Furniture type islands and carts help because they’re movable, practical work areas and offer an attractive open look. They’re a relief for big dinner preparation and for dedicated hobby activities. We’ve divided them into four categories:
- Wheels: Their main advantage is mobility. Just slide the cart into position for additional counter space (most are 35″ 3/8 high), which matches the height of IKEA’s installed kitchen cabinets). Also carts are easier to store away when not in use. The main disadvantage is that they’re less sturdy than the four legged islands.
- Drawers: For drawer lovers, there are islands with small drawers to store lots of small items. Though they may give the island a less open and more bulky look. They’re practical additions to any hobby center or baking station.
- Materials: The choice is between wood and metal. Wood islands are sturdier, while metal ones are lighter. While the wood ones might be heavier, they work well for tasks such as chopping. Metal islands are great for serving cocktails and wheeling prepared foods to another room.
- Size: The smallest cart (Bygel) is a bit over 15″ wide, while the biggest island (Stenstorp) is almost 50″ wide. Consider the amount of space available, your storage needs and the activities you need the island to select correctly. Bigger islands are additional work areas, while smaller ones are easy to take out whenever needed.
Contact us to get started with your own IKEA kitchen design! Or you can check out our blog if you need more ideas to get ready for your project: