Kitchen tables offer flexibility to modern families where people can eat according to their own schedules while still being in the social hub of the home, the kitchen. While dinner is being prepped, the rest of the family can sit around kitchen tables and discuss their day, or what is going on in their life. Kitchen tables are essentially the family water cooler. Unlike dining room tables, that seem formal, kitchen tables are comfortable places to be, sit, and talk about what is going on. And thanks to kitchen tables, instead of just being stuck in the kitchen working and being left out, the cook also gets to be a part of the conversation.
For a lot of people, the dining room or living room in many modern houses no longer features quality functional kitchen tables. Having friends over is so much more fun when you can have a hot cup of tea in the comfort of the kitchen, surrounded by goodies and treats. The dining room is a bit too formal and often set for your next entertaining gathering or other items you probably would rather not expose to daily use such as fine china and silverware. Kitchen tables are considered a furnishing that will not be sacrificed for "open space" in many living room home decor presentations right now. Contemporary kitchen tables feature styles and building materials that compliment modern furnishings in any modern decor scheme, so that they will fit into any kitchen decor.
Granite kitchen tables can be used in modern or an Italian or Tuscan country kitchen design. They have a beautiful, durable top that can be used for dining and food preparation. Some come with full-size drawers for convenient storage. Granite is a heat-resistant stone that can handle hot pans and dishes. Granite table tops are available in a variety of shades and patterns to match most interior color schemes.