Hello, my friends! We are in the throes of potty training over here and I am pooped (pun intended). Between all that time spent waiting patiently, taking deep breaths, and mustering enthusiasm Iâ€™ve been neglecting some things. Like, you know, putting on real clothes. When I get a break from constantly monitoring for any signs of bodily fluids all I want to do is sit down and immerse myself in something completely uninteresting to two year olds. Hence: Pinterest. And my favorite idea spotted on Pinterest this week is something so simple I canâ€™t believe that itâ€™s not more popular-stainless steel islands.
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Really more like a work table, a stainless island is just so practical. Itâ€™s less expensive than cabinetry plus countertops and more durable than pretty much any other surface, Thereâ€™s a reason why these are a staple in restaurant kitchens. My current kitchen is too small for an island of any sort but Iâ€™m definitely tucking this idea away for our next house.Â If youâ€™ve got a large kitchen this 3′x6′ table could be had for under $500. For smaller spaces this 2′x4′ version is only $159. The cheapest option, though, is probably to check out a local restaurant supply company. The only downside to stainless steel is that it does show a lot of fingerprints and smudges. I remember from my high school days working at Sonic that this stuff was awesome for cleaning the stainless surfaces. Iâ€™ve got a hunch that stainless appliances are on their way out, but hopefully stainless islands donâ€™t see the same fate.