In a time when kitchen gatherings are fast becoming the en vogue method for entertaining, kitchen space is paramount. The need for organizational structure, convenience, and freedom to move about the kitchen are priorities atop most household lists. Our society is growing more streamlined, and therefore so are our lives. We find the need to not only bake cookies and create theme-inspired meals, but the need to create the space to enjoy our family gatherings. Recent trends in kitchen design are incorporating kitchen carts for just this purpose, and the modern kitchen carts have been successful in adding the space, storage, and convenience we need to turn this room into the cooking and entertaining arena we're searching for.
A variety of kitchen carts exist on the market today. Rolling carts feature mobility, an important function to consider when buying. These kitchen carts also lock for stability when necessary. They are portable and can operate as both a serving cart for guests or as a storage device when not in use. Microwave carts are another form of kitchen cart and are very popular. These carts help eliminate the need to utilize counter space and instead offer easy access to the microwave while providing much needed storage space in its cabinets. Butcher block kitchen carts are equally growing in popularity. As kitchen carts with at least two inches of wooden cutting area on top, these carts are available with both mobile and stationary options. They make space available for food preparation, and since they contain high-quality, thick butcher block wood, these carts also do not scratch or chip.
Kitchen carts also exist in the form of kitchen islands or tables. Kitchen islands are kitchen carts for larger spaces and can be positioned in other rooms of the house. This kitchen cart features more storage and ample work space and can double as a breakfast bar or seating area. Kitchen carts designed as tables are equally versatile. They present longer surface areas for ideal kitchen work space and often have multiple layers for storage. Kitchen carts in this category are great for time when more people want to assist in the food preparation.
Since, there are a number of different types of kitchen carts, prioritizing your kitchen, cooking, and space needs is the best way to approach when making a decision. How much space is needed? What sizes of cart can the kitchen accommodate? What is the design of the kitchen? What primary functions will the kitchen cart serve? Does the kitchen cart need to be stationary or mobile? All of these questions will assist the buyer in selecting the most functional and aesthetic kitchen cart for their home.