Sears' Chelsea Breakfast Nook was my family's early gift to ourselves this Christmas. We have a small home, so space is limited. Our old dining table was very nice, but it was much larger than a family of three needed, and it took up valuable space in our living room because we could barely fit it in the kitchen. This nook’s complete set manages to seat six comfortably while fitting nicely into the corner of our kitchen, freeing up a lot of walking space for us. The bench slides under the table when not in use to free up even more room, which is an added bonus. The best part, though, is that the corner unit’s bench seats open like chests, offering a nice amount of storage space as well.
Once assembled, this table set is very attractive. Assembly was time-consuming and a bit of a pain. However, everything you need comes included and the instructions are very clear and easy to follow. The set is made out of pine, meaning it is an affordable option for families like mine on a budget, but it also makes the assembly somewhat of a pain. You have to be extremely careful when drilling or screwing something in so as not to split any wood. If you are going to assemble this set yourself, start by drilling into the pre-drilled holes before putting screws into anything to help avoid splitting. The pre-drilled holes are worthless until you do this. Apart from that, everything comes together nicely in the end and the table has been an attractive addition to our house since we got it. As it is pine, though, it will scratch easily, so care must be taken to maintain the set.
Chelsea Breakfast Nook