Do you have a smallish kitchen? Or maybe you’re on the fence about work islands (think they’re too suburban?). Here are a dozen low-commitment, problem-solving options, ranging in price from $109 to Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.
Above: The Quovis Counter-Height Table designed by architect Giulio Lazzotti is $1,645 from Design Within Reach. Above: The simple John Boos Cucina Classico Work Table is available in two sizes; prices start at $856 from Kitchen Source. See a version at work in designer Lena Corwin’s Brooklyn kitchen. Above: The March Kitchen Work Table, designed and fabricated by Berkeley-based Matt Bear, combines the lines and lightness of a kitchen table with optional accessories for tools and storage; $23,395. Above: The Ikea Flytta Kitchen Cart in Stainless Steel is $179. Above: The Rustic Kitchen Island with a steel top is currently on sale at $419 at West Elm. Above: The Sheridan Kitchen Island from Crate & Barrel is available in gray, white, and black for $699. Above: The Rimforsa Work Bench has a stainless steel look and bamboo top; $399 at Ikea. Above: The handmade March Turned Leg Table by Union Studio is made from white oak, honed solid Carrara marble, and Farrow & Ball paint; $12,510 exclusive to March. Above: The John Boos All-Stainless Steel Work Table with Shelf is $848 at Butcher Block Co. Above: Ikea’s Förhöja Kitchen Cart in birch is $109. Above: The Salvaged Wood Kitchen Island is made from solid pine timbers and is available in a range of sizes; prices start at $2,095 from Restoration Hardware. Lead photograph by Above: The marble-topped Modular Kitchen Island from Williams-Sonoma is available with a polished nickel, antiqued brass, or oiled bronze base; $2,495. Brian Ferry from Designer Lena Corwin at Home in Fort Greene.