After having a four-poster bed reminiscent of "princess and the pea," which was impossible to get in and out of, this bed is a perfect! It came in 4 heavy boxes, so I was thankful I have an elevator in my building. I built it completely by myself and only found installing the slatted frame onto the bed frame challenging. Don't be alarmed when you can't get the slatted frame to go down. I thought there was something wrong with the hydraulics, but it just needed more weight than I could bear with my own body weight. I have a deep pocket mattress and the weight of the mattress was enough to lower the frame into place. The bycast leather is not "real leather," but so what...you would never know it. It looks and feels just like leather and has a very high quality appearance. My biggest concern was that the bed would squeak being that the mattress is somewhat suspended on the wood-slatted frame. But it does not squeak and the slats provide excellent support. My favorite part is all the storage underneath. Absolutely perfect for condo living! I highly recommend this bed!