so desperately need. Here are a few we've been eyeing:
• The Town House Table from Kitchen Island Company, $405 and up - We like the look and sturdiness of the light wood. We considered other models with more shelves, but decided that we'd end up bumping our knees a lot as we did prepwork. The model comes in several sizes, so we can pick the one that best fits our space.
• Dacke Kitchen Island from Ikea, $549 - This one has a chique modern design, and yet is still very functional. The drawer would be very handy, and Ikea has a rolling cart with shelves that fits perfectly underneath (of course!).
• Monterey Oak Granite Kitchen Cart from Chefs, $499.99 - Granite makes a very nice work surface, and the combination of drawers and shelves would be very handy. We can't decide if having wheels would be a bonus or if they would make the island less sturdy.
• Kitchen Cart from Everything Furniture, $268 - This cart island seems like it has a little bit of everything: stainless steel counter, wood legs and shelves, wheels, and even a side bar for kitchen towels! Do you have a kitchen island? What do you like or not like about it? Related: Look! Kitchen Island Made from Shopping Carts!