Bought this as an update/conversion to my small front foyer. I needed something with utility, storage and it had to look chic as I walk in the front door. I store towels for my swimmer in it to grab and go to practice, since I do not have a mudroom. Works great. Love the hinges, they are of good quality to open and close. NIce modern look and comfortable. My teen even hangs out on it at times. This was a great purchace at a great price, I am very pleased.