The piece itself is excellent. I love the color of the fabric along with the cherry wood color of the base. It works perfectly for the look I was going for. The bed is sturdy and well made. I do think the overall price of the bed is a bit high which is why my value rating is lower but this may be more of a personal and recession effected statement than anything related to the actual piece. The extra storage is excellent for anything you may want to store in there. The storage spaces are nicely covered with a soft fabric, which makes it possible to put almost anything in them. Nice feature.