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|Product Type: Kitchen Island||Base Finish: Antiqued White|
|Counter Finish: Wood||Hardware Finish: Wood|
|Distressed: Yes||Base Material: Wood|
|Counter Material: Wood||Hardware Material: Wood|
|Solid Wood Construction: No||Number of Items Included: 1|
|Style: Traditional; Coastal; Cottage/Country||Exterior Shelves: Yes|
|Drawers Included: Yes||Cabinets Included: Yes|
|Stools Included: No||Stemware Storage: No|
|Finished Back: Yes||Product Care: Clean with a damp cloth|
|Country of Manufacture: Thailand|
|Assembly Required: Yes||Additional Parts Required: No|
|Product Warranty: Vendor replaces parts for 30 days|
|ISTA 3A Certified: Yes|
Serves the purpose nicely
Jobi from Mt. Pleasant, SC – Verified Buyer
We ordered two Home Styles islands, slightly different styles. They both arrived within a week of the ordering date. They were not as heavy as I had anticipated. We have assembled the first one: Not difficult to assemble, but we did have issues. I could only give this 4 stars because of these small problems: 1) a side shelf did not fit into the cut-out on one leg. We had to widen the leg groove very slightly to make it accept the shelf. A small problem but we found a solution, recommend coarse sandpaper on the bottom side of the leg cut-out if this happens to you. 2) Instructions said to leave the protective cover in place on the top piece until assembly was done, so we did. We also assembled the unit on a furniture pad to add more protection. However, after finishing assembly, up-righting the island, and removing the protective cover which was taped on, we noticed a scratch on one corner of the top. I will use some scratch remover and/or polish to try to rub this out. Like other reviewers, we may add polyurethane to strengthen the finish on the top or replace the top with granite to match the rest of the kitchen. Overall time to assemble this took us less than 2.5 hrs, including the hitch with widening the leg slot for the shelf. My husband and I are in our 60s and we did not have any other problems. I was concerned about the weight, but it was not a problem up-righting it. Definitely recommend 2 people to assemble so one can hold while the other works. The island is very unique and stylish and provides exactly what our kitchen needs. We have a lot of brown in our kitchen, and, though the top is a shade lighter than the color shown, it blends well. I would recommend this product to a friend or family and believe it is an excellent value.
Good product; assembly instructions not great.
Cynthia from Alexandria, VA – Verified Buyer
Plus: This product arrived very quickly Plus: attractive piece of furniture Plus: arrived intact with no damage Minus: A long assembly process which I wouldn't normally mind. However, instructions have you put the top face down and then build up from there, ending by attaching the bottom platform. The only problem is that the piece is so heavy (I intentionally didn't even put on doors because I was lifting it by myself), when I attempted to turn the island over to right it onto its legs, the top disconnected from the leg assembly and two of the screw threads which come pre-inserted into the screw holes holding the legs to the top ripped out, disconnecting the entire top.. I had to go to a hardware store and buy replacement threads. Then I reassembled those parts from underneath with the island in its normal position. Had I kown to anticipate this problem, I would have approached the assembly in that manner. Minus: the doors didn't close properly, leaving a large gap between doors. I had to bend the hinges to get the doors to meet in the middle. Also, the drawer doesn't fit tightly either. Good price Listed above
Andrea from Aptos, CA – Verified Buyer
This is more of an island than I thought or expected it to be. It has dual.entry from the cabinets and drawer on both side. This was a bit surprising, but adds versatility as I am certain this unit will be with me for sometime. I have become more interested in pieces that I will own for an extended period rather than just boring for this apartment furniture. The piece is big but not too big. It fits just how I expected in my kitchen. It has good build and bones. One of the panels for the interior cabinets was mounted backwards (came that way) but since it is against the wall I don't care. It looks good and my Mom came over and was like wow!! It holds a lot of items and the drawer fits a silverware tray plus some extras. The make on it is sturdy and my man said it was pretty easy to put together. All in all a good quality unit for the right price. It is what I expected pretty much. Would be nice if the top were just a tad thicker wood. However, I happen to like it alot and the look is nice and fits in with my rustic styled kitchen. Happy with the purchase and like the look!!
great looking island
Elleen from Montclair, NJ – Verified Buyer
my husband and I ordered this island for a rental unit. We were somewhat skeptical at first due to the fact that we had to put it together, but figured give it a try. Came in two boxes, with instructions and all the hardware needed to put together. Instructions were very clear and we followed the steps quite easily. Took both of us about 45 minutes to complete. Its very sturdy and everything lines up well. Good value and very happy with our purchase.
Kitchen Island with function
Doreen from Vineland, NJ – Verified Buyer
I ordered this piece on a Sunday and it arrived on Thursday. It came in 2 large boxes and they were quite heavy. Thanks to my husband, he managed to put it together with a little help in just under an hour. The piece is exactly as pictured and very great purchase for the price. I love this piece. It really makes a difference in my kitchen. I can store my crock pot, blender, food processor and canister set in the cabinet which has an adjustable shelf. The drawer opens from both sides as well as the cabinet doors. The only thing I miss is my towel bar. Overall a great buy!
An Unexpected Surprise
Marjorie from Lady Lake, FL – Verified Buyer
Never having ordered furniture online, I was very nervous when ordering. But, I loved the looks of this and so I took the chance. Huge surprise ! The quality far surpassed my expectations. With its quality comes heavy wood which makes this a sturdy item. Nothing will knock this over, believe me. I was alone assembling it. I would advise having two people as this is , thank heavens, a substantially heavy item.Once assembled and in my kitchen, it puts the finishing touch on my small kitchen redo. I absolutely love it and the process to get it to my door was flawless and in only four days. Don't hesitate on this one !!!
Perfect - exactly as described
Melissa from Madison, IN – Verified Buyer
The island is very sturdy and the directions were reasonably straightforward (as much as you can hope for with products like this). It's a beautiful piece, and it's clearly designed to last. The shelves on the side are small, but the dimensions are provided, so customers should check those before purchasing to make sure it will suit their needs. I'm very pleased with this island, and I'd looked around quite a bit before finding this - I'm glad I waited until I saw what I really wanted!
Great product Looks expensive but is not!
joann from Emmaus, PA – Verified Buyer
Deliver was super quick...made the decision to order and was at our door step in just a few days and Free delivery for somthing of this weight was awesome! A big part of the reason I ordered as well! easy to assemble .........lots of bottom storage the Drawer has no stops so it slides through on both sides.......a small thing but could cause some spillage if contents if not aware
Thomas Adam from Strongsville, OH – Verified Buyer
This looks great in my kitchen! It was very easy to put together but needed two people, some of the pieces are pretty heavy. After we first put it together one of the doors would not stay shut but we left it alone and after about a week it loosened up enough to stay closed and we have not had a problem since. Love that it has one big drawer that you can open from either side-super convenient! We do not have a lot of counter space so I have been preparing meals on it for a couple of months and the top has held up great
High quality, Beautiful island
Heather from Lake Tapps, WA – Verified Buyer
I love this island. I use it as a coffee bar. I put my coffee cups on the side shelve (just the perfect height) and store all my coffee stuff inside. There is quite a bit of room inside with 1 shelf dividing the space. I have had it for almost a year and it has worn well. Very good quality and sturdy and beautiful. I get compliments on it all the time.