We’ve put together a list of 10 small kitchen islands — also called kitchen utility tables, rolling butcher blocks and kitchen carts. They’re affordable, sturdy and versatile, and they made our list because:
If you are fortunate to design or choose a home with a kitchen island you’re in for a treat. For those that are on the fence as to whether to have one, look at these 6 benefits of having a great kitchen island.
There are many different ways you can approach this decision, and since an island takes up a significant amount of floor space it’s worth it to take time to make every element of its design intentional.
A good general rule for enclosed kitchens is to place it in the center of the room. That way it’s equally accessible from all sides and won’t be an obstacle for people walking through. That placement might not work best for all kitchens, however.
Once you’ve decided that you’d like to add a kitchen island, how large should your island be? According to the book , allow an aisle of 36” wide or 42” wide if the island is facing an appliance door.
Fresh and clean in a white finish with a wood butcher-block top, the Meryland Kitchen Cart ($459) has a towel holder and spice rack on one side, plus drawers, cabinets and shelves to hold all the essentials.
The Elmwood Kitchen Cart by Altra ($349) is a modern and beautiful kitchen island. The industrial-chic cart has multiple shelves, including racks for 12 bottles of wine, in a cool-toned rustic oak finish to hold whatever you need stylishly. It also has wheels so you can use it as a...
Whether your space lacks a proper dining table or you’re looking to create a more casual bar-seating option, adding low-profile seating to the island is an easy way to increase functionality and make the environment more social for both guests and the cook. Create a breakfast bar or dining table,...
Incorporating sinks or stovetops into the surface of the island is one way to spread the workflow throughout the kitchen. Installation can be tricky, so pay attention to details like ventilation and plumbing. This will require running downward (most common in islands) or overhead venting (which can be expensive), and...
For larger kitchens the ability to add preparation sinks, refrigerator drawers, and additional cooking area is a way to make your kitchen more functional and useful. Since larger kitchens have the ability to have plumbing and electrical services run to them the options are limitless. Add a range hood...
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