In our recent post Kitchen: Rolling Carts, we featured a roundup of rolling carts for extra kitchen storage. Here's another variation on the theme: the rolling kitchen island with a butcher-block or stainless-steel top, which functions as extra work space and as a serving table; perfect for the space-challenged chef. Here are a few options for a mobile kitchen island.
Above: In a kitchen in Provence, a rolling kitchen island functions as a prep station. Photo courtesy of OWI.
Above: We love the industrial chic of the 54-inch-long SoMa Island, made of solid limed oak and recycled steel with locking caster wheels; $999 at Chefs Catalog.
Above: The Wheeler Cart is a compact, stainless-steel rolling kitchen island featuring a brushed satin-nickel finish, locking casters, eight tool hooks, and a long towel bar; on sale for $399 (down from $500) at Chef's Catalog.
Above: Metro Commercial Chef’s Cart with a versatile butcher block top; $250.90 at the Container Store.
Above: John Boos Kitchen Cart with a butcher block top; $499 at Chef's Catalog.
Above: The Stadium Cart by Chris & Chris is one part rustic and one part stainless steel kitchen island; $475 at All Kitchen Carts. (N.B. For more rustic kitchen island ideas, see "DIY: Kitchen Island Made from Carpenter's Work Bench.")
Above: The Dacke Stainless Steel Kitchen Island with locking casters has side rails for hanging towels or linens or, when used with s-hooks, for utensil storage; $249 at Ikea.
Above: Seville Stainless Steel Chef’s Work Table; $119.95 at Target.
For more rolling kitchen island ideas, see "Kitchen Islands and Tables on Wheels."