Your kitchen is one of the most commonly used areas within the home. But there seems to be one main issue that remains with some which is not enough space. From not enough counter space to just flat out not enough room to maneuver around. A kitchen island may just be the solution for this. Not only will it add space but also storage, seating and an overall attractive visual appeal to the space.
Adding an extra prep area or entertaining space to your kitchen or dining room with an island cart! There are so many wonderful uses for these versatile pieces and they come in a great assortment of modern designs and styles.
From extra storage needs to an easy area to decorate holiday cookies with the kiddos, kitchen island carts are a huge luxury to your home if you have the space needed to house them. Let’s have a peek at some of our favorites, shall we?
An island for smaller spaces could be ideal
Perhaps your dining space is more intimate than the usual, then try putting in an island that can be moved. The movable island will give you the extra counter space that you need for working in the kitchen. Plus, give you more space for storing items with the drawers or under cabinets within it. Or sometimes you can convert the movable island into a dining area, the choice is yours.
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Additional storage options for your kitchen
Having an island can help when you are trying to store your bowls, Tupperware, cook books, etc. that you may not have much space for anywhere else in the kitchen. Some come equipped with drawers and cabinets that contain pull-out shelving within it to access the items with ease.
That way when you are cooking or just need to get a quick container they are at your disposal. For arm’s reach convenience, many cuisine manufacturers offer planters for fresh herbs and blooms right in the kitchen bar countertop.
Liberty White Kitchen Cart with Wood Top
Here’s a product that was made for easy entertaining. It’s an extra spot to house all of your adult drink-time needs and even throw some of your extra dinner party plates beneath the countertop. There are built-in spots to hold a veriety of items that come in handy quicky and this fits many different styles of modern homes.
Kitchen Island with Spice Rack, Towel Rack & Drawer
We are absolutely in love with this stuning white design with a hardwood top. There’s a free-spirit, boho nature around this kitchen and the extra island cart in the middle only adds and enhances to that trending style.
This piece is so much fun and can easily be personalized with extra basket choices at the bottom and mixed material feature. This is an ultra-traditional design that can blend and mould into any home or space. Have breakfast for two atop the counter space or use it as an extra corner piece to serve appetizers during your New Year’s Eve dinner party.
Kitchen Island with Solid American Hardwood Top
Cut up your veggies, fruits and mix your cakes atop the counter, hold your spices on the side in the rack and wheel it to the side when the entire family is over for Christmas and you need the extra standing room.
Americana Oak Kitchen Island
One of the larger on our list, this organic, naturally made design has so much versatility and fun style that it’s got to be the best of the bunch. Drawers, shelf space and countertop room all come together to create quite the efficiently made product. There’s so much you can use and do with this piece!
Kitchen Center With Breakfast Bar by Home Styles
Simple, sweet and made with quaint cottage charm, this idea is compact enough to fit in a corner when it’s not in use but also big enough to get some work done. Use it to serve snacks during a bridal shower or make a sandwich in the afternoon.
Kitchen Cart with Stainless Steel Top
If you don’t need a ton of storage space and you want a slick, industrial look, this is the way to go. It’s not bulky or chunky, but there is some shelf space to to keep some of the bigger items off the counters. It’s a great spot for serving and for prep and it’s a more simple, no fuss look overall.
Cocina Kitchen Island With Drop Leaf
Here’s another rustic, more industrial design, but slightly smaller than some of its predecessors. There’s open shelving for organizing some of your bigger items like a large mixer and enough space for serving up some snacks and goodies for your kiddo’s next after school get together. Of course, it’s also a great spot for prepping breakfasts and dinners too.
This example is also slightly similar to some that we’ve seen above if you take the traditional and pair it with a bout of bulky rustic charm. We love the unfinished, organic nature about this piece, giving a more modern appeal and warm finish, but it’s quite versatile in the style genre aspect.
Add an island to expand your seating
The kitchen is known as the “heart” of the home, by adding in an island with seating (bar stools or regular stools) you will be adding to that theory. By providing extra seating in the dining area you can spend more time with your family, because you, your spouse or your kids can all do work while preparing meals. Plus, kitchen dining is great for entertaining guests for other functions.
Improving your kitchen functionality with such furnishings can be a true asset for your dining space. It doesn’t matter if your cuisine is large or intimate, a kitchen island can add more work space, seating and unique look to your home. Your personal style, décor and colors within your kitchen will determine which type of kitchen island is right for you. Now that you’ve seen the benefits, do you think your kitchen could benefit from an island?
Linear White Kitchen Island and Stools