Kitchen islands and carts take center stage in the room's design by adding style and functionality to the most popular spot in the house. Perfect for small and spacious areas alike, kitchen trolleys are great furniture pieces for adding storage and prep space. If the kitchen is short on counter space, use the island to make your favorite meals. Set ingredients on the cart's surface, and prepare your recipes with mixing bowls, cutting boards, and stainless steel and aluminum bakeware. When dinner is done, store the cookware and dinnerware on the island's shelves. Choose open shelves for an airy look, or opt for an island with drawers, cabinets and doors to keep any clutter out of sight.