This kitchen island is fantastic and, in my opinion, definitely worth the price! We live in a 1 bedroom apartment in NYC and use the island to help separate the eat-in kitchen into cooking area and eating area. It's been a great addition to our kitchen and we love the extra storage and prep space. The quality of the wood seems strong so far and the piece visually looks much more expensive than the actual price. It's easy to put together - 1 person can probably do it within 30-40 minutes (no where near as complicated as some IKEA furniture). I highly recommend it!
This island enhanced the beauty and function of my kitchen. I have traditional off white cabinetry, black granite and stainless steel appliances. This island adds a contemporary element and beautifully coordinates the decor. The openness keeps the kitchen airy. I store wine bottles on the top shelf and purchased baskets at target for the bottom shelf where I store kitchen linens and cookbooks. I've gotten compliments from all who enter! The price is an exceptional value. My advice is to read the directions entirely (twice!) before assembly. My husband, the engineer, had to take it apart twice, because all pieces look exactly the same, but they were upside down and backwards.
I bought this piece seeking extra storage in my kitchen. It's a good size and height and feels very solid. I give it a thumbs up! It was easy to assemble though it is heavy so I recommend assembling it near the final place of use. I find the shelves very useful. They are sturdy enough to support bottles of wine and liquor (one of my concerns prior to purchase). I made the mistake of thinking the top would be able to be used as a cutting board (ala butcher's block). While the top is pretty, it is not that kind of surface. I also wish the extra towel rack on the side could be installed on either side. Those things aside, I would definitely recommend this piece. Good price, very useful and the drawer, is a nice touch for extra storage.
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