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I have recently been reviewing bedroom furniture that we previously have had and currently have, the range that we currently have is the Hygena Strand Range, and one of the items we have is the Hygena Strand Assembled 3 Draw Bedside Chest. In our bedroom we have our bed against one wall so only have the need for one chest of draws next to it so with this range we were pleased that the bedside chests didn't come in pairs and that we could purchase then individually.
As with all of the furniture in the Hygena Strand Range the packaging is quite minimal due to the chest of draws already being assembled. There were strips of cardboard covering all of the corners and edges of the draws and then the whole thing was fully wrapped in clear plastic to help protect it and also hold the cardboard in place.
Personally I feel that the bedside chest could have done with a little more packaging as one of our chest of draws arrived dented and damaged where something had fallen on it during delivery, however this didn't cause us too much of a problem as they were quickly replaced within a few days.
The Hygena Strand Assembled 3 Draw Bedside Chest is basically a small version of the larger chest of draws we bought, it has the same modern and contemporary look to it, it is basically a small chest of draws with a strong sturdy frame and a rounded top.
It comes with an oak effect finish which for us is ideal as it is not too dark and on the other hand not too light. The bedside chest comes with 3 equally sized draws on metal runners allowing them to open and close smoothly, they also have a long thin brushed chrome handle in the centre of each draw, all of which matches the larger chest of draws we bought.
The bedside chest is the ideal size to have next to your bed, it measures 75cm (H) x 50cm (W) x 44cm (D) for us this is the ideal height it keeps everything within easy reaching distance whilst you are in bed. As with the larger chest of draws due to the curved top you cannot have this flat to a wall along the sides, there will always be a gap, this wasn't too much of an issue for us as the chest fitted perfectly into the gap we have next to our bed.
As I have mentioned the Hygena Strand Assembled 3 Draw Bedside Chest comes fully assembled, the only thing we had to do was unscrew the handles from inside the of the draws where they were kept to prevent damage and screw them in place on the fronts. This is all we had to do with the chest of draws which was ideal as it saved so much time.
As with the rest of the Hygena Strand Range we purchased the 3 Draw Bedside Chest from Argos, this is currently being sold for £144.99, when we purchased ours it was a little bit cheaper than this. I do think that this price is a little on the high side for just a bedside chest of draws, however I didn't really mind paying a little bit extra especially after the bad experience we had we had with the first range of bedroom furniture we purchased.
We have had our Hygena Strand Assembled 3 Draw Bedside Chest a while now and have been extremely pleased with the quality of it. It is extremely sturdy and of a decent size to keep all of our belongings in, the large top allows us to keep all of the essentials nearby.
The oak finish is just the right shade for our room and the whole thing looks of an excellent quality. The chest of draws is a little bit pricey, however this is worth paying for the good quality you get. I would highly recommend the Hygena Strand Assembled 3 Draw Chest and would definitely buy furniture from this range again.