In the average home, coffee tables are quite standard. Most likely, in the living room there is one and you may even have another in the family room or the home theater. They are an essential part of your grouping strategies, not only offering a convenient place for setting distances, food and drinks, but also adding balance to a room.
If you ever walked into a room without a coffee table, you probably felt like something was missing. That’s because all the upholstered furnishings are counterbalanced by these tables. Set lower and usually made of wood, stone, glass, wicker or metal, the coffee table provides visual contrast to the room, providing a much-needed pace change in terms of impact and interest.
While some homeowners may find it a no-brainer, this table is essential. But not everyone is created equal. Some of the latest table design concepts are top lift tables. These tables have a nice little trick up their sleeve, enabling them not only to add beauty to a room, but also convenience and maybe just a little extra flexibility.
One of the nice things about lift top coffee tables is that their fixed top counterparts don’t look much different. The real magic lies below. Like a snappy race car, under the hood, or in this case, the top, is the real power. The top can either slide or lift off the way brilliantly engineered.
Why would you like your home to have top coffee tables lift? Two reasons: comfort and storage.
Let’s look first at the problem of storage. As any family knows, the living room, home theater or family room can collect a lot of stuff over time. This includes toys that are often used, favorite books and magazines, blankets and throws, films, remotes, etc. The list continues and continues.
While you might possibly have a coffee table with cabinets below, getting to them can be a bit of a pain, as the sofa can often block the door, or you just have to work your way down in that gap between the sofa and the table to find something simple, like a rarely used VCR remote.
You don’t have to be a contortionist with lift top coffee tables. Rather, you can just lift the top up and find what you’re looking for. Best of all, you don’t even have to remove what’s on top of the table. This convenience will be appreciated by anyone who has tried to adapt a hope chest or steamer trunk as a coffee table. Who didn’t have to pull the lid off to get a comforter or a favorite pillow?
While for storage purposes the sliding or lift top is nice, lifting top coffee tables can also make dinner or homework much more pleasant. You can get a coffee table with a large top that lifts up and out, creating a nice table perfect for eating while watching TV, depending on the model you choose. The table comes to you, lifting up and down to the sofa, rather than leaning over the table top of a traditional coffee table. This not only makes meal time a real pleasure in front of the TV, but it can also be used by your children to do their homework and school projects so they don’t have to feel sequestered in their bedroom. If you have an open plan, while working in the kitchen, your kids can do their homework or spend some time at the table catching up with their own TV shows. For families who have a lot of hobbies or projects but still want some face time, lift top coffee tables can be a real problem solver.