IKEA Kitchen Islands
| UPDATED: May 07, 2020
IKEA kitchen islands are attractive as they provide additional space for storage in kitchens. The best part? They're inexpensive and they’re flexible enough to fit any room arrangement. You can even put one in a corner and just move it around when there’s a need for it.
A kitchen island, especially one that’s mobile, is a must-have for you if you have a small kitchen as it doesn’t take too much valuable floor space but it already offers extra storage and counter space that you can utilize for meal preps. You will have a much easier and quicker access to items in your kitchen as well, as most kitchen islands from IKEA come with open or close shelving.
It's undeniable that kitchen islands are wise investments. But, which one should you choose? The online market is riddled with amazing versions that you’ll second-guess yourself of every decision that you’ll make. Don't worry as you won’t have to scour the market as we’ve done it for you! Just continue reading as we’ve listed the best IKEA kitchen islands that you can get today!
Check them out below.
IKEA STENSTORP Kitchen Island
If you already have an island but you want another one not just for extra storage but also to give your kids their own hangout space, then the STENSTORP Kitchen island is a great choice. It will add an adjacent seating and working area for young kids that's near the kitchen action and your main island. It's great, too, as it’s low in height, which means it can be paired with low stools that won't be dangerous for kids in case they topple off.
Of course, the main purpose of the island is to offer a solution for small kitchens that lack surface for prepping and dicing food and keeping regularly used spices and ingredients within reach. This IKEA product is exactly what you need if that's the case. As it comes with open shelving underneath the counter, you have unlimited choices on what to store including plate dishes!
Measuring 49 5/8 x 31 1/8", it boasts of a sturdy solid oak wood construction with an oak worktop and stainless-steel shelves.
IKEA VADHOLMA Kitchen Island
Next up is the same unit as the first kitchen island we featured but with a beautiful black finish added to the wood construction. It's a beautiful island that you can use as a breakfast nook or hang out spot where kids relax while lunch or dinner is being made. The other side of this kitchen island comes with shelving that you can use in storing different items from plates, utensils, and ingredients to blenders, microwaves, and other kitchen appliances.
Even if you are not blessed with a massive kitchen, it doesn't mean that your kitchen should be less functional. Keep it organized, efficient, and cozy with this 49 5/8x31 1/8x35 3/8", beautifully finished island. The piece pairs well with 24" bar stools. If you’re still doubting whether the black finish will suit your space, it is best if your kitchen has a piece that is trendy with an industrial edge.
IKEA VADHOLMA Mini Kitchen Island
Just because your kitchen doesn't have much space to spare does not mean you can't have an island addition! The VADHOLMA kitchen island in black is a taller and less wide version of the previous island we mentioned, and its sleek and slim profile is perfect in ensuring your new kitchen addition does not overpower a small space. Also, it offers the level of functionality and utility that you are looking for with the two shelves and slim drawer it comes with.
Meanwhile, this wooden island's clean lines give its design an updated, modern feel. The black finish also looks elegant and can seamlessly fit into kitchens regardless of color scheme.
It's a piece that's easy to assemble, plus it looks and feels a lot more expensive than its price tag. If you want to repaint the piece to customize your new kitchen island, it is a good idea as well.
VADHOLMA Kitchen Island with Rack in Black
As we're truly happy and satisfied with this kitchen addition, we're featuring the VADHOLMA kitchen island again but with a rack this time. As you already know all the great features of the island, we'll focus on the added rack for this section.
As you can see from the picture, it's a multi-functional rack with a powder-coated steel construction. With this piece, we're sure your kitchen will never see ladles strewn everywhere and whisks and spatulas sitting where they should never be.
The rack is so versatile that it can be used in storing any kitchen item you wish. It's basically a piece that you should get if you want to free up several kitchen drawers and cabinets. Trust us when we say that this piece will make your tiny kitchen feel like a spacious, high-end one. Also, it is important to note that the rack will let you enjoy additional storage space without sacrificing your bank account or your kitchen's aesthetics!
You already know the dimensions of the island but its height is a total of 193 cm with the rack added. Make sure there are no pendant lights that will be hit by the rack when it’s added.
IKEA RÅSKOG Utility Cart in Black
For a budget utility cart that's made of durable powder-coated steel and has a bit more storage space compared to the kitchen islands we've featured, then check this one out. It's a kitchen cart that is entirely made of metal with an attractive shiny finish. While this shelving cart doesn't offer additional workspace, it is perfect for storing appliances, gadgets, and utensils. It can even be used as a serving cart for your next party.
As it comes with casters, you won't find it hard accessing the items stored on the unit. The RÅSKOG utility cart is a budget piece and it's suitable for myriads of purposes. It is easy on the pocket as well and its simple metal design will give you the guarantee that it will blend into your kitchen decor. When fully assembled, it measures 13 3/4x17 3/4x30 3/4" so it will easily fit into corners.
IKEA STENSTORP Kitchen Cart in White
If you're looking for a more heavy-duty, mobile kitchen island, then a good option for you is the STENSTORP kitchen cart in white. It's a durable kitchen cart as it's made of solid oak wood and added with strong stainless-steel shelving.
The unit features a sustainably sourced hardwood top that's praised by thousands of users for being solid and thick. It's an ideal cart for cooks who require extra cutting surface and prepping area. As for this cart's shelves, they can be used in storing cookbooks, appliances, and more as they're strong.
Despite its tough construction, the entire piece can be wheeled and maneuvered easily thanks to the premium casters added to two of its legs. This high-quality cart costs more than your basic kitchen utility cart; however, its versatility and durability can provide you with the functionality you're looking for plus several years of good use. The entire cart measures 31 1/8x20 1/8x35 3/8" when fully assembled.
IKEA RIMFORSA Work Bench
The beauty of an IKEA kitchen island doesn't lie in its aesthetics alone, but in its versatility as well. With the RIMFORSA workbench, you will be prepping in it as a sous chef one day and as a sleepy hostess of a Sunday breakfast for the next. It comes with a durable bamboo workbench, spacious drawers, storage hooks, and stainless-steel shelving; making the piece an island that works overtime inside your kitchen! It is definitely the piece that will suit your every need.
With its overall dimensions of 47 1/4x25 5/8x36 1/4", it packs a punch with every single inch. Because the piece is relatively big, it can take at least an hour to assemble. Don't fret as the muscle that it requires justifies its use and impact when it's added into your kitchen. It's well worth it even for its price. It can even make a statement in your kitchen, regardless of its design or style. We guarantee it will turn into one of the pieces of furniture in your kitchen that get the most use.