Side tables are usually light and easy to move around. This is a great advantage which allows users to pull the table near them to set their coffee mug or their belongings on it. Just because a table is light and easy to maintain doesn't mean it is okay to buy five of them for each room in your home. Evaluate the space available in your home and decide which room needs it the most. Sometimes, kitchens in urban settings are very small, which makes it difficult to move around while cooking with the many equipment and ingredients stashed everywhere. A table to keep the microwave near the switch board is a good idea.
Many people choose glass side tables as the perfect accents to their homes. They can well be as long as they are well taken care of. The first thing you need to think of when it comes to glass tables is that you want to keep them looking bright and beautiful looking. Regularly dust and wash off the tabletop surface. You may also want to use Windex and some other similar chemical to really clean the glass and make it shine. We cannot stress the importance of keeping the glass dusted and cleaned regularly. Whether you know it or not, small pieces of dirt and debris that are left on the table can eventually be scratched into the surface, marring the tabletop.
Many end tables have lift tops. These can serve a number of purposes. First, if you happen to be short table space for a family meal, the end tables tops can be lifted up, and locked in place to offer more counter space. These are also a great solution for game nights, when you don't want to bring out the rickety card table.
To narrow your selection, start by the style, then the size. Many end tables come in different sizes. You also want to pay particularly attention to the height. There's no set standard height of an end table, but the general rule of thumb is that it should be within two inches of the furniture it is next to, so guests don't have to reach down to set a glass or dish while they visit.
So how do you go about choosing the right table? The first considerations are scale and the space available. An end table shouldn't dominate the space it's in. Rather, it should complement the other furnishings, especially those pieces nearest it. Additionally, if you already have a coffee table in place, you want the end tables to be in the same finish and style.
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