A Floating Kitchen Island

Counter space is usually a premium commodity when installing a new kitchen and a lot of consideration should go into exactly how you are going to maximize it. If there’s room for an innovative idea, explore it to the fullest because there’s often more than one way to arrange the room.

A kitchen island can look and be just about anything you want it to be, from just a work counter to a built-in unit containing a sink or a cooktop. It’s a great way to add functionality to the room, making use of some extra space and creating more bench space.

A floating kitchen island is one of the many configurations you may choose to use and could consist of a butcher’s block or a cart that has been converted to act as the island. The floating part of the island refers to the fact that it may be moved from place to place as the needs change or as more space is needed.

Take a look at the range of butcher's blocks available that would serve very well as properly functioning floating kitchen islands.

Butchers Blocks For Sale



Butchers Block 5ft by 2ft 150x60cm With Stand
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Butchers Block 3ft by 2ft 90x60cm Without Stand
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Core Bamboo Pro Chef Butchers Block with Prep Bowls 22x165x22 Natural Ne
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Round 34 Inch Diameter 30 Inch Tall Antique Butchers Block 13 Inch Thick Block
Round 34 Inch Diameter 30 Inch Tall Antique Butchers Block 13 Inch Thick Block
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Steel Folding Kitchen Island Cart Rubber Wood Butchers Block Counter Top Shelves
Steel Folding Kitchen Island Cart Rubber Wood Butchers Block Counter Top Shelves
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Bamboo Hen Shape Cutting Board Chicken Wood Chopping Board Animal Butchers Block
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Kitchen Cart Rolling Island Removable Wood Butchers Block Hooks Storage Shelve
Kitchen Cart Rolling Island Removable Wood Butchers Block Hooks Storage Shelve
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Bees Wax Wood And Butchers Block Cleaner Polish
Bees Wax Wood And Butchers Block Cleaner Polish
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Natural Chopping Block Wax for Cutting Boards and Butchers Blocks Coconut Oil Be
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Beeswax Wood and Butchers Block Conditioner Cleaner and Protector Wax Renew on
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Dollhouse miniature 1 24 scale butchers block
Dollhouse miniature 1 24 scale butchers block
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Dollhouse Miniature Bakers Rack with Butchers Block Kitchen Work Center WHT
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The floating kitchen island gives you the versatility to place an island into a kitchen that may not have the room to contain one all the time. When the island is not in use it can be rolled away into a corner, another room or under a table and then brought out when food preparation is required.

Some floating kitchen islands also give you another little benefit and that is another storage option with cupboards, a drawer or a shelf (or all three) contained under the food preparation area. If your space is tight, then the odds are there is going to be a necessity for any storage space you can get and this portable option will come into its own yet again.

The butcher’s block as the floating island option is probably the most commonly seen but just about any food preparation surface set on wheel for convenient movement will work too. It’s all about choosing the piece that best meets your needs and works well in your kitchen.

Possible brand names to look for when buying a butcher's block include John Boos, Whitmore and Bally. Kitchen carts can be found from brand names such as Danver, Winsome and Legnoart among others.

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