This island is beautiful in my kitchen. Not only does it look beautiful, it also provides additional work space and storage. I couldn't be more pleased. PS. I put this island together by myself, except for the top which was too heavy for me to lift.
I have gotten a lot of compliments on this piece and it is a very nice addition to my kitchen (I have a black refrigerator and stove as well). you need at least 2 people to assemble it. the instructions are fairly easy to follow. there was one drawer glide busted off a drawer; I ended up just fastening the glide with some more screws and I think it will be OK if the wood doesn't bust again.
I just love this kitchen island. I've had it for two months now. It is heavy duty & well made, including the stools. You must assemble the unit but that is easy & instructions are clear. I assembled it by myself but it would have been much easier with a second pair of hands, especially when placing the top on the unit. For the price you can't find anything better!
My wife and I were looking for something to replace our dining room table in the kitchen because it's taking up too much room. Also, we have limited storage in the kitchen, so we found this item and it has lived up to its purpose. It's easy to assemble and looks great in the room. It's height makes it great as an island for food prep and the fold out leaf makes for a good place to eat or even do work when necessary. The storage areas are a bit small, but definitely usable. Overall, I'm impressed.