Kitchen Islands on the Go
Open-concept kitchens are the standard of luxury kitchen design, and we don't see that changing any time this century. While massive, fixed kitchen islands are often a staple, the flexibility of a freestanding and moveable prep station is something worth considering if your kitchen space allows.
According to Elle H-Millard, CKD, the National Kitchen and Bath Association's Industry Relations Manager, kitchen island prep stations were a huge trend in 2017 and are continuing to gain momentum well into 2018.
"Dual functionality in islands and prep stations is changing the footprint in the traditional kitchen layout, serving as a transformational space to accomplish more than one task," says H-Millard. "Mobility in islands also gives flexibility to create a new space visually."
Cook up some serious style with these freestanding and mobile preparation stations.
FRENCH KITCHEN 72" LARGE KITCHEN ISLAND (above), Crate & Barrel, $3,499
BONIFACIO KITCHEN ISLAND, AllModern, $1,679.99
RUSTIC KITCHEN ISLAND, West Elm, $599
TRAVIS KITCHEN ISLAND, double, marble, dry vintage oak, Williams Sonoma Home, $2,995
20TH C. SALVAGED WOOD & MARBLE KITCHEN CONSOLE, RH, $5,995 – $8,995
ALEIDA KITCHEN ISLAND, Horchow, $1,499
MARRA PREP TABLE, Wayfair, $599.99
CUISINIER WORKTABLE, Waterworks, $4,000
ELWORTH KITCHEN ISLAND, Pottery Barn, $2,649
RACHEL RAY KITCHEN ISLAND, find a retailer