Portable Kitchen Island Plans

Portable kitchen islands offer great convenience and can be designed creatively to make a multifunctional piece of kitchen furniture. You have various design plans to choose from and play up the cooking space with classy kitchen islands that offer much more than a countertop and some storage space.
Kitchen islands have become a popular part of many cooking spaces. A kitchen island placed right in center of your kitchen offers convenience and adds a style element to your kitchen. Kitchen islands form the focal point of a kitchen and helps organize a range of stuff if the piece is designed well. Portable kitchen islands are becoming quite popular due to their multifunctional feature. They provide workspace and freedom of changing their placement as and when required. You can not only move them at any corner of your kitchen, but also shift them completely out of the cooking space. Most of the modern kitchen islands offer you a movable island that also works as a serving trolley. Here are some ideas that can help you order one of the best kitchen island plans.

Possible Design Plans

Simply Portable
If you are just interested in having a movable island, then you have chosen one of the simplest plans that also fits in a budget. The kitchen island design in this case is much similar to any kitchen island. You can add closed cabinets below the countertop which offers storage space. A line of drawers can help you place smaller kitchen tools and accessories. With the wheels fixed up at the bottom you have a portable island ready to play up the kitchen decor. Being portable you can change its placement from center of the kitchen area to any corner or even out of the kitchen according to your needs. Make sure you follow the kitchen decor theme including the color and material of countertop and cabinet to heighten the overall effect.

Serving Trolley Styled
Well, if you are planning to spice up a smaller cooking space, here's one of the best ideas. With an island of a smaller dimension, designed to place cooked food and serving utensils, you can have a serving trolley that adds to the convenience of moving cooked food to the dining area. So a perfect combo of kitchen island and serving trolley, this plan is much easy to work upon. The structure will consist of a countertop (best if matched with the kitchen countertop), 2-3 open shelves one below another and 2 small drawers. You can also have the lower part divided into two vertical halves. The left half can be used for open shelves and the right one for a closed section with compartments. Add the wheels and your island cum trolley is ready to use.

Kitchen Island and Dining Combo
Kitchen islands with breakfast bars are becoming quite popular these days. You can have one such an island that also works as a breakfast table or dining table for two. When you are residing in smaller apartments which do not have separate dining areas, such islands are smart choice. You can have well designed islands with stools that have countertop extended ahead of the base storage structure. This will help you have some leg room while you seat yourself on a stool to use this countertop for dining.

Apart from the aforementioned design plans, you have many more variations in this portable kitchen furniture. Make sure you keep the dimensions smaller so that the piece can be easily moved from its place. Especially plans that offer you a kitchen island with features of a serving trolley or portable kitchen workplace need to have really smaller dimensions. As you must be able to easily move it alone from the kitchen to another area, keeping the size smaller is an essential factor. Good quality wheels with a locking facility is the primary element of the entire design plan. So work on the design plan and have a multipurpose and well-organized island!
By Mamta Mule
Published: 3/7/2011
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