The homeowner had just moved in and wanted the backyard to be more reflective of themselves. Phase 1 was the patio area. After leveling and expanding the patio area, they then looked to adding interest and seating to the patio. The solution was raised planter beds for growing herbs, vegetables and flowers that also included seating with storage. The seat part of the bench pulls out to give access the storage area below. The raised planter bed/bench combination helps define the patio from the rest of the backyard while not taking up valuable patio space. Now the homeowner has a nice place to sit in the evenings while being immersed with plants.