It’s a great way to add some storage (depending on what you need) as well as add another food prep workspace.
For a kitchen cart to be truly versatile, you need one with wheels – so you can reposition it as needed, even wheel it to another room for doing crafts or other off-season needs.
There’s a very wide variety of styles, sizes and finishes – something for every budget – but check out my buying tips before starting to shop.
And expect to have a little assembly work to do before you can stock it up – most need assembling. There are extremely good deals out right now, so you can save even more on the purchase of a mobile kitchen cart or island.
Mobile Kitchen Cart Buying Tips
- Decide on a likely place for the kitchen cart and measure the space first before buying.
- Consider storage potential and your needs; larger may be more versatile, but will it overwhelm your area. A smaller cart is easier to move to different areas.
- Do you want some drawers or utensil holders?
- Cart size should pose no problems when it comes to delivery and access to the kitchen or dining area
- Wheels should be non-marking, heavy duty (for load weight) and should swivel
- Top should be easy to maintain; stainless steel is best for easy care or wood butcher block. Granite is heavy and needs extra care, but looks nice.
- Style should suit your decor and finish should compliment your existing cabinets.
- If you want to place your microwave on it, make sure it will fit on the cart.
- A handle of some sorts or a way to grab the cart for moving it around, is nice to have.
- Expect some delivery charges for large items.
Mobile kitchen carts can save you a bundle over an expensive renovation and for renters or condo owners, it can provide that much needed storage and work area.
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