I bought this for my son and daughter in law for their kitchen. They needed extra storage and counter space. The thing they love the most is the pull-out leaf that allows them to sit and enjoy a meal (their kitchen is not laid out to accommodate a small dining table). It is both utilitarian and decorative. It took three of us to get it together only because we wanted to be super careful and some of the pieces were heavy. It went together quite well and the instructions were easy to follow. I'm sure they will enjoy this piece for some time.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Excellent
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Good quality
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Spot on
My husband and I bought this island a few months ago and we live it! It provides us the little bit of extra storage space we need as well as a great work station for preparing meals for the family. The colors were exactly what we were looking for and it is just a really beautiul, solid piece of furniture. The extra drop leaf side gives us extra space when needed but can easily be taken down when it isnt be used. We love our island and would recommend it to anyone looking for one!
This product surprised me as to how nice it really is. It was above my expectations. The packing was extremely well done to the point that unpacking all the parts from the three shipping containers took about a half hour in itself. No complaints about this though. It was a pleasure to see how carefully it was done. Although the assembly was substantial, the instructions were very good and quite easy to follow if you paid attention to the details in the illustration figures and stuck with the step-by-step procedure. Each piece was very well labeled which also helped tremendously with the assembly. About the only thing I would have liked to see would be covering of the exposed screws on the back side of the unit once assembled. It seems like a small matter, but that is the only thing that kept me from rating the product as excellent rather than good as to quality.
This island assembles in about an hour. Is very solid and a perfect size for all my baking. I use it for extra counter space or sit it with my coffee in the mornings reading the paper. I put a light fixture over it and it really looks custom!
Packages came right on time, the UPS Driver was not too thrilled delivering those heavy packages and kinda chunked them in front of my door. Opened all of them up carefully (as instructed). I left the heavy top in the box since it was too heavy for me to move alone (had to wait for help). Everything went together fine, followed the instructions, cursed a couple of times... but all in all simple. Moved the bottom unit in the kitchen, proceeded to put the top on with my helper ......BIG DING IN THE WOOD ..... Found that 3 shelves are also damaged plus the divider for the bottom piece is damaged as well I called immediately, no answer left message. Finished the Island, looks good, if you can overlook that big Ding in the middle of the top. All the other stuff only I know. Called the next day, and sent Email no answer, left message. Calling again today ..... I am guessing there will be another Email/Message. All in all, nice piece for my Kitchen, but getting no reply from the Company really sucks.
I did alot of research on kitchen islands and this one met my needs completely. The price was fair and it came quickly. It is well built and relatively easy to assemble. The directions could use a few more details and pictures would help but we figured it out. All the parts are labeled which really helps. Two people are needed for the final assembly when everything has to line up. I had some old bar stools that I cut to 24" and refinished. They work perfectly and look just like the ones that come with it as an option. Everyone who has seen it, absolutely loves it.
We recently purchased a new home and needed extra counter space and storage in our kitchen. I fell in love with this Island when I saw it online and ordered it. My husband put it together by himself before I got home from work, it is sturdy and was easy to put together. My husband was impressed that it came with an attachment for his drill which made construction even easier. This is a great looking island and I believe the quality is great for the money. I love the added countertop wing and I prefer the look of keeping it up all the time (also helps with the countertop space). Everyone who has visited our home has complimented that they love our island!
Absolutely lovely piece for our kitchen! It assembled easily...however you do need 2 people to assemble properly. I love the additional counter space provided by the drop leaf. We painted ours blue to match the decor of our new kitchen, but could have left it the soft white original to the piece. I would absolutely purchase again.
I've had this kitchen island on my mind for an entire year since we moved into our new home. I was waiting for the right sale to purchase it and recently got it. It has so much storage which is just what I was looking for. I newded to store old China as my new house does not have much kitchen storage. I gave it a 5 star but there is one small concern and it is with the side doors that did not want to latch properly. My son, who put it together, was very concerned about it but I imagine if you were going to get in it a lot it might be a problem, but since mine is just mainly for storage it's not a real concern to me. I'm not sure if it is where the hinges were put on or what the issue was that causwd them not to want to close properly so we kind of had to push them pretty hard to get them to properly latch. I have opened it a few times and they are a little lose and more agreeable now. My son is a college student and he loves building things so we got right to this and had it done in a couple hours- mainly due to unpacking, sorting, karate chopping awesome foam boards with my young one and redundant things, nothing hard. It's sturdy, it's beautiful and I get a lot of compliments on it.
Unbelievable shipping service...order said would arrive in 4 days, actually came in two days! Regarding assembly...several sections came pre-assembled thereby saving much time. Directions were clear and concise. Only assembly issue was that the locking screws didn't lock securely causing some issue when 4 had to be locked at same time - kept coming apart...causing frustration. Also, there was a small space on bottom section after assembly since frame didn't seem to line up correctly. Other than that, there were no problems. These were the only reasons I rated it "Good" instead of "Excellent". Finished product is great...many compliments already. Oh, one more thing...the "distressing" part on the top leaves a lot to be desired...would have preferred plain top instead of this added "feature". I was VERY encouraged and pleased that it was not made in China...seems to be a rare benefit recently.
we are extremely happy with this product, easy to assemble, received it quickly, and I found a 24x24 tile at Lowe's that resembles marble and sat it on top right in the middle of the wood, with a protective shelf liner underneath it, now it gives me the cutting & prepping surface I need without damaging the beautiful wood and it actually looks like it came with it....yes would very much recommend it to family and friends!