I have always wanted an island kitchen, but my kitchen is way too small and making the appropriate renovation to the house in order to achieve this feat would be quite costly. So when I saw this nifty little kitchen island on Overstock, I just had to get it. And what a difference it has made. Now I have everything I need right on this cart, and because it has wheels, I can move it around so that I can prepare dinner in several places, whether its by the dining room so I can watch my kids, or by the entrance to the backyard deck, so I can prepare food for the grill and pass it conveniently to my husband the grillmaster. Thanks to this convenient unit, I am a cook on the move and It feels great!
I have been searching for a kitchen cart that would work with my space, and loved the granite top of this one. I read all the reviews and this one from overstock was the best I could find for my purposes. Let me begin by saying that if you are trying to assemble or receive this package alone, GOOD LUCK! I am a tiny girl and thankfully the UPS guy brought the boxes into my home for me because LORD were they heavy! After opening everything up and looking at the instructions I felt very daunted by the task, but began my assembly. The instructions are helpful, but not very clear with how the setup should be, so BE CAREFUL as you put it together. Make sure the slates for the doors are all on the correct side (I did this wrong not once, but twice and after having it 90% assembled had to take it all apart to re do it because I had the door holes on the wrong side...let me mention, I am highly educated with a masters degree and have assembled other products very easily, but this one had me stumped). Once you figure out how it goes (so I suppose if you are very handy) it's very easy to assemble. The only issues I had with it, is one of the holes for the leg was not open enough and some of the wood on the leg (luckily not visible from outside) was cracked. The granite top is beautiful, but like other reviewers, mine had a defect. There is a small chip near the corner which was a bummer. Also, try lifting that heavy thing by yourself and YOU WILL BE SORRY! I had to have a friend come over to help me with it because it is awfully heavy and lifting it that high would have thrown out my back. The finished product is wonderful, and it was definitely well worth the money, but unless you are handy or you have a friend/spouse helping you out, be a bit wary of the assembly!
How did the color on site compare with the actual product? As described, just like picture!
Please tell us about the quality of the product. High quality materials
How accurate was the on site description of the product? Very accurate
First off, if you aren't handy, this isn't the kit for you. It's complex and in our case we had a broken part that meant we had to keep everything in the middle of our living room floor, partially assembled for the 2 weeks it took to get the new part to us. As always, Overstock's customer service was excellent, but the mfg. sent the replacement part and it was broken in another place. Fortunately my hubby is handy and scavenged from the other piece and was able to make it work. Okay, that covers the assembly. For the price it is a very nice unit, but it isn't super top grade either.
Once the unit was done and in my kitchen it's been a godsend. We have a small, poorly functioning kitchen. This takes up quite a bit of room in the center, but makes the whole space function so much more effectively it's worth giving up the feeling of spaciousness. The granite top is very functional (remember to seal the granite with a good sealer as stone is porous and easily stains). The two drawers are tiny and will be only somewhat effective. Since we're not using this for wine display the one shelf is a little awkward (built in half dowels to hold wine bottles in place.
All in all we're satisfied.
How did the color on site compare with the actual product? exact
Please tell us about the quality of the product. Good, some minor flaws in the finish and broken parts
How accurate was the on site description of the product? very
The cabinet is great. However when it arrived it had a top piece of the cabinet broken and the granite top as well. Both of the pieces were promptly replaced and I love the piece. It added just the right touch to my kitchen.
How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Actual
Please tell us about the quality of the product. Good
How accurate was the on site description of the product? Same
This island is wonderful! We needed more counter room so I thought this island might be a good fix. It only took my boyfriend and I about an hour and a half to put together and it looks spectacular. This is a great buy; worth every penny.
How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Exact
Please tell us about the quality of the product. Great quality
How accurate was the on site description of the product? Exact
Everything arrived intact and the finish on the wood is black but still faintly shows the grain of the wood, this is good, it does not look cheap or like plastic.
The only issue I have is that some of the middle sections were just slightly malformed, causing a little difficulty in assembly, but once it was together it is not noticeable. Assembled it looks great, the only issue I have I will probably remedy on my own, but I wish the shelf supports could have multiple placements, particularly lowering the open shelf because there is not actually enough room to hang stemmed glasses and store wine.
I love my new bar, the instructions are not really good, they are a big struggle but the item is really cool and just like in the image. It is good quality, not the best like it would last 50 yrs but it will have a good 10-20 yrs life, which is awesome for the price. The design is really nice!
For anyone who considers this (otherwise) wonderful island ... the measurements with towel holder and spice/bottle holder on both sides is 49"1/2 ..... the 43" ++ are just the granite top. We needed to let the towel holder go in order to put it into a niche while not in use ...charliesbestfriend on Oct 14, 2013Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
Hello charliesbestfriend, Thank you for the information and clarification. overstockcustomercare1 on Oct 15, 2013
Hi may I know the dimensions of the shipped pieces of this cart? and also the approximate weight? I am ordering to be shipped outside USA so I need the above information... Thank you!joycecfc on Mar 7, 2013Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
Is there a way to install the shelf that holds the wine bottles lower then pictured ( I see you answered someone's question noting that it was "9 inches" from the bottom to top.) The average wine glass is 8 to 9.5 inches so I'm wondering how to fit both my glasses and bottles there as pictured. Thanks!brownlarkin on Feb 20, 2013Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
Hello brownlarkin, I am sorry but the shelf is not adjustable. Thank you for shopping with us.overstockcustomercare1 on Apr 9, 2013
Is it possible to install the wine rack shelf upside down in order to have a smooth shelf there? Also, is it mandatory to install the glass rack?njbuyer16 on Jan 3, 2013Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
Yes you can install the wine rack upside down and you do not have to install the glass rack.overstockcustomercare1 on Jan 8, 2013
What is the distance between the piece that holds the foot of the stemmed glass in place and the bottom that holds the wine bottles? My wine glasses are 9.5" tall and that space would need to accommodate that height.blondie1022 on Jul 1, 2012Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
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