The kitchen island remains one of the most popular layouts
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Freestanding kitchen islands (think utility tables, kitchen island carts and compact butcher blocks) are also a great way to add character to the kitchen without making any permanent decisions.
Design options for a stationery kitchen island, in fact, can be just as attractive (and numerous) as the ones available for built-in models. Furniture-like islands, for instance, come with fashion-forward extras like granite or butcher-block countertops, turned wood legs, and interesting cabinet and drawer hardware.
Freestanding kitchen islands that choose function over form can still make a design statement. Think commercial-grade stainless steel work tables, or an antique-style farmhouse table, both of which are great options for accommodating both seating and storage in the kitchen.
Kitchen island carts that can transition from space to space for entertaining purposes, whether from indoors to out or from room to room. In this way, freestanding islands offer solutions that permanent models can't provide.