Kitchens contain lots of instant things: noodles, rice, potatoes, oatmeal. For instant storage and countertop space, try a kitchen island or a kitchen cart. Choose from our selection in various materials such as steel, wood or butcher's block. And go for wheels if you want roll-anywhere convenience.
No man is an island, said English poet John Donne. Sure, that probably had nothing to do with stand-alone kitchen units. But when it comes to kitchen islands, that’s exactly what you want to be: stand-alone. Preferably in an open space. With lots of room to move around and do your thing. Just you, yourself, and your butcher’s block; ready to tackle your next tasty masterpiece.
In a small space or an open-plan design, the perfect kitchen island will do wonders for any home chef. It offers a vast area of use and will act as your new multifunctional best friend. Prepping, cutting, cooking, storing, and even dining has never been easier.
We have a variety of options to make sure you can find whatever suits your needs. Maybe you’re looking to add some extra workspace or storage? Or you want a nice unit for family and friends to gather around? No problem, there’s something here for everyone.
If you’re operating your way around a smaller kitchen, you might need some extra workspace or storage. Why not create a mini island using a utility cart? It’ll serve as a practical, space efficient feature in your kitchen, especially since you can move it around as you please.
Get a cart with just the shelves if storage is your primary focus. It’s a great place to keep everything from spices to steak knives. On the other hand, if you’re looking to add some workspace, you should get one with a tabletop as well. What about treating yourself to a cart with a butcher’s block countertop to bring some pro-chef quality to your kitchen? Bonus tip: kitchen carts with curved ends will create a better flow around your unit. That way, you can move around more freely without risking bumping into sharp edges.
A kitchen island is a great way to combine everything you need in your kitchen. Since it’s usually a larger unit, it can offer both storage and prep space, as well as an integrated dining area. With shelves beneath the tabletop, you’ll be able to hide much of your storage: from plates and cutlery to pots and pans. Add baskets to the shelves for a neater look with a better overview.
And since you can play around with bar stools, why not go all-in? Dare to make a statement with your stools, and your kitchen island will be the social center of attention. Make sure to pick the right size stools so that they can be tucked under the island top. That’ll give the unit a clean look and the chairs will take up less space.
Butcher blocks have been used by butchers for centuries. It’s a robust piece of wood, made for heavy-duty chopping. They’re also made to last, so they’ll endure most hardships that a home chef might put them through. Make sure to keep the block well-oiled, and it will serve as a loyal friend in your kitchen.
Now that you know how it works, it’s just a matter of choosing between a butcher’s block cart or a traditional kitchen island. They both have all the advantages we’ve already mentioned above, plus the durable surface. So, if you’re looking to impress with your prepping and chopping skills, you’re all set.
Once you have your workspace in order, make sure to also get all the kitchen utensils you need.