I must confess: I have a mild, non-medicated, non-dangerous disorder when it comes to built-in sunken benches. I’m quite frankly obsessed with them. All that neat preciseness of measurements and 90 degree angles really speak to my inner Type A persona. Add in the flexibility of changing cushion covers much more readily than you could a sofa reupholster and my inner ADHD persona rejoices, sound in the knowledge that those easily-bored, change-needing tendencies are being looked after. Eureka!
There is something about this seating arrangement that promotes brotherhood bonding and girly gossip – a need to huddle up and get down to some serious natter. Storage-savvy owners will also remember to create built-in storage under the seats – just lift and load those cushions in the rainy season, or store some blankets under them for those breezy summer nights.
But if I haven’t yet convinced you of the beguiling ways of the sunken pit, just have a scroll through these inspirational pictures and tell me that you don’t get happy just looking at them! They’re social, they’re striking, they’re space-effective and they’re simply Wishtank-worthy!
P.s. Did anyone notice the built-in ice-box in Pic 4? Bloody genius, I say!