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Best Guide to buying a Kitchen Island

When you imagine your dream kitchen, it probably has the perfect kitchen island and other furniture to easily store your pots and pans, knives, dishes, and appliances. Even without your dream kitchen, an island table or smaller kitchen carts can provide extra countertop and storage space and give your kitchen a new and fresh look. This buyer’s guide will help you buy an island table for your home and give you ideas for planning your dream kitchen.

Buying a kitchen island:

Bearing Styles

If you thought kitchen islands were just a staple in some kitchens, you’re only partially correct. Individual islands are just one option. If building custom islands in your home is out of budget, try a rolling kitchen island. Movable islands look just as good as stationary ones and have the added benefit of being portable. Not only can you move your kitchen island when you need to reconfigure your kitchen space, but you can also take your rolling island with you when you move.

Kitchen cart

If your kitchen might be too small to accommodate traditional island tables, don’t give up just yet. There are many sizes and styles of islands to choose from. It is possible to find a kitchen island of the right size and style for your kitchen. You can increase counter space and storage space even in the smallest kitchens with butcher blocks, kitchen carts, shelves, and cabinets.

Advantages of the kitchen islands:

Storage and organization of the kitchen

Many containers are available in kitchen island styles, from drawers and shelves to cabinets and cupboards. Before buying kitchen cabinet islands, consider the items you should keep on your island. If you have small appliances that you want to store in a closet, look for kitchen cabinet islands with shelves sturdy enough to put a mixer or chopper close at hand. Do you have too many utensils and cutlery to fit in your drawers? Look for island designs with drawers and slots for all your spoons, knives, and forks. If you have beautiful dishes or a colorful blender you want to display, search for hutches or similar cabinets for island ideas.

For more tips, see How to Optimize Kitchen Storage.

Additional storage space

If you find yourself constantly bumping into someone in your kitchen while you cook dinner, you need the extra counter space and workspace an island table provides.

Countertops are of several types, from stainless steel and granite to wood. Stainless steel is a versatile surface for preparing food and cooling hot pans; It also matches most kitchen decor colors and styles. A tile countertop is just as versatile and resilient and easily complements your existing home decor. A granite island is sleek and durable, just like a wooden style. A butcher block island is another beneficial addition when you need more space for food prep. For more tips, check out our guide to the best kitchen cabinets for a small kitchen.

More Features

Other practical features to consider when navigating designs include towel racks, breadboards, toilet seats, and casters. The towel racks are nice to reach when you need them, and the casters make it easy to move your kitchen carts around when you need open space. Breadboards or folding sheets provide even more storage space, stay compact, and look as good as a granite kitchen island.

If you are planning on remodeling your kitchen, we’ve got the best and budget-friendly guide with 10 tips to save you time and money. Got any questions? At Hive Kitchen Remodeling, we will be happy to help you find the best options for your Ikea Kitchen Remodeling Project. 

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