The coffee table, I would have to say, is a piece of furniture that holds many memories for me. Before I was married, my family and I had dinner on a rather sizeable square-shaped glass coffee table in front of the television rather than at the dining table; our relatives would jest that we were eating in Japanese or Korean-style home. I would do my homework or assessments while my late father watched television or corrected my work.
As most apartments in Singapore are getting smaller and smaller… we have to adjust the way we do the space planning of our homes. The living room is also my family room where most activities such as exercise, watching a movie together or an evening of gaming take place. Having a permanent fixture in the centre of our living room would limit the number of activities we can use.
The solution… A coffee table with wheels, about 2 years ago, right after my renovations were done, I moved into my new home, and most of the furniture was bought. There weren’t many tables with wheels in the market. My only choice was the TINGBY Side table on castors from Ikea. I liked the side table for its size and practicality but not so much for the design, but it still works well as a coffee table.
Advantages of the table on wheels – Mobility is one of the top benefits of having a table on wheels. It gives you the flexibility of shifting the table around at ease. Being able to change the table quickly to any place in our home makes enjoying a cuppa, snack or even a meal when one is alone at home a treat; just prop a bean bag next to it, and you would be good to go.
The shape of tables on wheels – The tables that I have seen available in Singapore are mostly square or rectangular shaped; not much of a variety to choose from, but online there are many choices from all over the globe, but I worry about the shipping fees, assembly and quality of the products, what you see might not be what you get another option is getting a customised table on a wheel designed and manufactured locally, but that can be on the pricey side. A feature that you would consider having for a table on wheels has a locking feature; young children tend to lean on the tables or use it to support their weight as they wobble unstably at home. Locking the table would prevent mishaps from happening.
Such a practical idea, I don't know why I haven't thought of this! Love the Gunnar circular trolley design, very stylish 🙂
This sounds great and super convenient! Being able to move it around for cleaning or whenever you need extra space is awesome. Thanks for sharing!
This is such a great idea! I currently have a stationary coffee table, but it would be great to have one that moves so my daughter can have more room to play in the living room.