Anja Unger. Coffee Table. January 26th , 2018.
Next to a sofa, sectional or love seat, one of the most popular pieces of living room furniture has to be coffee tables. Over the years, coffee tables have morphed from a place to set drinks and food while you talk to becoming a surrogate dining room table, thanks to innovations in design. As most homeowners know, the television has become the focal point of many homes. Home theaters and gigantic plasma screens have transformed homes into mini movie theaters.
But dont think for a moment that lift top coffee tables are one trick ponies. No sir. They are great for doing a little work on your laptop, whether youre getting a big presentation ready for the boss tomorrow or catching up on some last minute homework that you forgot was due. Lift top coffee tables are also ideal for small children. You can set them up with crayons and coloring books or crafts on the table so you can keep an eye on them while you watch a TV show or do the cooking, if your living room and kitchen open out on each other, such is the case with many contemporary floor plans. When shopping for coffee tables, a good place to start is with an online retailer. While you could conceivably drive around all day looking for the perfect coffee table, shopping online is not only faster, but offers greater selection. Within minutes you can find hundreds of coffee tables to choose from in all styles, colors and price ranges. In fact, you can even narrow your search using the built-in search engines on these sites. Enter a term like "lift top coffee table" and youll get back a range of choices. Best of all, many online retailers offer free shipping so you can place your order and never have to think twice about figuring out how youre going to fit that coffee table into the back of your SMART car.
Wooden coffee tables have always given a look of beauty regardless of what style of furniture you have in your home. Contemporary, French provincial, Spanish, modern, casual, rustic or whichever style you choose will always be complimented with the addition of wood furniture. One style that many homeowners and decorators choose is convertible a wood coffee table. These are the perfect choice for those with limited space. Convertible wood coffee tables have a wide variety of uses while still being very attractive. Some people may not be aware of what a convertible coffee table is. There are many versions of these tables such as those with an adjustable height. This is just one example, however. This particular style is very practical for a member of the home that cant reach the table to eat due to size or illness.
Glass Coffee Tables: Glass coffee tables look elegant and modern and can make a room look lighter and more airy. However, they can also represent a hazard to small children and adults alike. This is because in the US there is no requirement for glass tables to be made from tempered glass. Tempered glass is a glass that has been treated so that if shattered it splits into small, regular shaped cubes that are unlikely to cause injury. However, many tables are not made from this kind of glass. Many coffee tables are in fact made from a thicker sheet of ordinary cheaper glass. If this glass shatters it can splinter into long spikes that can easily pierce the body. For this reason it is vitally important to check when purchasing a glass coffee table whether it has been made with tempered glass. Not only should you ask the sales assistant but you should seek confirmation that their response is truthful as it can be very hard to tell what type of glass a table is made from just by looking. You might consider it unlikely that it will shatter, but people do fall, particularly children. Even sitting on a table when distracted could cause it to shatter and inflict life shattering injuries.
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