This 65 kitchen island with wheels is my best space-making hack
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- I don't have a lot of storage in my small New York City kitchen, so I bought this kitchen island on wheels to create more usable space.
- It's divided into five sections: a granite countertop, a drawer, a wine rack, a wire storage basket, and a shelf.
- I use the island to tuck away lesser-used appliances, cookware, small tools and to store fruits and vegetables.
- It has had a huge impact on my kitchen organization, and for only .
The hardest part about cooking in a New York City apartment is finding creative ways to work around the lack of space.
I store many of my dry ingredients in glass jars to cut down on box clutter. I store my spices in that stick to the side of my fridge. And I use adhesive hooks to hang my most frequently used kitchen tools so that they're readily accessible and so that they don't clog up my utensils drawer. These hacks have helped me get more out of my kitchen, but they weren't enough for my everyday cooking and storage needs.
So I bought the Linon Kitchen Island on Amazon for , and it has had a huge impact on my kitchen organization.
The island is 33.88" tall, 22.8" wide, and 15.63" deep. It fits neatly between my countertop and the fridge, and because it's on wheels I can quickly roll it out when I need it, and push it back in place when I don't. What I like best about the kitchen island is how it's divided into five sections: It has a granite top that's perfect for weeknight meal prep or to store lesser-used appliances like my blender, a drawer below that for smaller tools, and then a wine rack that holds four bottles. A wire storage basket that I use for fruits and vegetables and a shelf that holds my baking sheets and pans comprise the island's bottommost sections.
I can access almost every section of the island without pulling it out from its spot between my counter and fridge. The only one that's inaccessible is the drawer, but getting to it only about five seconds, so it's not a big deal.
It doesn't come assembled, but it only took me about 10 minutes to put the island together. The instructions are simple and straightforward, and the process didn't require a lot of tools. If you've ever assembled anything from IKEA, you'll be fine.
Because I rent my apartment, I can't make too many upgrades or modifications to the space. While I would love to design my "dream kitchen" with large countertops to meal prep and tons of cabinet storage, I knew I had to be realistic about what I could do with the one I have right now. For only on Amazon, the Linon Kitchen Island is a great compromise. It provides lots of useful storage and looks pretty nice too.
Video: DIY Kitchen Island
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