Do you know that there are different types of kitchen islands? You probably are familiar with the traditional island, but they are actually coming in various styles, designs, and types. Each of them has their own positive as well as negative sides. So, if you are going to choose an island, make sure to know the types and which one would be perfect for your needs. So, what are they?
The Rolling Cart
This is one of the most modern types of kitchen islands. For most people, this type of island isn’t even close to the category of a kitchen island, but if you are open to a new design and style, this one can be your starting ground. The rolling cart is also known as the portable kitchen island because it can be moved around easily. In most cases, this kind of island comes with wheels for easy maneuverability and movement. This kind of island is perfect if you have small kitchen or limited kitchen space.
The good thing about this island is the easiness to move around – not to mention that it is also inexpensive. However, this island isn’t stable because of the wheels. It tends to roll. Although some kitchen islands have the locking feature, the wheels will be weak and don’t have enough grip.
Small Kitchen Island
This is also another type of popular island perfect for the small kitchen. This isn’t the portable island because it doesn’t have wheels. For some homeowners, this kind of island is more similar to the traditional island because of the fixed location. The maximum length is around 4 feet, which may not be enough for some people.
The good thing about this type of island is that it resembles the traditional island – not to mention that it is pretty inexpensive. However, the major downside is mostly about the size. Is 4 feet enough for you?
Table Kitchen Island
It is basically a combination of a table and an island. It is a table because it has a flat top and also four legs. It is also located in the area where the island is usually placed, so it is considered as an island too. It is also one of the most popular types of kitchen islands.
The good thing about this island is the easy ‘installation’. If you don’t like the placement, you can always move it because it won’t be attached to your floor. The negative aspects, though, is that it is really a table with a flat surface. You won’t find any sink, backsplash, or other fixtures.
There are also types, including:
- The base cabinet with the countertop. It is basically a base cabinet with the countertop on the upper area.
- The functional island, with water and electricity. With this island, it feels like you have a second kitchen with the food preparation section
- Eating or cooking double tiered island. This is an island that serves both eating and cooking needs.
Now that you already know the different types of kitchen islands, which one do you like the most?