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How to Add Counter Space to Your Kitchen with Kitchen Furniture

One of the biggest problems with most kitchens today is a lack of counter space. Unless you have had the luxury of building your home specifically to your liking, you are going to run up against the problem some day. You might live in an apartment in the city with a tiny kitchen that lacks counters or you might live in a condominium with a kitchen that only has enough counter space for your microwave and your toaster oven. At some point in your life you are going to have to deal with a lack of counter space because for some reason it is the first thing to go in favor of other things.

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If you happen to live in a house with little to no counter space, don’t worry; you can turn your empty floor space into additional counter space without spending a fortune on a total kitchen overhaul. You don’t have to spend any money on contractor fees and you don’t have to waste your time trying to figure out how to add counters yourself. All you need is a little bit of money to buy certain pieces of kitchen furniture.

There are two types of freestanding kitchen furniture that you can buy that serve to add counter space to your kitchen. The first and probably the best choice is a kitchen trolley or a kitchen island. You can find the portable kitchen carts and stationary island which are great for adding that extra little bit of surface area to your kitchen. Most of them will also come equipped with drawers and cabinets as an added storage bonus so that you can keep your knives, kitchen appliances, and other various pieces of equipment in there for easy access.

The other type of kitchen furniture may not be specifically built for adding counter and storage space to your kitchen like the island is but it will fulfill the need all the same. The kitchen table is an adequate option if you want to add counter space but don’t have enough room for an island. The added bonus is that you can also use the table to sit down and eat your food once you have prepared it.

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