My children were chomping at the bit to be able to break it in. They immediately piled on top of it (I'm so very thankful it's sturdy!! I don't have to worry about it getting messed up.) and now they race to claim it first to lay on it and watch TV. When the kids go to bed, it's all mine. I love being able to sit anywhere on the big sectional and still have a soft, comfy (yet sturdy) place to put my feet up comfortably. It's the perfect height for our couch. I can even sit a glass on it and it won't tip over (unless, of course, children are present). But I plan to use a serving tray to sit my sweet tea on from time to time instead of sitting it directly on the ottoman.
The storage! What can I say about the storage except that it's so nice and deep enough to hold all of our blankets that were sprawled all over the living room at any given time of day. They are neatly tucked in and hidden now and I LOVE that.
This ottoman was the perfect addition to our living room. I'm so happy that Hubs found this on CSNstores.com!! We've been searching for ottomans for over a year and this one is perfect. I recommend this product to everyone!!