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Recently we completely refurbished our living room and changed every single item and fitting. The Habitat Kilo nest of tables were one of the finishing touches in our room which has accents of blue and green - the kilo tables have coloured steel tops and solid oak legs. The picture on the Habitat site as per the link at the end of this review is a good representation of what they look like in real life - they are quite contemporary and sleek in design, and at £70 (I paid slightly less with a 15% off code) quite good value for money. You will also find Habitat items in store at Homebase and also from Argos since the demise of Habitat on the High Street. My tables are dark blue, pale blue and mustard but this item is also available in shades of grey (no pun intended) and white. You can also buy single tables for £25 each.
In the box:
The tables come unassembled, each being in three parts - the base and two leg fittings. Putting them together was a quick and simple job and the instructions in pictorial form were very clear. Each table has to have the legs slotted onto them and then is screwed into place. It's easily done by one person and refreshingly free of too many bits. Once finished, and looking like they came ready-made in my eyes, the three tables all slot under each other, the dimensions being: W30 x H34 x L42cm(small table) W35 x H42 x L42cm (medium table) and W40 x H50 x L42cm (large table). I would say that the smaller table as in the photo on the link I have provided is a mustard verging towards green in real life - it fits in well with my decor and the finish of the steel on all three tables is good. The legs are quite thin but substantial enough for normal use - we tend to use these tables to put drinks on or balance an iPad or lap top. They are extremely sturdy whilst being light enough to move around the room easily. Due to the design of the legs they don't leave marks on our new carpet, the weight is spread over a large area. I find that you can easily stow one under another and they look equally good as a nest or free standing alone. The instructions say not to use polish on them - the enamelled steel finish is quite vibrant but I would say that even with very careful use (we always use coasters and our children are not of an age where they are likely to bash them or draw on them) in our formal sitting room they have taken on a slight patina over time and there are a few scratches. These are not too visible and don't detract from the look of the tables - whether you like the style or not will be down to personal taste, which I still like as much now as the day I bought them.
I have been really pleased with these tables which I sourced having decided that solid wood or costly nest tables were not an option. They are good value for the price I paid and are just the right height for their use and I think they look like a quality item. For our use they are sturdy enough and the colours fit in perfectly with the rest of our scheme. I have no problems at all recommending these items which are modern, nice looking and extremely practical and a real feature in our new room.
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