Buying new furniture is always a pretty big hassle. From researching the best types of materials to use, to finding great bargains that are aligned with your budget, there are many possible issues that could come up.
Fortunately, you don’t have to deal with all that when you want to replace your table – in fact, you won’t always have to replace it entirely either. In some cases, you’ll find that retrofitting a table with a metal top will actually work a lot better than finding a replacement table. Whether you’re trying to modify a common kitchen table, or a fancy coffee table for the living room, or a business conference table, this approach is quite modern, and you might find your household will welcome it entirely.
What Are the Advantages and Drawbacks?
Retrofitting a table isn’t an easy task, and you have to work it out for yourself that you really want it to begin with. For that purpose, it’s important to take an impartial look at all the possible advantages and drawbacks associated with getting such an item and making it your own. Let’s first look at the benefits:
- A metal top is certainly unique, and it can look like quite a modern option, depending on the type of table you own. Glass and wood both work extremely well with a metal top, and so do some types of plastic, depending on the design.
- In the long run, a metal top for your table will save you a lot of money. Even if you install a more modern and extravagant version, you’ll find that the durability of the metal top will help you get your money back in no time.
- You won’t have to deal with as many repairs either. A modern metal top for your modern table will be a lot stronger than what other materials have to offer, so you don’t have to worry so much about it getting scratched or damaged in any other way.
There aren’t many disadvantages to speak of when it comes to metal table tops. Some might consider metal to be less of a fashion statement, while others will prefer table tops that are unique in appearance and texture, offering certain features that metal tops simply aren’t capable of.
Doing It Yourself vs. Hiring a Contractor
It’s always better if you can do a job like this yourself, but if you don’t have the tools, knowledge or dexterity to handle it, then you should probably call in the professionals. Local contractors don’t typically charge a lot for a job as simple as this, but you will have to wait around for them, and some of them might be less experienced than others. On the other hand, you can also consider calling in a friend or family member who is more tech-savvy to do it or at least to provide you with some advice.
With the right people to install it and with a little patience, you might have on your hands one of the most impressive and priceless items you’ve ever owned. And even though not everyone will enjoy the idea of adding a metal top to a table made from metal, glass or plastic, the strength and practical features of the metal might just make it worthwhile.