Remember Cosmo Kramer's coffee table book on coffee tables that even turns into a mini coffee table? While picturing this makes us chuckle, it also reminds us of the importance of having a strong, practical and durable coffee table. If you have an old coffee table that is lacking in functionality and/or aesthetics, consider giving it new life by adding a beautiful granite top. Granite slabs are incredibly durable and resistant to heat, stains and antibacterial buildup. Plus, the colors and patterns that you can potentially incorporate into an interior design with your granite coffee table can give the space a whole new look and feel.
When decided what type of granite to add to your old coffee table, here are a few questions to ask yourself, which were inspired by a helpful Houzz article on "Ten Things to Consider When Choosing a Coffee Table."
1. What do I want this coffee table to do for this space aesthetically? Do I want it to be a focal point? Do I want it to add color? Or, do I want it to blend in with the existing color palette?
2. What style are you going for? Do you want your granite coffee table to be chic and modern or traditional and rustic?
3. Do you plan on moving the table around for different entertaining situations? Would a thinner and lighter slab, therefore, be better? Or, does the look of a thicker slab appeal to you more?
For inspiration, here are a few different coffee table designs with granite tops.
This white granite stone coffee table with a rough natural finish and a simple black base adds the perfect amount of sophistication to this eclectic midcentury modern space.
Black polished granite on a French brass table creates a chic cocktail table for this jewel toned, contemporary living room.
This elegant grey granite and iron coffee table helps to achieve proportion and a harmonious color palette in this traditional family room.
The grey and beige granite coffee table in this gorgeous outdoor living space adds to the rustic aesthetic while adding necessary functionality.
Find the perfect granite slab for your coffee table by browsing the Marble and Granite online product catalog or by visiting one of our showrooms in Milford, Connecticut or Westwood, Massachusetts. Once you have chosen the granite for your coffee table, don't forget to decorate it! For some styling tips for furnishing your granite coffee table, refer to this helpful article from Chic Tip on "Inspiring Ideas About Choosing Coffee Tables."