A Buying Guide for Kitchen Carts & Islands

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Below we are providing you with a simple guideline to ease the shopping experience. Buying a kitchen cart shouldn’t be hard if you know what you’re looking for.

Do you want a kitchen cart or island that is mobile? 

Many kitchen carts and kitchen islands come with locking wheels, however, there are some that do not. You need to know if you want your kitchen cart to be mobile. Do you want to use it for both food preparation and also as a serving tray? Do you want to make more room when not used? Then, a mobile kitchen cart with wheels is important. Locking casters are generally essential with these type of kitchen carts and islands to prevent from moving when in use. But there are great kitchen island work stations that do not have wheels that look like a permanent piece of decor in your kitchen. Both styles are quite common and really depend on your needs and spatial limitations.

What style will fit your decor?   

Are you looking for the natural wood look or do you want a more contemporary feel with stainless steel? Do you want a kitchen cart with a butcher block top or one with a whitewash finish? Knowing your style of decor – whether it be traditional, transitional, or modern, is important in knowing what style will work best in your home.

What size do you need?   

We have kitchen carts and islands fitting for any size kitchen. From the granddaddy of workstations to a smaller utility kitchen cart, we are sure you will find what you need right here. There are smaller kitchen carts that feature drop leaves that give more valuable workspace but don’t take up space when not in use. There are larger kitchen carts and kitchen islands with deep drawers, cabinet space, wine racks and so many other options for your particular need. Know how you generally prepare food to determine how many features you need.

How much will you spend?   

Remember that buying kitchen carts and kitchen islands are like buying anything else. There are varying price ranges fitting for every kind of budget. Most people spend a lot of their time in their kitchen with everyday food preparation or entertaining. Guests have a tendency to congregate around the kitchen. Having a kitchen cart or kitchen island not only is functional in organizing your space but it can be a focal point in your room.

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