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itsmyowndesign I like the look when matched with chairs. it gives choices to the diners. i find kids like the bench and a bench can fit in many more people than chairs, when needed. i also found that my chairs break more easily than the bench without arms for people sit on. and as much as i really didn't want to put in a bench, i did for for the following main reasons: 1) i couldn't buy 12 chairs of the style i wanted. 2. it was the fastest and cheapest way of filling one side of a 10' table. and 3. when looking over the dining room table at the incredible views out the window, the bench is invisible whereas chairs would have all the backs popping up over the table edge, cluttering and distracting the amazing views. and as much as i don't really like the bench, it turns out that i sit at it most of the time instead of the chairs because less effort to sit down.


I like the look when matched with chairs. it gives choices to the diners. i find kids like the bench and a bench can fit in many more people than chairs, when needed. i also found that my chairs break more easily than the bench without arms for people sit on. and as much as i really didn't want to put in a bench, i did for for the following main reasons: 1) i couldn't buy 12 chairs of the style i wanted. 2. it was the fastest and cheapest way of filling one side of a 10' table. and 3. when looking over the dining room table at the incredible views out the window, the bench is invisible whereas chairs would have all the backs popping up over the table edge, cluttering and distracting the amazing views. and as much as i don't really like the bench, it turns out that i sit at it most of the time instead of the chairs because less effort to sit down.


rach71 @decoratingjoy. I've had bench seats in a variety of settings: kitchen nook, on the yacht, dining table, outdoor bbq table. I'd have to say on the whole they are not functional - except in the yacht. They were ok in the kitchen nook, because they were short - only two people each side. But I feel claustrophobic if confined to one during a meal and I notice that there is always a rush on the chairs if there is a choice. Children like them initially for the novelty but end up calling dibs on the chairs. If space is a problem, or if 99% of the time you'll only need half of the table, then a bench can be a convenient way to create both more space and additional seating. In the kitchen, bench seats can be tucked under the kitchen table when you are using it as a preparation space. And in nooks, then built-in benches with lean backs usually fit the space better. For formal dining, they are not suitable.


@decoratingjoy. I've had bench seats in a variety of settings: kitchen nook, on the yacht, dining table, outdoor bbq table. I'd have to say on the whole they are not functional - except in the yacht. They were ok in the kitchen nook, because they were short - only two people each side. But I feel claustrophobic if confined to one during a meal and I notice that there is always a rush on the chairs if there is a choice. Children like them initially for the novelty but end up calling dibs on the chairs. If space is a problem, or if 99% of the time you'll only need half of the table, then a bench can be a convenient way to create both more space and additional seating. In the kitchen, bench seats can be tucked under the kitchen table when you are using it as a preparation space. And in nooks, then built-in benches with lean backs usually fit the space better. For formal dining, they are not suitable.


Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo Jessica A bench in the foyer where I can put on my wellies is one thing. A bench at the dining table is another. I would never use benches at my dining table. For one thing, they simply aren't formal enough for most of the dinners I have when I entertain. They are also uncomfortable even if they are padded because they have no back. They are much more difficult to get in and out of gracefully if dressed up. They force everyone on one side of the table to attempt to sit with the same spacing regardless of if they are my 4 ft. tall granny or my 6 ft. tall cousin whose reach and necessary leg room are different. Also, fitting more people at the same table isn't necessarily better because the lefties and the righties would need to be separated or you'll have the wars of the elbows going on. Individual chairs make it much easier to remove empty plates and serve the next course. 14 Likes Bookmark September 17, 2014 at 9:40AM Thanked by Emily H


Jessica A bench in the foyer where I can put on my wellies is one thing. A bench at the dining table is another. I would never use benches at my dining table. For one thing, they simply aren't formal enough for most of the dinners I have when I entertain. They are also uncomfortable even if they are padded because they have no back. They are much more difficult to get in and out of gracefully if dressed up. They force everyone on one side of the table to attempt to sit with the same spacing regardless of if they are my 4 ft. tall granny or my 6 ft. tall cousin whose reach and necessary leg room are different. Also, fitting more people at the same table isn't necessarily better because the lefties and the righties would need to be separated or you'll have the wars of the elbows going on. Individual chairs make it much easier to remove empty plates and serve the next course. 14 Likes Bookmark September 17, 2014 at 9:40AM Thanked by Emily H


Jessica A bench in the foyer where I can put on my wellies is one thing. A bench at the dining table is another. I would never use benches at my dining table. For one thing, they simply aren't formal enough for most of the dinners I have when I entertain. They are also uncomfortable even if they are padded because they have no back. They are much more difficult to get in and out of gracefully if dressed up. They force everyone on one side of the table to attempt to sit with the same spacing regardless of if they are my 4 ft. tall granny or my 6 ft. tall cousin whose reach and necessary leg room are different. Also, fitting more people at the same table isn't necessarily better because the lefties and the righties would need to be separated or you'll have the wars of the elbows going on. Individual chairs make it much easier to remove empty plates and serve the next course.


A bench in the foyer where I can put on my wellies is one thing. A bench at the dining table is another. I would never use benches at my dining table. For one thing, they simply aren't formal enough for most of the dinners I have when I entertain. They are also uncomfortable even if they are padded because they have no back. They are much more difficult to get in and out of gracefully if dressed up. They force everyone on one side of the table to attempt to sit with the same spacing regardless of if they are my 4 ft. tall granny or my 6 ft. tall cousin whose reach and necessary leg room are different. Also, fitting more people at the same table isn't necessarily better because the lefties and the righties would need to be separated or you'll have the wars of the elbows going on. Individual chairs make it much easier to remove empty plates and serve the next course.


Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo Lisa Williams Such great comments! I love the look of benches and, in fact, have an upholstered faux leather bench and 2 faux leather chairs at my kitchen table. So the bench has been comfortable for casual dining. I'm in my late 40s and I don't avoid sitting there. I also like the idea of using benches against a wall or in a corner with a round table where space may be tight, creating a banquette of sorts. But I do agree about the back support, especially if hosting guests or for holiday dinners, where people want to linger and visit. When I had counter stools, I specifically chose a style that had an upholstered seat and had a back rest, otherwise I find those uncomfortable, as well. Like Bookmark October 8, 2015 at 11:50AM

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