The increased use of innovative and convenient commodities for our homes has taken over in the last decade. What makes it more desirable is its easy availability with online delivery or home delivery from the store options. There are appliances and products in our homes that we never knew existed. But once bought, we don’t know any other way to survive without it. Kitchens are the most vulnerable to such products. We all need healthy, fresh and tasty meals in minutes. Our kitchens have grown smaller owing to the growing products in the industry that will ease meal preparations. The counter and the storage space can never be enough. While architects and designers have come up with innovative ways to increase storage and counter space, this article highlights some simple and readily available kitchen trolleys that can be an asset to your home. 

1. Classic Wooden Trolley

Looking like an ancient cart, this kitchen trolley is one of the most efficient types. Locking wheels and the size makes it flexible to use in any size of the kitchen. It can be used as storage, too, when the counter is not in use. It can be used as an island countertop in the case of small kitchens. The usage of solid wood and its polish makes it look sturdy. The best feature is the easy grip handle on one of the rear sides of the trolley. The size of the trolley is 36” H x 40” W x 20” D.

Available to Indians at: https://shop.gkwretail.com/collections/kitchen-trolley/products/kitchen-trolley-40-solid-wood-kitchen-cart-with-locking-wheels?variant=39547224195157

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Classic Wooden Trolling_©GWK Retail

2. The Bucolic Trolley

The trolley’s rustic look can enhance the entire space’s look: Compact yet good storage space with an expandable counter. The dynamic size allows it to be used as a kitchen counter and serving trolley. It is completely made of solid wood with honey polish which gives the trolley an urban look boosting rustiness. The size of the trolley is 28″ L x 15″ W x 37″ H.

Available to Indians at: https://www.woodenstreet.com/sonic-kitchen-trolley-honey-finish

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The Bucolic trolley_©Wooden Street

3. The Industrial Trolley

Do you have a grey kitchen? Then this industrial look trolley will fit in the best. It might not give a homey look, but it is a boon for kitchens with lesser storage spaces. It can also be used as a display unit in the kitchen. Heavy appliances and products like microwaves can be housed on the counter or can be used as a working counter. Stainless steel is considered one of the most durable materials, especially in the kitchen. It is easy to clean and relative lighter in weight (compared to other metals). The size of the trolley is 23″ L x 15″ W x 35″ H.

Available to Indians at: https://www.ikea.com/in/en/p/kungsfors-kitchen-trolley-stainless-steel-90334933/

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The Industrial trolley_©IKEA

4. The Classy Trolley

Do you have a date to impress? Serving his/ her favourite wine in this trolley would make a good impression on your taste. A circular shape mounted by Italian marble, light and easy to handle. The marble gives an elegant look and also makes it sturdy. The size of the trolley is 16″ dia x 24″ H.

Available to Indians at: https://www.potterybarn.com/products/delaney-marble-round-bar-cart/?cm_src=WsiSearch&recstrat=Search-Page-3%7CMETA-GRP-TAG-AFF

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The Classy trolley_©Pottery Barn

5. The Mickey Mouse Trolley

Do you have a bunch of kids to impress at your kid’s birthday party? This trolley’s shape is a direct effigy of the Disney character Mickey Mouse. It has two shelves to fit the entertaining essentials. It is made of iron and glass, finished with powdered coated black. The size of the trolley is accommodative to display showpieces in your home post-party. The size of the trolley is 30.5″ W x 17″ D x 37″ H.

Available to Indians at: https://www.potterybarn.com/products/mickey-mouse-kitchen-cart/?pkey=s~kitchen%20trolley~12

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The Mickey Mouse trolley_©Pottery Barn

6. The Bar Trolley

If you are a person that loves to host parties in all seasons, this trolley might come in handy to store, display and serve drinks to your guests. The solid wood frame and the polished cabinet doors give it a rich look. The bloated wheels are one of the best features. It makes the heavy cabinets above sturdy and give an antique-rich look. The complete trolley can be compacted and made into a storage unit when not in use. The size of the trolley is 20.4″ W, 34.6″ 31.1″ H.

Available in India at: https://www.urbanladder.com/products/caravan-trolley-bar-cabinet?sku=FNTBTY41TK10011&src=subcat

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The Bar trolley_©Urban Ladder

7. The Wicker Trolley

This is a perfect trolley to host your guests in an open space or an indoor space. It is light in weight and sturdy to handle to the combination of material – wicker and metal. The ice sink and glass holders make it appropriate for a drink accompanied by food that can be accommodated on the top counter. The metal handles give a firm hold. The size of this trolley is 20″ W 36.3″ L 41.3″ H.

Available in India at: https://www.urbanladder.com/products/wicker-bar-trolley?sku=FVBRBU61BR14778&src=room

_The Wicker trolley_©Urban Ladder

8. The Smart Trolley

Can you count the number of items on this trolley? The most efficient with the least floor space is the smartest kitchen furniture. Following this golden rule, this trolley has it all. The storage space, sturdiness, compact and yet eye-catching. The size of this trolley is 20″ W 20″ L 37″ H (counter). 

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The Smart trolley_©Homeware Hackers

9. The Island Trolley

This square trolley creates extra storage and counter space in large kitchens. The wooden cabinets with marble tops give it a classy look. This trolley can be multi-used. Whether in a kitchen or bedroom, or outdoor seating space, it can safely and easily accommodate the particular items needed for these spaces. The versatile trolley can also house a centrepiece in the hall/ living rooms. The size of this trolley is 26″ W 26″ L 42″ H.

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The Island Trolley_©Carolyn Robinson

10. The Grill Trolley

The stainless steel outdoor trolley, topped with solid wood, will make your barbeque party a hit. It comes with an inbuilt grill machine and stove. The shelves below the countertop provide ample space to keep the ingredients as well as the cooked items. The light-weightiness makes it easily mobile. Additionally, steel makes it durable and can be easily cleaned. 

The Grill Trolley_©Gardelino

References

  1. Online Sources

GKW Retail. (2022). Kitchen Trolley: 40” Solid Wood Kitchen Cart with Locking Wheels. [online]. Available at: https://shop.gkwretail.com/collections/kitchen-trolley/products/kitchen-trolley-40-solid-wood-kitchen-cart-with-locking-wheels?variant=39547224195157 [Accessed date: 9th September 2022].

Wooden Street. (2022). Sonic Kitchen Trolley. [online]. Available at: https://www.woodenstreet.com/sonic-kitchen-trolley-honey-finish [Accessed date: 9th September 2022].

IKEA. (2022). Kungsfors. [online]. Available at: https://www.ikea.com/in/en/p/kungsfors-kitchen-trolley-stainless-steel-90334933/ [Accessed date: 9th September 2022].

Pottery Barn. (2022). Delaney 16″ Round Marble Bar Cart. [online]. Available at: https://www.potterybarn.com/products/delaney-marble-round-bar-cart/?cm_src=WsiSearch&recstrat=Search-Page-3%7CMETA-GRP-TAG-AFF [Accessed date: 9th September 2022].

Pottery Barn. (2022). Disney Mickey Mouse 30.5″ Kitchen Cart. [online]. Available at: https://www.potterybarn.com/products/mickey-mouse-kitchen-cart/?pkey=s~kitchen%20trolley~12  [Accessed date: 9th September 2022].

Urban Ladder. (2021). Caravan Solid Wood Bar Cabinet In Teak Finish. [online]. Available at: https://www.urbanladder.com/products/caravan-trolley-bar-cabinet?sku=FNTBTY41TK10011&src=subcat [Accessed date: 9th September 2022].

Urban Ladder. (2022). Wicker Metal Bar Cabinet In Matte Finish. [online]. Available at: https://www.urbanladder.com/products/wicker-bar-trolley?sku=FVBRBU61BR14778&src=room [Accessed date: 9th September 2022].

Homeware Hacker. (2022). The coolest (and cleverest!) Kmart kitchen hacks around. [Pinterest]. Available at: https://www.pinterest.com.au/pin/the-coolest-and-cleverest-kmart-kitchen-hacks-around-style-curator-in-2022–500392208610313735/ [Accessed date: 9th September 2022].

Carolyn Robinson. (2022). Kitchen trolley’s become a rolling island. Kmart Hacks. [online]. Available at: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-10859075/Kmart-hack-renters-make-kitchen-island.html [Accessed date: 9th September 2022].

Gardelino. (2022). Indu+ mobile Gas-Grillküche Gazzboy für den Garten. [online]. Available at: https://www.gardelino.de/induplus-gazzboy-gas-grill-kueche-mobil-garten [Accessed date: 9th September 2022].

  1. Images/visual mediums

GKW Retail. (2022). Kitchen Trolley: 40” Solid Wood Kitchen Cart with Locking Wheels. [Photograph].

Wooden Street. (2022). Sonic Kitchen Trolley. [Photograph].

IKEA. (2022). Kungsfors. [Photograph].

Pottery Barn. (2022). Delaney 16″ Round Marble Bar Cart. [Photograph].

Urban Ladder. (2021). Caravan Solid Wood Bar Cabinet In Teak Finish. [Photograph].

Urban Ladder. (2022). Wicker Metal Bar Cabinet In Matte Finish. [Photograph].

Homeware Hacker. (2022). The coolest (and cleverest!) Kmart kitchen hacks around. [Photograph].

Carolyn Robinson. (2022). Kitchen trolley’s become a rolling island. Kmart Hacks. [Photograph].

Gardelino. (2022). Indu+ mobile Gas-Grillküche Gazzboy für den Garten. [Photograph].

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Shikha is an urban planner whose work is focused on climate responsive planning and ecosystems in neighbourhood planning. She has a keen interest in comprehending human connections in city spaces through ways of engaging with the community. Her passion for books, travelling, fiction and research writing keeps her motivated.

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