An island is an oasis - and a kitchen island should be no different. Kitchen islands create extra workspace, additional storage space and a refreshing new look in kitchens of all sizes. Both large kitchen islands and small kitchen islands can revamp the look and feel of a kitchen without costing a fortune.
Contemporary kitchen islands are designed to meet the needs of both homeowners and renters. Mobile kitchen islands that are positioned on wheels instead of being bolted to the ground can be of service in a rented apartment and can go with their owners to any future home. Likewise, portable kitchen islands are ideal for those looking to double their kitchen island as a food service cart. Simply load the food, utensils or drinks onto the shelves of the rolling kitchen island and wheel the island into the dining room. A mobile kitchen island can dramatically reduce the number of trips required to serve a meal.
In addition to being mobile, kitchen islands today have interesting features that ideal for those with limited kitchen space. A drop leaf kitchen island, for example, provides extra workspace and folds up neatly to create a roomier kitchen when not in use. Butcher block kitchen islands have a sturdy butcher block top that can serve as a cutting board, and smooth work surface, eliminating the need for additional cutting boards. And, because of their naturally-colored wood finish, butcher block islands complement most kitchen designs and color schemes.
Those looking for other interesting storage features can find them on todayÂ’s kitchen islands. A five drawer kitchen island provides extra storage space for utensils, kitchen towels and other kitchen accessories while freeing up cabinet storage space for other essential kitchen items. A wine rack kitchen island prevents homeowners from cluttering, with a separate wine rack in addition to providing storage space comparable to traditional kitchen islands. Wine rack kitchen islands merge the elegance of a wine rack with the practicality of a kitchen island for a piece as useful as it is elegant.
There is no question that kitchen islands are an easy way to enhance the look and feel of any kitchen. But with so many options - drop leaf kitchen islands, mobile kitchen islands, butcher block kitchen islands and more - the only question is which kitchen island will serve you best.
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