Size: addressing some comments I have read about this being so small - yes, it is! So are children. And I quite like it. Children do not need a full sized kitchen, nor have I found they bemoan small counter space as adults do. My children happily have played with a kitchen made for an 18” doll, so when I read about the size, I wasn’t concerned. While I do own the base and currently use it, even without the base, the kitchen is tall enough to please my nearly-5 and almost-2 year old children, and they are both above the 90th percentile for height.
Aesthetic: yes, all there! I love color, and I really love natural materials. You’ll notice this isn’t “colorful,” but it’s a wonderful blank slate of sorts near which for me to add a shelf of our little floral tea set, or hang a delightful print, or outfit with all our colorful food and pots and pans. This keeps things from being visually overwhelming. And yet, it’s not “blank.” So much care and attention was clearly given to every detail of this piece.
Practical matters: it seems very sturdy, nothing seems lose or threatening to fall off, and it is easily wiped clean. And it came out of the box ready to be played with (with the exception of the paper towel dowel, which we opted to not install anyway).
My one complaint: this actually hasn’t to do with THIS product, but rather in conjunction with the add-on stand. I also purchased the stand, and I am thankful for this option. I think, however, that it would be beneficial to create some way for the stand to securely connect to the kitchen, because my 2-year-old has pulled the kitchen down on himself twice. He’s learned his lesson, but I will certainly have to take it off this stand when future, littler children are playing with it.
This is very well made and it’s beautiful. It is WAY smaller than I realized. It’s perfect for my one year old but she will outgrow it more quickly than I thought.