The Best Kitchen Carts for Small And Flexible Spaces

A kitchen cart is the equivalent of a kitchen island but for small spaces. If we’re looking at it this way it’s easy to identify certain similarities between the two elements. These and all the differences between them will become more apparent as we take a closer look at some of the best kitchen carts that are available right now. Let’s dive right in.

1.Single Drawer Kitchen Cabinet Storage Cart

Like most kitchen carts, this one is compact and mobile. Its overall dimensions are 26.9” W x 18.2” D x 34.3” H. That means it should fit without any problems in any kitchen no matter how small it is. And since it’s meant for small spaces, the caster wheels are a must-have. They allow you to move it around and to make room in the kitchen when you need to or to bring the cart closer when you want to use it. The cart features a solid beech wood construction with a simple and versatile design and a natural finish. It has a fairly generous storage area divided into two compartments hidden behind the two doors as well as a slide-out drawer above that.

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Single Drawer Kitchen Cabinet Storage Cart

Single Drawer Kitchen Cabinet Storage Cart

There’s also a towel rail conveniently placed on one side.

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2.Rolling Bamboo Kitchen Cart Island on Wheels Trolley

Since you’re looking for a cart, it’s safe to assume that you have a small kitchen or at least that you don’t want to fill it all with big, bulky furniture. Considering these aspects, a good suggestion would be to avoid closed cabinet carts and to look instead for a more open design that allows the kitchen to look airy. This is one of the options. This rolling cart measures 26.75” in length x 14.5” in width and 29.5” in height. It only weighs 21 lbs which makes it super easy to move it around, especially with the built-in caster wheels. The cart has a total capacity of 110 lbs which should be more than enough.

Natural Bamboo

Rolling Bamboo Kitchen Cart Island on Wheels Trolley

Rolling Bamboo Kitchen Cart Island on Wheels Trolley

It’s equipped with two drawers for utensils and small items, a rack that can hold 3 bottles, 3 removable wire baskets and two open shelf areas.

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3.Giantex Kitchen Cart Rolling Island Cart Bamboo Trolley

This kitchen cart is fairly similar to the previously mentioned one, with a few distinctions to be highlighted. It has a stainless steel top which lets you use it as a little counter space for prepping food whenever needed. It’s also very easy to clean. The rest of the cart has a natural bamboo construction that gives it an elegant look and helps it add warmth to any kitchen. It’s sturdy and durable but also lightweight and stylish, a really great combination that suits any style. Four caster wheels allow you to easily move the cart around the kitchen or to bring it into the dining room or the living area and use it as a serving cart. Two of the casters can be locked in place to prevent unintentional movement.

Bamboo Trolley

Giantex Kitchen Cart Rolling Island Cart Bamboo Trolley

Giantex Kitchen Cart Rolling Island Cart Bamboo Trolley

As far the the overall storage capacity of the cart is concerned, this piece includes two drawers, 3 metal baskets, a deep drawer, two shelves and a towel rail.

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4.Clevr Rolling Kitchen Cart Island

In this particular case, the design makes it easier to see the correlation between a typical kitchen island and a cart. This is mostly due to the elongated shape of the cart and also the fact that it has a top which contrasts with the rest of the frame. The cart is made from high-quality rubber wood and measures 44” in length x 18” in width and 35.5” in height. It can hold up to 110 lbs and has a simple and versatile design. Two drawers at the top provide storage for all the kitchen utensils as well as some small tools and accessories. Two drawers can be used to store and organize a variety of items such as dishes, small appliances, small crates or baskets filled with various things.

Walnut Colored

Clevr Rolling Kitchen Cart Island

Clevr Rolling Kitchen Cart Island

The cart also has a towel rail on the side and four heavy-duty casters, two of which are lockable.

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5.Craftsmen Kitchen Roll-About Cart

Although small and compact, this kitchen cart has a very elegant and distinguished look which is mostly due to the selection of materials used in its construction. The body is made from solid wood with a rich finish. The cart has an actual countertop which contrasts with the rest of the structure, making it easier to consider this a miniature kitchen island. the overall dimensions of this cart as the following: 29” width x 20” depth x 55.5” height. The countertop is 2.25” thick. The cart has a small pull-out drawer right underneath the top which is 22” wide, 14.5” deep and only 3” high. It’s suitable for storing cutlery and other small items. Underneath the drawer there are two open shelves.

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Craftsmen Kitchen Roll-About Cart

Craftsmen Kitchen Roll-About Cart

They have slightly different proportions, the bottom one being 12” high compared to the top one which is only 9.5” high.

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6.Linon Kitchen Island Granite Top

Given how small a lot of kitchen carts are, they’re not exactly crucial when it comes to storage. They’re closer to being an accessory which actually gives you the perfect opportunity to fit them with elements that your kitchen lacks such as a wine rack for example. This cart is actually exactly what we had in mind. It’s small and measures only 33.88″ x 22.8″ x 15.63″. You can’t expect it to be able to hold a lot of things. However, it’s ideal for the accessories included in this particular design: a 4-bottle wine rack, a wire basket and a versatile open shelf. It also has a granite top, a drawer and casters for added mobility and versatility. 

Granite Top

Linon Kitchen Island Granite Top

Linon Kitchen Island Granite Top

Natural finish work island featuring an elegant granite top

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7.Seville Classics Stainless-Steel NSF-Certified Professional Kitchen Work Table Cart

If you’d like your kitchen cart to look a bit more industrial and to look more like an actual cart and less like a tiny island, you should have a closer look at this piece. It’s made from stainless steel which makes it highly durable, strong and sturdy and also means it’s easy to clean and resistant to rust, stains and mold. That’s actually a really argument in favor of industrial carts over most other styles. The overall dimensions of this cart are 24” width x 20” depth x 36” height. The top is made from solid, grade 443 stainless steel with a brushed finish and bullnose front and rear sides. It’s 1.5” thick. The cart doesn’t have any drawers. It includes a pull-out storage basket that measures 18.25” x 14.5” x 4” and a steel wire shelf.

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Professional Kitchen Work Table Cart

Professional Kitchen Work Table Cart

They’re both very versatile and can be used for a variety of purposes. The cart also has four 3” rubber wheels, two of which are lockable as usual.

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8.Origami Foldable Kitchen Island Cart

The main reason why kitchen carts are so practical is the fact that they’re small and compact. This particular cart takes practicality to a whole new level. It looks just like any regular cart but what sets it apart from all the other models we looked at so far is the folding frame. This single detail is enough make this piece special. But let’s check out some of the more general characteristics. The cart has a steel frame which makes it very strong, sturdy and durable. It has a thick countertop with a towel bar attached to one side and two open shelves for storing a variety of things including boxes and baskets.

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Origami Foldable Kitchen Island Cart

Origami Foldable Kitchen Island Cart

It also has four caster wheels for added mobility, two of which are lockable.

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9.Three-Tier Kitchen Utility Cart

Although advertised as kitchen carts, these furniture pieces are actually quite versatile and if the design allows it they can also be used in kitchens, living rooms and other types of spaces. This particular cart is a good example. It makes sense to use it as a kitchen cart, especially with a bunch of S hooks attached to the sides. However, it’s sleek and elegant enough to also serve as a side table in the living room or as a little cabinet for the office. The caster wheels allow you to easily move it around and even change its function as needed. The cart is 23.7” long x 15.75” wide and 28.74” high. It has a sleek metal frame and two wooden shelves which can hold a variety of different things. The countertop matches the shelves.

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3-Tier Kitchen Utility Cart

3-Tier Kitchen Utility Cart

You also get 10 hooks which can be used to conveniently hang and organize kitchen tools and utensils.

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10.Kitchen Cart with Wood Top by Home Styles

Here’s a kitchen cart that looks very much like a small island. It would actually be fair to say it’s a hybrid since it’s not as small as a typical cart but also not as big as a regular island. Its design also borrow elements from both. It has a solid hardwood construction with some parts made from engineered wood and a black finish. The top is made from natural solid rubber wood and contrasts with the body. It has has a drop-leaf design which allows it to be extended only when needed in order to save space and to increase versatility. The exact dimensions of this piece are: 53.5” width x 18” depth x 36” height.

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Kitchen Cart with Wood Top by Home Styles

Kitchen Cart with Wood Top by Home Styles

With the drop leaf in use, the overall depth goes up to 29”.

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11.Wood Drop-Leaf Kitchen Cart

Speaking of drop leaf attachments, you can also get that on a smaller, more typical kitchen cart. This model is a really great example. It’s ideal of small kitchens which don’t have sufficient counter space or storage capacity. When in its most compact form it measures 25 1/4” in width, 20” in depth and 33 1/4” in height. When fully expanded the top is 45” wide, increasing the usable work space considerably. Apart from the two leaves which are definitely very convenient and practical, the cart also has a drawer for storing utensils, an open shelf and a storage compartment at the bottom with two cabinet doors.

drop-leaf cart

Wood Drop-Leaf Kitchen Cart

Wood Drop-Leaf Kitchen Cart

It’s build from solid beech wood with brushed nickel hardware and is also has caster wheels which can be locked in place.

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12.Grey Rolling Kitchen Cart

Although small, this cart is highly convenient, practical and versatile. It has a sturdy and durable frame made from solid wood and four caster wheels for added mobility and flexibility. The top is made from rubber wood and a natural finish which contrasts with the grey body. The wheels rotate 360 degrees and two of them have locking brakes. The cart’s overall dimensions are 33” H x 22.8” L x 15.7” W. It has a drawer at the top which can be used to store kitchen utensils and two open shelves which can serve a variety of purposes. There’s also a built-in kitchen towel holder on one side.

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Grey Rolling Kitchen Cart

Grey Rolling Kitchen Cart

All of these details make this kitchen cart not just very convenient but also versatile and elegant.

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Conclusion

Whether you’re looking for a way to add more storage to your kitchen, some extra counter space or a versatile and multi-purpose piece which you can move around as needed, a kitchen cart is the ideal choice, there’s no doubt about it. The only variable you should think about is the design and it’s up to you to decide which one makes most sense for you and your kitchen.

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