I bought it as a surprise for my daughter who is away at college, and I think she'll love it. Color: The bed is very pretty, but it is not taupe. Whoever thought so missed that completely. More like a light dove gray/nearly silver color. Shipping and Delivery: To start, the product was delivered on time, a week after I ordered it. All parts were included, with the only exception being the need for a screw driver to secure the slats in place. It came with everything else. Assembly: Easy. I put it together by myself in about an hour. (Female, mom) Size > accurate: Our mattress set has a foundation (not a box spring), so I was glad it fit inside the frame properly. I had a bed previously that had to be returned as it was too small for the foundation (foundations are rigid, so can't be smushed in like a box spring can). Height: If you put it all together with the feet and all, and if you use a mattress set (and not just a mattress), the bed is a little high. Short people might need a boost to get in. However, because it has slats all the way from top to bottom, you might be able to get away with just setting the mattress directly in (no box spring or foundation) if you wanted to - it seems that the slats are sufficient to handle that for the average person. Other: In any case, I also like that the entire bed is wrapped in the padding and fabric. Not only does it look nice, but it also helps when you bump into it in the night. I think she'll love it. I slept in it last night and not a hint of movement. It's solid as a rock.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Not close; product box says taupe as well, so I got the right item, but it is more like a dove gray/silver color.
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Seems pretty solid, all parts were there and I put it together by myself in about an hour. I slept in it last night and it was solid as a rock. I also like that the foundation fits with just a little gap around, so the mattress set won't move around.
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? As expected, except the color