My kitchen lacked counter space near the stove and I wanted a counter top where I could prepare food and use as staging that also doubled as storage. The island has worked out perfectly for the space I had. Counter top is big enough for a cutting board plus plates. We've also had two people working on two sides. I use the bottom shelf for shorter pots (unfortunately doesn't fit stock pot) and drawer is great for small utensils. It was a felt-ish material, so lined it with contact paper, which made it feel more functional. Great height for preparing food (I am 5'2") It is HEAVY. I think 86 lbs shipping weight. I built the unit myself and it was pretty straight forward, but I couldn't lift it to right side it. The unit does wobble when chopping vigorously because of the wheels. You can lock the wheels to not move, but I think it makes the unit less stable. If I decide it doesn't need to be mobile, I may remove the wheels...
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Close enough. The faux marble looks tiled rather than one sheet but looks fine.
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Sturdy and well-built
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Spot on, got exactly what was described
This item arrived with the granite top off it's attachment. I was lucky to have a friend with good tools (including glue) who drilled new holes as the others were stripped, and was able to repair the top. It is a heavy piece to ship and would have been a chore to repackage and send back. I won't buy items like this on line again. It is attractive, and I would have given much higher ratings had it not arrived broken.