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Kitchen Islands Buying Guide

There are many reasons to buy a kitchen island. Even the smallest kitchen benefits from an island, which provides extra work surface, offers storage, or facilitates a functional work triangle.

Types of Kitchen Islands

Types of Kitchen Islands

Kitchen islands come in a wide range of materials and prices. Do a quick Internet search, and you’ll see islands that cost from a few hundred to a few thousand dollars. Prices vary because of the size of islands and the quality of the materials and construction. Check out the basic types of kitchen islands. Once you settle on the type you want, buy the best island of that type that your funds allow.

Rolling

A rolling island is mounted on casters. The casters should be large, sturdy, and lock in place so the island doesn’t drift away as you try to roll out pastry dough.

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LTD
$58.99 $53.09

Bring your bar with you wherever you choose to with this bamboo rolling cart. Featuring casters, this beautiful piece is strategic...ally designed to fit a variety of sizes of bottles and dishes. No matter your needs, this rolling bar will prove to be a... read more

LTD
$53.09

Bring your bar with you wherever you choose to with this bamboo rolling cart. Featuring casters, this beautiful piece is strategic...ally designed to fit a variety of sizes of bottles and dishes. No matter your needs, this rolling bar will prove to be a... read more

LTD
$58.99 $53.09

Bring your bar with you wherever you choose to with this bamboo rolling cart. Featuring casters, this beautiful piece is strategic...ally designed to fit a variety of sizes of bottles and dishes. No matter your needs, this rolling bar will prove to be a sleek addition to your home. Details: Features casters and a handle Made with MDF and bamboo Naturally colored wood Measures 18.9 inches long x 18.9 inches wide x 35.04 inches high Assembly Required Color: Natural. read more

Catskill Craftsman
$227.99

Cart feature two slatted shelves Convenient drawer keeps your kitchen organized Locking casters keep cart in place Two nickel-plat...ed towel bars Hardwood Construction Top: 20 in. H x 30 in. W x 1 in. thick Overall Size: 20 in. H x 30 in. W x 35 High read more

Fixed

A fixed island either sits on legs that don’t have casters or gets anchored by screws or glue to a central location. Many people buy a matching fixed island when they buy their kitchen cabinets, and the island gets installed with the cabinets. An island can be added anytime, however.

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$337.99

Solid and sturdy with a beautiful end-grain top, this mobile kitchen island cart features a thick 2.75-inch top with durable legs ...and four locking casters for convenient portability. Crafted of solid parawood with a ready-to-finish design, this... read more

Home Styles
$655.99

Enhance the decor of your kitchen with a bold Prairie Home kitchen island that features distinctive curved flair and antiqued pewt...er hardware. The classic kitchen island in an optional English brown granite split top features two storage drawers and... read more

John Boos
$939.00

A maple top is complemented with sleek steel legs to form this handsome kitchen island table. Designed by John Boos, the Metropoli...tan Station kitchen island comes with a 13-piece Henckels knife set. This Beauty is made and shipped direct by John Boos.... read more

Carts

A kitchen cart is a small furniture piece that rolls on casters. Rolled into the center of the kitchen, the cart can be used as an island. If you plan to use a kitchen cart for food preparation, make sure the work surface is suitable.

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Home Styles
$359.99

Stack extra dishes and serving utensils on the shelves of this kitchen storage cart from Savannah. For extra serving space when co...mpany arrives, roll the entire mobile kitchen cart wherever it is needed. The durable stainless steel table top handles... read more

$337.99

Solid and sturdy with a beautiful end-grain top, this mobile kitchen island cart features a thick 2.75-inch top with durable legs ...and four locking casters for convenient portability. Crafted of solid parawood with a ready-to-finish design, this... read more

Luxor
$177.99

Increase your kitchen storage space with this stainless-steel kitchen cart. Three durable shelves provide plenty of room for stapl...es, small appliances and other kitchenware. Alternatively, keep the top shelf free for use as an extra food prep area in... read more

Home Styles
$199.49

Home Styles' Dolly Madison Prep and Serve Cart is constructed of solids and engineered wood. This cart has plenty of functional fe...atures and style for your perfect kitchen! Solid wood top in a natural finish Stainless steel accents Brushed steel... read more

Storage

Many kitchen islands are simply work surfaces on legs, but others include myriad storage options below the work surface. Options include towel bars, knife racks, shelves, and cabinets, or a combination of these features.

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$337.99

Solid and sturdy with a beautiful end-grain top, this mobile kitchen island cart features a thick 2.75-inch top with durable legs ...and four locking casters for convenient portability. Crafted of solid parawood with a ready-to-finish design, this... read more

$451.99

Available in black or white, this functional kitchen island offers two drawers and two shelves. The rubberwood top adds ample coun...ter space. Quantity: One (1) wide kitchen island cart Materials: MD/ engineered wood with high quality paper laminate or... read more

$484.49 $436.04

Give your kitchen extra room with this functional kitchen island table. Complete with a drop leaf this is a versatile table that c...an be used as kitchen island, server table or storage bar island. The 2-drawer with side shelving gives you plenty of additional space for odds and ends and a lower shelf for extra space. The entire piece features a warm cherry oak finish that complements every decor. Set includes: One (1) kitchen island Materials: Rubberwood frame, veneer Wood finish: Brown Drop leaf Two (2) drawers Three (3) shelves Under island clearance: 4.7 inches Bottom shelf dimensions: 44.17 inches wide x 16.9 inches deep x 12.3 inches high Top shelf dimensions: 17 inches deep x 12.5 inches wide x 12.6 inches high Drawer dimensions: 15.75 inches deep x 13.5 inches wide x 5.7 inches high Overall table dimensions: 36 inches high x 48 inches wide x 20-34 inches deep Assembly required. This product will be shipped using Threshold delivery. The product will be delivered to your door or the nearest ground-level entrance of your residence. Signature required upon delivery. Please note: Orders of 151-pounds or more will be shipped via Freight carrier and our Oversized Item Delivery/Return policy will apply. Please click here for more information. Furniture Room: Kitchen, Living Room, Office, Bar Style: Casual, Mission, Rustic, Traditional Material: Rubberwood, Veneer Assembly: Assembly Required Exact Color: Brown Finish: Wood Finish Color: Brown Please note: Orders of 151 pounds or more will be shipped via Freight carrier and our Oversized Item Delivery/Return policy will apply. Please click here for more information. Color: Brown. read more

$134.99

This sleek kitchen cart is a great way to keep your kitchen organized and all your cooking essentials close at hand. One drawer an...d two shelves give you plenty of storage and the large rubberwood top adds extra counter space. Set includes: Kitchen... read more

Purchase Considerations

Purchase Considerations

When choosing a kitchen island, the most important consideration is the available floor space between cabinets and appliances in the middle of your kitchen. If you pick an island that’s too large, you’ll end up squeezing past it or bumping into it. Pick one that’s too small, and it may not be reachable when you pull ingredients from the fridge. Find several islands you like, then tape their dimensions to your kitchen floor. Practice moving around the tape marks for a week or so to determine which the size works best. Here are some other things that may influence your purchase:

Surface Material

If you plan to use your island as a work surface for food preparation, it’s best to have an appropriate top, such as butcher block, tile, granite, or stainless steel. With the right work surface, you’ll constantly top the island with a cutting board or trivet to make it usable. If the island is purely decorative or you want to use it as an extra eating spot, any surface material works.

Cleanability

Like other furniture in your kitchen, the island sees its fair share of sauce splatters and drink spills. Make sure you know how—and how often—to clean it. If you choose an island with a butcher-block top, for example, it needs to be treated periodically with food-safe oil. A granite top must be sealed every so often, according to the manufacturer’s instructions. If the island has open shelves in its base, you’ll need to dust the items you store there.

Extra Features

Some nice gadgets and features come in even in the most basic kitchen islands. Look for towel bars, hooks for hot pads, a cutlery storage drawer, a spice rack, vegetable baskets, knife slots, and cutouts that contain compost buckets. If you periodically need an extra table surface, you might like an island with a drop leaf. If you like to bake, you might want an island surface that contains a marble slab. For entertaining frequently, look for an island with a built-in wine rack.

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Home Styles
$639.49 $575.54

The Crescent Hill collection by Home Styles is where contemporary charm meets classic design. From the unique tortoise shell two-t...one finish, the beautifully aged nickel hardware, and unique shaped curved design. Birch veneer interiors and plywood... read more

$835.99 $752.39

Give your kitchen extra room with this functional kitchen island table set. Complete with a drop leaf this is a versatile table th...at can be used as kitchen island, server table or storage bar island. The 2-drawer with side shelving gives you plenty of... read more

Oh! Home
$1,048.49 $943.64

Add tradition in a modern way with this cherry kitchen cart featuring three drawers and four shelves for storage and space for dec...oration. With soft curves, warm cherry finish and knobs it is a new take on a classic piece. Material: MDF, paulownia,... read more

Home Styles
$656.99 $591.29

The embodiment of elegance, the Colonial Classics Collection by Home Styles provides a sophisticated retreat. Creating the kitchen... of your dreams with beautiful craftsmanship such as impressive picture frame moldings and turned bun feet. Physically... read more

Oh! Home
$1,129.99 $1,016.99

The Salem white kitchen island is necessary staple for any kitchen. With the white finish, silver knobs, and conventional lines it... is a signature piece. It features 12 bottle wine racks, wine glass holders, towel rack on one side, two (2) drawers on... read more

KitchenAid
$1,899.99 $1,709.09

KitchenAid���� 42" Island Mount Range Hood w/ 600 CFM Fan - Efficient and Stylish This KitchenAid 42-inch ventilation hood KVIB602...D is ideal over an island cooktop or range. The Three-Speed Electronic Glass Touch control enhances performance by providing a timed, short burst of high-speed ventilation to effectively filter steam, grease and odors from the air, so you can use high-temperature cooking techniques with confidence. In addition, the Auto Speed Setting protects your cabinets from steam, grease and moisture by automatically adjusting fan speed to ventilation needs. Plus, the Whisper Quiet���� system operates at levels that allow you to carry on conversations, so you won������t have to worry about your vent hood disrupting your day-to-day activities that take place in the kitchen. read more

KitchenAid
$1,699.99 $1,529.09

KitchenAid���� 36" Island Mount Range Hood w/ 600 CFM Fan - Efficient and Stylish This KitchenAid 36-inch ventilation hood KVIB606...D is ideal over an island cooktop or range. The Three-Speed Electronic Glass Touch control enhances performance by providing a timed, short burst of high-speed ventilation to effectively filter steam, grease and odors from the air, so you can use high-temperature cooking techniques with confidence. In addition, the Auto Speed Setting protects your cabinets from steam, grease and moisture by automatically adjusting fan speed to ventilation needs. Plus, the Whisper Quiet���� system operates at levels that allow you to carry on conversations, so you won������t have to worry about your vent hood disrupting your day-to-day activities that take place in the kitchen. read more

KitchenAid
$1,899.99 $1,709.09

Whirlpool 36" Island-Mount 3-Speed Canopy Hood - Stylish and Efficient This Whirlpool 36" Island-Mount 3-Speed Canopy Hood provide...s the coverage necessary over a 30- or 36-inch cooking surface. Features like Auto Speed Sensing ensure that the ventilation system will provide the power needed to protect your cabinets from steam, grease and moisture. Four LED task lights provide ample light when cooking. Two halogen nightlights provide ambient light for the kitchen. read more

$484.49 $436.04

Give your kitchen extra room with this functional kitchen island table. Complete with a drop leaf this is a versatile table that c...an be used as kitchen island, server table or storage bar island. The 2-drawer with side shelving gives you plenty of additional space for odds and ends and a lower shelf for extra space. The entire piece features a warm cherry oak finish that complements every decor. Set includes: One (1) kitchen island Materials: Rubberwood frame, veneer Wood finish: Brown Drop leaf Two (2) drawers Three (3) shelves Under island clearance: 4.7 inches Bottom shelf dimensions: 44.17 inches wide x 16.9 inches deep x 12.3 inches high Top shelf dimensions: 17 inches deep x 12.5 inches wide x 12.6 inches high Drawer dimensions: 15.75 inches deep x 13.5 inches wide x 5.7 inches high Overall table dimensions: 36 inches high x 48 inches wide x 20-34 inches deep Assembly required. This product will be shipped using Threshold delivery. The product will be delivered to your door or the nearest ground-level entrance of your residence. Signature required upon delivery. Please note: Orders of 151-pounds or more will be shipped via Freight carrier and our Oversized Item Delivery/Return policy will apply. Please click here for more information. Furniture Room: Kitchen, Living Room, Office, Bar Style: Casual, Mission, Rustic, Traditional Material: Rubberwood, Veneer Assembly: Assembly Required Exact Color: Brown Finish: Wood Finish Color: Brown Please note: Orders of 151 pounds or more will be shipped via Freight carrier and our Oversized Item Delivery/Return policy will apply. Please click here for more information. Color: Brown. read more

Asstd National Brand
$2,950.00 $1,475.00

Featuring a gorgeous blended finish and pullout side counter that extends the width by 24", this island creates a marvelous center...piece in any kitchen. hardwood and engineered wood construction rustic cherry and black finish butt-joint joinery 2 spacious storage drawers 3 fixed shelves offer ample display space 2 cabinet doors and 12-bottle wine rack on each side antique brass hardware Measures 48Wx25Dx36"H without counter extension; measures 72Wx25Dx36"H with counter extension. Wipe clean with a soft cloth. Assembly required; Phillips screwdriver needed. Imported. read more

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