Kitchen Cart Design Ideas & Bar Carts for Home

You have seen my wee vintage industrial kitchen cart before, and we can’t imagine how we ever survived without. It took some time to hunt down the just the right piece for this kitchen, and in case you are in the market for something similar, today’s post may help! Kitchen Cart Design Ideas & Bar Carts for Home shares inspiration photos as well as buying info (the ones below are all friendly priced!).

Serene tranquil white kitchen with farm sink, marble subway tile, Viatera Minuet quartz counters, white Shaker cabinets, and white oak flooring. Design and photo: Hello Lovely Studio. #kitchendesign #whitekitchen #minuet #whitequartz #benjaminmoorewhite
Steel kitchen cart: vintage; painted with Annie Sloan Paris Grey chalk paint. 30″ Fireclay Farm Sink: Signature Hardware (Reinhard). Faucet: Kohler Parq. Shaker style cabinetry, Schuler. Countertop: Viatera quartz – Minuet. Backsplash: Polished Venatino Marble Subway Mosaic (Allen & Roth, Lowe’s). Hardware: Stainless Modern Euro Bar. On cart: Ruffle Bowl, Crate & Barrel. Appliances: Bosch: 800 series.

Whether your kitchen is postage stamp sized or lofty, there is a cart for it. My own cart is needed for extra workspace, and they can do double and even triple duty as breakfast bars, drink stations, coffee bars, and baking tables.

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I’m including bar carts in the round-up as well since these versatile carts are helpful in a dining room, on a porch, and even in a bathroom for storage!

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Kitchen Cart Design Ideas & Bar Carts for Home

Vintage Steel Cart in My Kitchen

Serene tranquil white kitchen with farm sink, marble subway tile, Viatera Minuet quartz counters, white Shaker cabinets, and white oak flooring. Design and photo: Hello Lovely Studio. #kitchendesign #whitekitchen #minuet #whitequartz #benjaminmoorewhite
Design Ideas & Bar Carts for Home: Inspiration Photos as Well as Where to Buy Charming Work Tables for Your Kitchen. Kitchen Design Inspiration: Kitchen Cart, Work Table, and Bar Cart Design Ideas…certainly lovely indeed.

Have a peek at the video of the cart in my kitchen:

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Use As Bedside Table

Design Ideas & Bar Carts for Home: Inspiration Photos as Well as Where to Buy Charming Work Tables for Your Kitchen. Kitchen Design Inspiration: Kitchen Cart, Work Table, and Bar Cart Design Ideas…certainly lovely indeed.

Customize for Unique Island/Bar

You certainly don’t need to be sold on the particular existing color or hardware a ready-made cart or work table comes with. I love how Proverbs31Girl beautifully customized a standard cart from Bed, Bath, & Beyond for her lovely kitchen.

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Photo/Design: Proverbs31girl.

She changed the finish of the wood top, swapped out the hardware, and added charming molding. See how she did it in the story HERE.

No Tools Kitchen Island In White
Kitchen Island, Bed Bath & Beyond
DIY Kitchen Cart makeover by Proverbs31girl.
Photo/Design: Proverbs31girl. Smart & Stylish Kitchen Cart & Bar Cart Design Ideas: Inspiration Photos as Well as Where to Buy Charming Work Tables for Your Kitchen. Kitchen Design Inspiration: Kitchen Cart, Work Table, and Bar Cart Design Ideas…certainly lovely indeed.
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Opt for a Waste Bin Design

I was surprised at the low price of this hardworking kitchen cart at Home Depot.

Baxton Studio Yonkers Gray Kitchen Cart with Wood Top
Grey Cart With Waste Bin, Home Depot. Smart & Stylish Kitchen Cart & Bar Cart Design Ideas: Inspiration Photos as Well as Where to Buy Charming Work Tables for Your Kitchen. Kitchen Design Inspiration: Kitchen Cart, Work Table, and Bar Cart Design Ideas…certainly lovely indeed.

Perk Up Your Patio, Pam

That heading title was uncalled for, but it’s just what popped into my brain when I set eyes upon this beauty. Don’t you love those wheels!?!

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Metal Dune Bar Cart, Crate & Barrel
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Dune Bar Cart…Photos as Well as Where to Buy Charming Work Tables for Your Kitchen. Kitchen Design Inspiration: Kitchen Cart, Work Table, and Bar Cart Design Ideas…certainly lovely indeed.
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Sleek Dune Bar Cart, Crate & Barrel

Add Instant Age to the Mix

You can always paint out a work table to suit your kitchen, and if you’re lucky, you’ll find one with a distressed finish that is just right.

Marlijo Rustic White Kitchen Cart
Rustic White Kitchen Cart, Amazon. Smart & Stylish Kitchen Cart & Bar Cart Design Ideas: Inspiration Photos as Well as Where to Buy Charming Work Tables for Your Kitchen. Kitchen Design Inspiration: Kitchen Cart, Work Table, and Bar Cart Design Ideas…certainly lovely indeed.
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Help a Wee Kitchen (or Wee Budget)

I needed this sweet low priced piece in some of the small apartments we happily lived in!

StyleWell Gatefield Black Small Kitchen Cart with Rubber Wood Top
StyleWell Small Kitchen Cart, Home Depot. Smart & Stylish Kitchen Cart & Bar Cart Design Ideas: Inspiration Photos as Well as Where to Buy Charming Work Tables for Your Kitchen. Kitchen Design Inspiration: Kitchen Cart, Work Table, and Bar Cart Design Ideas…certainly lovely indeed.

Paint it Pretty

What color would you paint it?

Rolling wood and steel kitchen utility cart
Rolling Kitchen Utility Cart, Amazon. Smart & Stylish Kitchen Cart & Bar Cart Design Ideas: Inspiration Photos as Well as Where to Buy Charming Work Tables for Your Kitchen. Kitchen Design Inspiration: Kitchen Cart, Work Table, and Bar Cart Design Ideas…certainly lovely indeed.

Add a Chic Bar Cart

We’re moving into more chic territory with this mirrored shelf beauty.

Kailman Bar Cart in Antique Gold
Kailman Midcentury Style Bar Cart With Mirrored Shelves, Amazon. Smart & Stylish Kitchen Cart & Bar Cart Design Ideas: Inspiration Photos as Well as Where to Buy Charming Work Tables for Your Kitchen. Kitchen Design Inspiration: Kitchen Cart, Work Table, and Bar Cart Design Ideas…certainly lovely indeed.

Silvery & Dreamy

And here’s a silver toned option which could work in any number of spaces because of its smart size.

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Not Just for the Kitchen

Plenty of kitchen carts could work in entries, mud rooms, dining rooms, and rec rooms. Use it for storage and then bring it into service as a drink station when entertaining!

For the Patio

A collapsible bar cart that comes in a range of colorways and collapses to store? Yes, please!

Greenbush Bar Cart
32.6″Apple Green Bar Cart, Wayfair
Greenbush Bar Cart
Photo: Wayfair

Bar Cart in the Bath

Isn’t this a clever use of a pretty mirrored bar cart with a handpainted finish?

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Double Duty Bar Carts

Don’t you love pieces in your home that can be used everyday AND come to the rescue for entertaining guests?

Speaking of entertaining guests, here are a few more lovely casual finds that fall under that category.

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Wood and Marble Bar Set, Crate & Barrel
Inspirational quote on Hello Lovely Studio.

For even more inspiration for kitchen work tables and ready-made kitchen islands, do VISIT THIS.

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-michele

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2 Comments

  1. June 21, 2019 / 11:06 am

    I’m a cart lover, always have been for some reason, although I must admit I don’t own one. Bar carts in particular have always amused me, but I have never needed one, so I simply admire them from afar. Maybe one day I will own one. OK, so I loved your Lovely Castle “for no good reason” video as well. I wonder how they have kept it going all these years? Wonder if it can be visited? Wouldn’t that be nice?

    • Michele
      Author
      June 21, 2019 / 2:50 pm

      I don’t have a bar cart either, but the idea of using one in the bath is growing on me! I need to begin boldly emailing these castle owners and asking for a little tour to film for my followers – so many ideas, so little time! Bon weekend, Celia. 🙂

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