Remodeling costs are enormous around our area. To find cheaper you have to pay for people to come from out of town. Believe me, they may not tell you that you will pay for them to travel, but you will know once you see the bill.
My options were limited. To add some much needed counter space and cabinetry to my kitchen, I went for a far cheaper approach. I am all about saving money and getting the most from the money I do spend.
I found the best Kitchen Island I have ever seen and as usual I found it on the Internet. I looked at places like Home Depot, Sears, Lowe's, and other such places, but the one I found at Sunny Kitchen was the best. it offered the extra work space and cabinet space we really needed.
It has a cabinet, a wood top with expandable drop leaf to add extra work space when you need it or to add a breakfast bar. (Stools are available and sold separately.)
Overall size of the island cabinet is 54" wide, 30" deep, 36.25" high with leaf up and 54" wide, 18.5" deep, 36.25" high with leaf down. Counter top is approximately 43" wide.
It is made of solid wood and has a natural lacquer finish. It is sturdy and durable.
It has adjustable shelves, two drawers, kitchen knife, tool caddy, and a towel bar (also holds paper towels).
It has heavy duty locking rubber casters for easy mobility.
Easy to follow instructions makes assembly easy and less of a headache.
The price is great and shipping is free.
There is a 30 day money back guarantee.
For us there are no drawbacks. The ease this cabinet and counter has added to our kitchen has more then paid for the product.
For those who are looking for a change and wish to have all their cabinets done, this would not be a product for them. The drawback would be the lack of customization. However, there are many other models, sizes, styles of cabinets and kitchen islands available at Sunny Kitchen. This model, also, comes in a stainless steel style.
We just could not see spending the money required to remodel when we just needed a bit more space.
If you want extra cabinet and counter space without remodeling your kitchen, I would highly recommend this Kitchen Island from Sunny Kitchen.