquette storage and get ideas for storing your stuff.

Access a banquette interior by adding a hinged door on the bench seat, open drawers in the front or sides of the base, or cabinet doors that swing open to reveal space inside. Other banquette storage options include bins that tilt out—or leave the base open so the contents remain on view in baskets or bins.

If the seat lifts like a lid, be sure it's equipped with a special hinge that safely holds the lid open when needed and closes slowly—especially if children will be using the storage.


Banquettes with storage can hold a wide range of items, including:

·        Table linens

·        Decorative pillows

·        Paper party products, such as plates and napkins

·        Children's games and toys

·        Craft supplies

·        Pet food and gear

·        Books and magazines

·        Seasonal kitchen gear

·        Household filing

Organize banquette drawers using divided inserts or vertical dividers; baskets or bins made of canvas or metal can be used to corral small items behind cabinet doors or on the shelf of an open banquette base.

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