Portable Kitchen Islands

The portable kitchen island is an ideal option for small kitchens or a savvy chef who is always on the move.

Portable Kitchen Island

By: Caroline Shannon-Karasik

The portable kitchen island allows for a very simple, yet helpful, function: mobility. Whether you are seeking an island that is a perfect fit for a small kitchen or just want to be able to move your island around the room, the portable kitchen island is the option for you.

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Many portable islands, like carts or utility tables, include several features that allow for storage and food preparation (e.g., drawers, cabinets, butcher block cutting surfaces, etc.). These islands are typically on wheels and can be easily moved. A portable island is often ideal for a homeowner who has a small budget or little time to remodel a kitchen area.

Creative ideas for portable kitchen islands include a counter-height table that has wheels added to the legs and allows for diner-style seating within the kitchen. Other do-it-yourself projects might include a dresser that can be turned into a portable kitchen island by giving it wheels and a working surface, like marble or wood. The already-installed drawers in this option make for perfect storage solutions. If you're adding your own wheels, be sure at least two of them have locks to prevent your island from moving when you want it to stay put.

Other features that are often included in portable kitchen island designs are hooks for hanging utensils or small pots, and a dish towel rack. These small details make it convenient to keep kitchen work contained to one space, allowing for easy cleanup.

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