Hey guys, right now I want to review the Homelegance 4730nf Lift Top Storage Bench with Tufted Accents and Beige Fabric, as it’s an item that I heard a lot about lately.
To tell you honestly, I don’t know a lot of things about Homelegance, the company that made it, except that it’s not really a new company on the market. They have a lot of furniture products available actually, but I admit I haven’t tried them so far.
So I will only tell you about what I know.
This storage bench that I chose for today’s review is actually an ottoman, which is some kind of elegant sitting piece, something between a chair and an armchair. They say it’s a storage bench in theory, but I prefer to use it as an ottoman because it blends perfectly with my living room. Plus that it also looks so cool. 😉
Anyway, long story short, it’s time to show you a little bit more about this item.
Product name: 4730NF Lift Top Storage Bench with Tufted Accents
Price: $149.25 (At the time I published this article)
Cheapest place to buy: AMAZON
My rating: 9.50 /10
Worth buying?: Yes it is
So before I get into any particulars of my review, let me show you which are the things that convinced me about this Homelegance storage bench (or ottoman :D), but also the things that I wouldn’t recommend it for.
I’ll try to be as objective as I can, I promise. 🙂
What I Liked About It
- I told you before, I like to use it as an ottoman because it has those good looks of an expensive piece that I need for my living room; so it can be an ottoman and a storage bench at the same time
- I love the fabric: I got the beige finish one and I definitely don’t regret it. It feels so soft and gentle, so it’s exactly the kind of fabric that I want in my living room
- It’s comfortable, I can’t lie (I always tell my guests not to sit on it because it doesn’t feel nice…yeah, you guessed it, I say it because I’m afraid they would damage it 😛 )
- It closes really softly, so it’s not one of those pieces that slam shut
- When it comes to storage, I would say it’s pretty spacious. I mean it’s not like those large deck boxes for outside, but you can store even larger items inside (like clothes, bags, blankets and any other things that cross your mind)
- It’s pretty sturdy for its dimensions, so it doesn’t move or wobble when touched
- It was ready assembled in the delivery box, the only thing I had to do was to screw on the legs (which wasn’t very complicated 😛 )
What I Didn’t Like About It
- It looked larger in the photos, so I was expecting it to be a bit bigger. When I looked at the dimensions (42 x 17 x 19 inches) I realized they were right, that was exactly how large the item was. But in the picture it did seem a bit bigger (so pay attention to this 😉 )
- In my opinion the price is slightly too high. I would have asked around $130 for it, not more because it’s not that large for $150
- It may require at least 3-4 days to be delivered, so Amazon is not very fast with this product (unless you choose faster shipping)
So now, let’s get to some serious information
Just like I told you before, this is the first item I try from Homelegance, so I can’t say I expected to receive something really impressive.
This product sounded pretty well according to the official description, but I worked with furniture so much in the last years that I’m not impressed by any description anymore. Let say I learned to trust a product only after I see it, so I don’t have any huge expectations from anything anymore.
Anyway, as I wasn’t expecting too much, it managed to surprise me. 🙂
A+ for the looks…and for the fabric
Did I tell you before that I love the look of this Homelegance ottoman? Yeah, I think I have… 😛
Anyway, joking apart, I think I was into this item right from the beginning.
I actually ordered it for my bedroom, because I had recently redecorated and I wanted an item where I could keep some cushions and small rugs that I didn’t need anymore.
I could have ordered one of those large deck boxes that I reviewed a lot a few weeks ago, but any of them would have looked horrible in my elegant bedroom.
So I needed something that would suit my room better, something more stylish and better looking. And that was exactly the reason why I chose this storage bench from Homelegance.
However, after receiving it, I realized it looked so beautiful that it was such a big shame to put it in my bedroom, where only a few people could see it. (Yeah, it really easy such a shame to “hide” a gorgeous piece, right? :P)
The fabric is one of those ones that I like so much, with a soft, gentle finish. For me this kind of material will never go out of fashion…You only have to touch it to feel how delicate it is, it’s just so great! I’m totally in love with it.
Anyway, it turned out that I was pretty inspired choosing the beige finish for this storage bench. I wanted to put it somewhere more “at sight”, so the perfect place for this would be the living room, right?
And luckily for me, I had a lot of light shades in my living room, so this storage bench matched perfectly there. Now I guess I don’t have to mention again how well it looked and how beautiful it seemed in my living room.
That company must have thought about my living room when they created it. 😛
It comes 95% assembled
It’s definitely a great relief for me every time I buy items that have a very simple assembly or are partially assembled.
Yeah, I admit I’m not the most skillful person in the world when it comes to technical stuff…
But anyway, to my great relief, this storage bench from Homelegance is delivered almost completely assembled. The top part is all together, you don’t even have to do anything the lid because it’s already placed in the right position.
The only thing you have to do is to screw on the 4 legs, but that’s not extremely complicated. Just pay attention to twist them until they reach the end, because otherwise the bench will feel pretty light and it might even wobble .
But except this, there isn’t anything to worry about, just follow the instructions and you’ll assembled it in a few minutes. If someone as “skillful” as me could handle it, there’s no reason to worry. 😛
I like it more as an ottoman
Yes, I bought it for storage. Yes, I had already planned what I would store in it. And yes, the dimensions were perfect for this.
And despite all these things, I decided to give it up as a storing item and use it as an ottoman. The reason? Oh, well…it was way too beautiful to be just a box where I kept unnecessary stuff…
Seriously speaking now, I preferred to use it as an ottoman in my living room, simply because it looked like the perfect furniture piece that I needed there. And I still stored some minimal stuff inside, but I simply liked it better as an ottoman.
When it comes to comfort, I have nothing to criticize about it. You already know that I love the beige fabric that it has, because it feels so soft and delicate. It’s like you feel the high quality just from one touch.
So I guess the fabric is the main responsible for the comfort because it’s still a storage bench after all.
I mean, it’s empty inside, it doesn’t have any material that would keep it soft on the outside. And the best part is that you don’t feel this, you don’t feel it’s a storage bench with free space inside.
That’s why the producer has my praises for this.
So if you want to use it as a storage bench, you are totally free to do it and I guarantee that you’ll love it too. But it has the perfect looks for my elegant living room, so I prefer to use it as a sitting piece because it’s exactly what I need. 😀
I did expect it to be a bit larger
I know I told you I had no expectations from this item, but judging after the photos from the official site, I thought it was going to be pretty big. I mean, as big as it seemed there…
Let’s say, I thought it was going to be about as wide as my bed, horizontally speaking. And it’s not really so…It’s true that it’s not far from it, but it’s not as wide as my bed, as I thought it would be.
I’ve noticed that this is a pretty common strategy that many online shops use, they picture the products they sell in a white background, so they look larger. It’s obviously a marketing strategy, because they would definitely have less buyers if they put in a regular photo, just like the ones we take.
Anyway, I can’t blame them, because they listed the dimensions of this item right below. I simply wasn’t too interested to take a close look. Just like always… 😛
So if you want to know, it has 42 x 17 x 19 inches. That’s a bit less than you would say looking at this photo, right? Well, that was my case too.
However, I’m not sorry at all for ordering this bench because when it comes to storage, I can’t complain. The space is more than enough for what I needed, so I easily managed to store 2 bathroom rugs and 4 thick pile cushions inside.
Therefore, make sure you’re aware of the real dimensions of this storage bench before you order it. And try not to get an idea about it just by looking at the photos, because they are usually deceiving.
Knowing the exact dimension is a much safer option, because you can find out immediately if this product is what you need or not. I wrote them above, but they are always listed in the description, just that they might be lower on the page or in a place that is not so visible (Guess why? :P).
So keep this in mind for any furniture pieces you buy, okay? It will save you a lot of frustration. 😀
Maybe I would lower the price a bit if I was the producer
Okay, so now that I finished telling you about the technical and descriptive part of this Homelegance storage bench, it’s time to move on to more serious things like…the price. (I know you’re interested in this part, so am I 😀 ).
So…if you read my review so far, you probably understand that this is a furniture piece that I really like, so I recommend it to you too. It looks very nice, it’s comfortable, it has enough storage space, in a word it’s almost the perfect storage bench.
But despite this, I believe they could sell it for a slightly lower price.
Let’s say, around $130-$135. That would seem a more fair price than $149, as it is now. It may be extremely elegant and comfortable, but it’s not extremely large so that I could say it’s worth a lot of money.
Now, I know that $15 make almost no difference. But they would simply make this product much more attractive, that’s the thing. I’m sure a lot more people would buy it if it cost just $130, though $15 wouldn’t change anything. But the offer would seem much better, nothing else.
I don’t think $149 is a too high price simply because for me, this storage bench is one of the best ones I’ve tried in the last years. Plus that it’s exactly the item I needed in my living room. But if it was $15 less I would have said the price was amazing.
That’s how I can explain it best. At least the shipping is free, which makes it up a bit. 🙂
Anyway, I do believe that this Homelegance storage bench has a good price (not an amazing one). So when it comes to price, I don’t really see it as a downside for this item, but rather as a disadvantage that can be corrected.
They do change prices pretty often on Amazon, so an offer with $15 less can come up at any time. 🙂
My final verdict – To buy or to skip?
I won’t mention any other advantage of this storage bench, I guess I said clear enough in the review that it’s a piece that brought me a lot of benefits. So I definitely do not regret having bought it.
If you want my opinion, I advise you to buy it, but only as long as you want to keep it inside, in a nice room. It’s definitely not one of those pieces to keep on a patio or in the backyard.
Anyway, if you decide on getting this storage bench, you could use it both in the living room and in the bedroom. In fact, almost any room could be a suitable place for it, as long as it’s nicely decorated. And I’m sure that most of your rooms are nicely decorated. 🙂
I can guarantee that an item like this one would beautify your room and it would give it an elegant touch, just like its elegant look. So it can’t be a bad choice. 😉
This was my Homelegance 4730nf Lift Top Storage Bench with Tufted Accents and Beige Fabric review, which I hope you enjoyed reading.
If you need any other information that I didn’t mention in the lines from above, please leave a comment and I will gladly answer you.
Meanwhile tell me, what do you think about this storage bench, would you buy it? Or you would prefer a less elegant storage bench?