Kitchen trolleys are slowly but surely weaving their way into our cooking spaces as a must-have, and the bestselling IKEA RASKOG trolley has long been the trolley go-to. Not only does it allow for extra storage in a kitchen (something we're never opposed to), but it's also extremely versatile and can be used in a myriad of ways. Well, we've got good news, as it's now become even more affordable.
No matter how hard we try to avoid it, there's no denying that we sometimes have to get a little creative with our kitchen storage ideas – especially if you're trying to finesse a small kitchen layout. Desperate times call for desperate measures, and a kitchen trolley has come to the rescue more times than once.
IKEA RASKOG trolley ideas have always been filled with creative ideas to maximise kitchen storage, being a cornerstone for small kitchens. Now, IKEA has lowered the cult buy's price from £45 to £35 (as well as dropping the price of the KALLAX shelves), making it even more accessible than ever.
This trolley fits in the smallest of spaces and can be moved to wherever you need it. Use it as extra storage for all your kitchen utensils, desk accessories or for your small everyday items.
Reasons why you need a kitchen trolley
Of course, there are plenty of other viable kitchen trolley options available on the market, too. In fact, Aldi is even selling an alternative to the IKEA RASKOG trolley which will be available very soon. Irrespective of whichever you go for, all we can be certain of is that it's a must-have for your kitchen – and we've got good reasons why.
1. They maximise the space you have
As mentioned above, we know all too well what it feels like to be hard-pressed on space. This is why for small kitchen ideas, there's all the more reason to be clever about your storage solutions.
'A trolley is a brilliant addition to any kitchen as it will help maximise the space you have, prioritising what is out on show,' begins Simon Glanville, managing director at home storage specialists, A Place for Everything. 'A slimline kitchen trolley is perfect to get the most out of every nook and cranny.'
Simon Glanville is founder and managing director of storage & organisational retailer, A Place for Everything, which grew out of his Chester-based brick-and-mortar shop 'STORE' in 2003. Living and breathing storage for over 20 years, Simon's APfE retail brand now has one of the largest selections of stylish storage solutions in the UK.
All your day-to-day items you reach for can be easily accessible, playing into the convenience factor, too. While you're at it, Vlatka Lake, storage expert at Space Station suggests considering investing in some baskets or bins to place on each shelf to further enhance your storage, ensuring everything has a designated place.
2. Reduces clutter
As well as being a huge space-saving addition, a kitchen trolley is also just what you need to help you actually keep an organised kitchen worktop.
'A kitchen trolley providing multiple tiers of storage allows you to neatly organise kitchen essentials and smaller appliances without cluttering your countertops and sacrificing valuable workspace,' assures Vlatka.
Kitchen trolleys even help reduce clutter even more as they can easily be tucked away when not in use, helping to tackle any 'visual noise' that comes with things constantly being on show.
3. Versatile additions to a kitchen
As well as providing extra storage and assisting in the mission to keep a clutter-free home, kitchen trolleys are also more versatile beyond just these reasons.
'In kitchens with limited counter space, they can serve as a temporary workspace for food preparation,' suggests Darren Watts, showroom development and design director at Wren Kitchens. Better yet, since they're on wheels, Darren highlights how you can easily move the trolley to different areas of the kitchen, offering flexibility in your cooking space. Talk about a portable kitchen idea, right?
Alternatively, if you're going hard on hosting season, you can even turn your kitchen trolley into a portable bar cart to really wow your guests.
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Well, have we convinced you yet? To conclude, Darren summarises that 'storage trolleys provide additional storage space, helping you keep your home organised and clutter-free'. Of course, while our focus was their use in a kitchen, there's no reason why you can't bring one elsewhere into your home.
If that doesn't say anything about the versatility of a kitchen trolley, we don't know what will.
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Jullia Joson is Ideal Home’s Junior Writer. She’s always loved all things homes and interiors, graduating with a bachelor's degree in Architectural Studies from the University of Nottingham in 2022. Previously, she was an Intern Editor for ArchDaily. Now focused on news stories, Jullia can be found down the TikTok and Pinterest rabbit hole scrolling through any new and upcoming trends, hacks, and home inspiration.
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