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An Island for Every Kitchen

The kitchen island has become a must-have in new homes and kitchen remodels. They help direct the flow of traffic in the kitchen and gives extra work space for the cook while multiplying storage space. They are also good for laying out buffets and presenting snacks and drinks for company.

If you can’t remodel your kitchen and buying a new home is not in the cards, but you want the benefits of an island, then you should consider a portable kitchen island cart.

Pre-made islands come in many different styles, finishes and sizes. Finding the perfect one for your kitchen shouldn’t be difficult.

One interesting feature of the island is the top. Some feature butcher block tops and are ideal for use as a food prep/cutting board area. Others have granite or marble tops that can be used for baking. Some are available with non-stick surfaces that can be used in several ways.

Size is an important consideration when buying an island. You need to be sure that when the island is in place, there will be plenty of room to work around it. There are islands that have wheels so they can be shuttled to an out-of-the-way corner when not in use, but others are meant to remain in place and shouldn’t be too large.

Height is another consideration. Many island carts are about regular counter height, but if you need something shorter you might want to remove the wheels.
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