Is Your Kitchen a Beehive?
If you’re like most of us, your kitchen is a beehive of activity, with everyone buzzing about. At times it can even feel as crowded as a real beehive. You’d love more counter space for preparing meals, especially when trying out new recipes, but you just can’t spare the space for a butcher block, let alone a kitchen island. You can have the best of both worlds by choosing a portable option instead. You’ll have extra counter space whenever you need it, for measuring out ingredients or kneading and rolling dough; and when you’re through, in a snap you can restore that open and spacious feeling, while ensuring ample space for one and all to safely wind their way in, out and around.
Rolling Kitchen Islands - Wherever and Whenever
The obvious advantage of a movable kitchen island, especially one with wheels, is that it can be there whenever you need it, wherever you need it. Before the main course, use your movable island to offer dinner guests cheese and crackers or vegetables and dips; and after the main course, for serving up tantalizing desserts. For that matter, leave it out during dinner. There’s no better place for presenting and carving roasts, turkeys and hams.
Aesthetic and Functional
If you’re looking for even better utilization of space, consider adding shelves and drawers, or a cupboard for pots and pans. To expand counter and serving space, add a drop leaf. But don’t think of portable islands as solutions only for space-constrained kitchens. Of course, they’re equally functional in mid-size and large kitchens. In fact, they make beautiful additions to just about any kitchen. Their bases are typically stained or painted wood, and their tops range from butcher block to stainless steel, and from granite to marble. A durable, butcher block kitchen cart might be perfect for you if you do a lot of chopping, cutting and slicing. Hardwoods can take a pretty good licking and still maintain their natural luster and beauty.
Portable Islands Maximize Space Utilization
If you have limited floor space, you need not despair. A convenient option might be a portable island with caster wheels. Use it to expand your available countertop space while preparing and serving a meal, then simply wheel it out sight. If that microwave oven is taking up too much valuable counter top space, consider moving it to a portable island, particularly one with shelves and drawers that can store other appliances, cookware and utensils.