I purchased two of these tables for use in my smallish apartment. These tables are really simple but have a definite cool factor. They are incredibly sturdy and really versatile. So far I have mainly used them in front of my couch, and the height (several inches higher than a standard coffee table) is perfect for using my laptop. For a small space like mine, I like that they are eye-catching and yet you can see through them so they don't physically break up the space. I've put drinking glasses down without a coaster and haven't seen any water marks. These are just really solid, modern-lloking tables that can be used in a variety of ways.