I was pleasantly surprised once our Home Styles Americana Kitchen Island was bought home and put in place. It seriously looks like it is a built in island that was part of the original kitchen redesign. If you didn't know that it was out of a box, you would never know that Home Styles has made this amazing mass produced kitchen island, not personalized built in. I love the shelving on the side. It allows my family to have additional storage for our cookbooks and other fun non-cooking related kitchen accessories. In addition, the cabinets of the Home Styles Americana Kitchen Island are deep and create so much additional storage for our kitchen that was originally lacking in proper cabinet space. The Home Styles Americana Kitchen Island is easy to clean and I am able to use practically any household cleaning product on it. I highly suggest that anyone looking to add an island to the kitchen consider Home Styles.