I bought a new house about a year ago and it's still half empty. That's because I have a rule that we're not settling for furniture. We wait until we find the perfect piece.These barstools were that perfect piece. And the fact that they were easily half (if not less) the price of other stools I was concidering.....How amazing is that?They look good, fit perfectly under my kitchen island, feel very sturdy and even though I had to buy an extra (I needed 3 and they came in sets of two) it was still a great deal. And the extra one will soon play the role of plant stand or side table or extra seating.