Outdoor benches make great seating options. Sometimes seating is all you really need in the form of outdoor furniture. In that case, patio benches are especially ideal. Even if you already have a fuller compliment of patio furniture, though, benches are still a fantastic way to enlarge the number of people which you can comfortably seat. After all, creating comfortable places to sit is perhaps the most important goal of outdoor furniture in general. You aren't always outside to enjoy a meal or sunbathe, but there's seldom a reason to be outside for any length of time which couldn't be made more enjoyable by having a good place to sit.
Of course, outdoor benches are more than just good places to sit. Outdoorbenches are great places to sit! They're sturdy places to sit, too, especially if they're made of wrought iron or steel. Of course, if your benches are made of wrought iron or steel, then you're probably going to want some cushions to make them a little more comfortable. That's no problem. Most of them come with cushions anyway. You even get to pick the color and pattern of the fabric, as well as its quality grade. If you're not interested in wrought iron or steel, don't worry. There are plenty of other materials available, too.
In fact, one of the other materials you could choose for your patio benches is recycled plastic. Recycled plastic patio benches seem to become more popular every year. In fact, they even use them at Disney World! They look great, and you'll have the satisfaction of knowing that you're doing something to help keep our planet a little cleaner. Your grand kids will thank you, but probably not while they're sitting on your benches. At least you'll be spending time with them, though, forming memories that will last forever.