Dreaming of More Counter Space? It's Time for a Kitchen Cart

Dreaming of More Counter Space? It's Time for a Kitchen Cart

We found 13 super versatile options that will work in every kitchen style, starting at just $65!

By Katie Leahy

Do you know exactly what your dream kitchen looks like? Maybe it's chock full of white cabinets and subway-tile backsplash, or maybe you've got a dramatic waterfall soapstone island with two dishwashers. Regardless, we're betting you've spent some time dreaming about exactly what you'd change from your kitchen IRL. Because if you're like us, your kitchen is fine... but falls short in a lot of area.

The biggest one? Precious counter space. Why is it there is never enough counter real estate for that hot dish out of the oven? Where are we supposed to put the appetizers when entertaining? Well, if you can't quite afford your dream kitchen, we've got some good news.

There's an answer to this all-too-common lack of space issue and it's the versatile kitchen cart! Hands down the kitchen furniture MVP, the kitchen cart provides us all with some much-needed flexibility. Often sporting wheels for easy mobility, these carts up the ante wiht extra counter space for chopping and convenient storage with shelves, cabinets and racks. And fear not, there are so many to different styles and designs to choose to from that you can opt for a cart that blends into background of your kitchen or keep it smack dab in the center and use it as a (mobile) island! Either way you're going to wonder how you ever lived without this unsung hero piece.

And the good news is you don’t have to break the bank. We have gathered a wide range of styles, colors, features and price points to choose from - some as low as $65! 

Finnhomy 3-Tier Wire Rolling Kitchen Cart


This commercial grade three level cart comes with an oak top, four chrome hooks and two adjustable shelves. Perfect for housing a microwave, storing pots and pans or serving food, this kitchen cart can serve multiple purposes in any kitchen.

Diaz Kitchen Cart with Wood Top

The Diaz cart brings it all, featuring five spice racks, two large storage shelves and a wine rack large enough for 4 bottles. It comes in two colors, mint and white, both of which have a classic butcher block countertop. We're keen on the mint hue, which will ad a vintage-y pop of color in your dream all-white kitchen.

Finland Kitchen Cart


This classic solid wood cart comes in a natural finish that would match a number of style kitchens. Features include a pull-out cutting board, knife block, deep drawer, wine rack, paper towel holder and open shelving, making this cart versatile and practical all at once.

Crosley Kitchen Cart with Stools

No island in your kitchen? No problem! The Crosley Cart comes with a towel bar, two shelves (one of which is adjustable and removable) and two storage drawers, not to mention two stools for dining or hanging out.

Crosley Sienna Kitchen Cart

The Crosley Siennna Cart is a great compact option without compromising storage. The wire basket drawers are great for fruits or extra towels and oven mitts, and four smaller utility drawers offer up even more storage... all while doing it in a small footprint.

Crosley Roots Rack Industrial Kitchen Cart

Love you some farmhouse style? This cart has a warm rustic feel with a soft honey finish and sturdy steel shelves.  An end towel rack and two roomy drawers make it the perfect entrainment piece while still serving an important storage purpose.

Enclume Butcher Block Bakers Kitchen Cart with Hutch

A cart with a bonus! Built with a hammered steel structure and maple butcher block top, this cart has two lower shelves in addition to an extra upper shelf perfect for storage or decor.  There are also two end bars as well as a utensil bar with handy hooks for utensils or towels. 

Hoglund Kitchen Island with Spice Rack and Towel Rack

I don’t know about you but my spice cabinet is a disaster. This cart gives the perfect spot for overflow or your most frequestly used spices or oils. The large double shelf cabinet and spacious single drawer will give you that extra storage you've been dreaming of, and let's not forget the additional counter top!

ChooChoo Kitchen Island Cart with Wood Top-Navy Blue

This navy blue beauty’s features include a center cabinet which is a nice hide away for items. It also includes two shelves on each side, double drawers, a towel rack with two end shelves as well.

Kitchen Island with Butcher Block Top

This isn’t a typically cart you see everyday. The perfect option for someone who loves to cook. The “chop and drop” design provides the perfect prep area. You can place the prepared foods in the provided bin or swap out the bin and use the included trash ring for unwanted scraps.  There is a thick butcher block top as well as the end rack with multiple hooks and two roomy shelves, making this cart a chefs dream.

Foret Kitchen Island

One of the larger carts of the list, this solid acacia wood structure with marble inset top would be a gorgeous addition to any kitchen. With wheels, you have the flexibility of mobility but the size gives you the option to use as an island or buffet and adding ample counter space. Two large shelves and an end towel rack give this beautiful piece tons of versatility.

Tangkula Bar Cart 2 Tier Acrylic Clear Home Kitchen Rolling Serving Cart

Need a cart but prefer a minimalist/modern look? We got you! This sleek clear acrylic two-shelfer is just what you're looking for! Its durable material makes it easy to clean, and appropriate for outdoor elements. So yes, transitioning to a patio for double duty makes it a true MVP!

Home Styles Vineyard Kitchen Cart

This sleek compact designed cart comes in a crisp white or black color along with a stainless steel top. Features include an adjustable middle shelf, along with a fixed lower shelf and single drawer giving you extra storage without taking up a tons of space.

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