Extra space in any home is sacred, especially if you live in a small apartment like me. One trick to make the most out of your square footage is doubling up on an area’s purpose.
When I moved into my one-bedroom place, I knew I wasn’t going to have a separate office, dining room and kitchen, so I did my best to combine all my needs into a single spot. Thankfully, my apartment was set up with a substantial kitchen island with ample storage.
As soon as I saw it, I knew it was going to be where I would spend most of my time. I bought four bar stools and haven’t looked back since. From cooking to working and eating, this kitchen island and stool combo has become everything to me.
Instead of wasting space and money on multiple setups, why don’t you think outside the box and focus on creating a highly functional kitchen island and stool set? Doing so may open up your home in ways you never thought of before.
Since most living arrangements don’t always come with a kitchen island, all you have to do is make room. Plus, this might actually be a good thing because being able to choose one on your own, will allow you to focus on your essentials and pick a combo that’s right for you.
If you need some help, we did the hard work for you below by selecting the ultimate combination, courtesy of Wayfair. The pieces work with any aesthetic and, more importantly, budget.
The Perfect Kitchen Island and Bar Stool Combo
Latitude Run Monongah Rectangular Kitchen Cart
Sale Price: $434.99 | Regular Price: $547.50
Incorporating this versatile kitchen cart into your home will be a breeze. The item will instantly be the star of your home as the design includes plenty of storage, a sleek stainless countertop and a four-wheel base.
In short, you can easily go from chopping up veggies to answering e-mails during those work from home days, and then closing out the day with a chic happy hour station all on one table.
Trent Austin Design Dovercliff Bar & Counter Stool
Sale Price: Starting at $61.16 | Regular Price: Starting at $101.18
This bar stool hits several check marks. It’s affordable and comes in various colors making it easy for anyone to keep things classic or opt for a pop of color.
Above all, it has back support — which is surprisingly not that easy to find. If you’re going to be sitting on it a lot, don’t forget to take your comfort into consideration.