I'm pleasantly surprised by the quality of this bench. I've searched in other online stores and this is the cheapest one of the style I want so I really wasnt expecting much. But really, this exceeded my expectation. The product was very well made and the materials used are very good. Delivered in 2 days too.
This is a nice ottoman and a good but not great buy. I was looking for a white ottoman, about as white as it appears on the picture. I was shocked when I opened the package and found it to be sandy/taupe. WAY different than I expected. i realize pictures dont really show the true colors of furniture, but this is as different from the picture as I expected. I honestly thought I had overlooked a color choice button and ordered the wrong color. It was too much a hassle to package it and send it back, so my daughter took it off our hands,. Very disappointed as this looked like the perfect ottoman for us.
I love this bench, BUT the color is so different than the picture! I would call it a taupe color, definitely not white or ivory. When I put it in the place I wanted it, the taupe color looked awful against my yellow wall. I had to send it back. But, it is a beautiful piece of furniture.
The extra storage was my primary driver for getting this bench, and there is plenty of it! I easily fit in 3 very large (queen/king size) blankets, 1 smaller one, and a couple of throw pillows. The hinges on the lid are 'static' -- if you open it up, the lid stays open. I prefer that to a self-closing lid. On top of the storage, the bench is very well constructed, and feels very solid -- solid enough to serve as extra seating for 2 if needed. Overall, very happy with the purchase, especially considering the great deal I got!