Kitchen Island Carts

Mobility is just one factor that makes a kitchen island cart a flexible option for your space.

If there was a singles' advertisement for a kitchen island cart, then the description would include words like "mobile," "easy-to-love" and "I'll-follow-you-anywhere."

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Don't Overlook Architecture

Utilize windowsills and corners to tuck away small appliances and other kitchen essentials. Design by Dave Stimmel

Photo By: Dave Stimmel

Back to the Basics With Baskets

Baskets are an inexpensive, attractive solution for storing like items; plus, they're portable. This kitchen is also a great example of how to utilize open shelves in a stylish way. Design by Lori Dennis

Step Up to the Plate Rack

For quick access to dinnerware, install a plate rack. It's an ideal solution, especially if you have a pretty plate collection. Design by Thomas A. Conway

©Design by Thomas A. Conway.

Can You Please Pass Me a Whisk?

How charming is this utensil holder made from pie filling cans? To make your own, take a close look at the canned goods in your grocery store, or personalize cans with your children's artwork for an eco-friendly storage solution.

Recipes Built In and Close By

Built-in bookcases in a kitchen will always be filled. The owner of this kitchen chose to use the space to house a cookbook collection: a functional and beautiful solution. Design by Steve Appolloni

See-Through Cabinets

Much attention was given to this kitchen's cabinetry. Neatly stacked dishes behind glass cabinet doors make a lovely design statement at the end of the island and simplify setting the table. Design by Thomas A. Conway

Store Your Wine in an Island

If you'd like a place to store wine within easy reach, opt for an island like this one. It keeps the bottles tucked away and looks fabulous. Design by Jackie Glisson

Get Creative With Custom Cabinets

When you're designing custom cabinets, remember that you don't have to choose a door or drawer front to complete the look. Here, cooking oils are hidden behind an architectural feature right by the stove. Design by Dave Stimmel

OK, so while there may not be a personal ad for a kitchen island cart, the truth is that this piece of furniture can be the ideal choice for a small kitchen space, or even an active chef who wants the accessibility of an extra food preparation area without always having it smack-dab in the middle of the kitchen.

Kitchen island carts are typically smaller than built-in kitchen islands, often using a wooden or stainless steel top accompanied by a couple shelves and a single drawer. Some designs also include one or two cabinets for concealed storage.

While the kitchen island cart can certainly serve a number of purposes, it is most often the choice for someone who is seeking an additional food preparation space that includes storage for a few small items. Kitchen bowls, cookware and small appliances can typically be stored on built-in shelving.

Other features that are often included in kitchen island cart design are hooks for hanging utensils or small pots, and a rack for storing a kitchen towel.

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