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The One Thing You Need To Create Extra Space In A Tiny Kitchen

You can use it as storage and as an extension of your countertop, too!

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Photography: Dairy Darilag and Michael Angelo Chua (Main Photos) | courtesy of the Brands (Products)

While small cooking corners are easy to maintain, there are days when we can’t help but wish for a bigger countertop, an extra storage nook, or even a bigger space where we can move around and finish cooking in minutes. Aside from installing shelves and overhead cabinets, there’s a versatile piece you can invest in to help you make the most of the cooking area you have—a freestanding kitchen island! You may opt for a table or a mobile cart that you can place in a corner for storage, too. Here are noteworthy picks and how you can maximize each:

For a rustic-inspired kitchen


A striking wooden piece can be your kitchen's beautiful focal point. This must-have will look good in a country- or rustic-inspired space. Place it in the middle to serve as your work area. The shelves underneath can be used for pots and pans, while the drawers can be used to organize cutlery.

Blue Stone Kitchen Island, price available upon request, Crate & Barrel SM Makati

A luxe table with a marble top


Working on tight spaces doesn't meant you need to scrimp on style and elegance. A French marble island can turn your kitchen into a picture-perfect area. Keep it stylish with a simple vignette of blooms and fruits.

French Kitchen Table, P89,990, Crate & Barrel

A compact mobile piece perfect for teeny tiny units


In many condo units where every inch of space counts, a tiny mobile cart can work wonders. You can place it in a corner to extend your countertop and use the space underneath to store jars of ingredients, extra kitchen essentials, and other supplies.

Erma Kitchen Cart, price available upon request, BLIMS Fine Furniture, www.blimsfurniture.com.ph

A neutral number ideal for industrial-inspired spaces

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Add flair to a contemporary or industrial-inspired space with this must-have in ash gray. It doesn't attract too much attention and lets you keep secret treats in a compact cabinet. The wooden top is perfect for meal prep while adding a bit of warmth to the kitchen.

Sheridan Kitchen Cart, P34,990, Crate & Barrel

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