Efficient use of space is important in any kitchen, but this is especially so in small kitchen design. One of the best kinds of kitchen furniture for small kitchens is kitchen carts. Their portability and extra storage and counter space combine to make it indispensable in modern kitchen design. They are not only for small kitchens though, they are a great choice for any size kitchen. To get the most out of your kitchen cart, there are some design features you should look for.
To get the most out of your new kitchen cart look for features such as access to the drawers and cabinets from either side of the cart. It will be much harder to use if you have to go to the other side to get to your cooking equipment and tools.
A towel rack is a great convenience to have on a kitchen cart. Either a rack or a hook makes it easy to quickly get your towel if you need it. A cutting board is good too. Some carts provide a pull out cutting board. Many of them however build the cutting board into the counter top. The counter top may be one of many different materials. Wood and granite are two popular materials. Locking wheels are important to look for. Keeping the cart still when you’re working is a safety feature.
Kitchen carts are made from many different materials, but wood and metal are the most popular. Of these two wood is the most used. For a classic style oak is a good choice. Its strength and heavy nature gives the furniture made from it an air of sturdy dependability. For modern or contemporary styled kitchen furniture maple or cherry are popular choices. Pine is often used for casual or country kitchen furniture. There many other kinds of wood in use too.
It is hard to find a more versatile and useful type of kitchen furniture than kitchen carts. This is especially important for people on a limited budget. No other kitchen equipment will yield as great an increase in combined storage space and work space as a kitchen cart. If you spend a little time analyzing what your needs are and seeing what’s available, you’ll find the perfect kitchen cart for you and your kitchen.