I have a very small area in which I can fit a TV in my living room. This stand allows me to have a decent sized TV while still fitting in my tight space. Set up very easy and took less than one hour to complete. It has a very simple design without looking too modern for my tastes, and my components fit nicely in the shelves below. Plus, the price was quite reasonable, comparing to similar ones currently on the market - the stand allowed me to save enough to get a really nice TV! The only down side I can speak about is the fact that the dust shows up a great deal on the black shelving. However, this is only noticeable when you get within close range. I would definitely recommend this stand to someone who is looking for a nice decent stand for an apartment with tight places and trying to stay within budget.