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Kitchen Islands & Carts FAQs

The size of the kitchen island you select will depend on the space you have for it. Generally, there should be at least 3 feet of space around a stationary island in the middle of the kitchen. Kitchen islands on wheels give you some leeway since you can move them more easily.

Measure the space where you intend to place your kitchen island and subtract 6 feet from the width to determine how much room is left over. This will give you an idea of the maximum size you should select. Kitchen islands can be anywhere from 15 to 35 inches deep and 22 to 60 inches wide, so you’re sure to find one that’s a fit for your space. If you decide that your kitchen is too small for a large kitchen island, opt for a small kitchen cart instead.




For a built-in kitchen island, you can expect to pay anywhere from $3,000 to $5,000 – and the prices only go up from there if you want custom features. Store-bought mobile islands can still cost as much as $3,000! That’s a lot of dough!

At Bob’s Discount Furniture, I’ve wheeled and dealed to get you the best possible prices. Shop my selection and you can get a kitchen island with stools for under $1,000 or a kitchen cart for under $200.




Definitely! Kitchen islands are multitaskers that serve more than one purpose, making them especially useful in small spaces.

To use a kitchen island dining table, you’ll want to get one that comes with seating or can accommodate seats. A kitchen island with a drop leaf top lets you extend the surface space for mealtime and lower it when you need extra room. Using a kitchen island as a dining table will most likely limit your seating to two or four people, but that can be all you need when you’re short on space. This type of set up can also help to define spaces if you have an open floor plan that blends the living room and kitchen. Place a kitchen island table at the end of the kitchen area and you now have a dining area!