DEARBORN — Mobile islands — originally intended to increase storage and countertop space in kitchens — have found use in almost all rooms in the house nowadays.
A mobile island consists of one or more cabinets with accessible storage and work counter set on casters.
Made in all shapes and sizes, in contemporary or traditional designs, mobile islands have become convenient not only for kitchens, but dining rooms as a buffet area, laundry rooms, home offices, family rooms, patios and garages. Finished on all sides, a unit can be placed in the center of a room or set against a wall. It can be used as a TV stand or as a dresser in a bedroom.
DeGiulio Industries, a Dearborn company specializing in custom cabinetry and furniture for homes and offices, has been manufacturing mobile islands for more than 40 years. Units are set on lockable, non-marking casters, and made in several finishes and cabinet configurations. Costs start at $390.
Models can be seen at both DeGiulio showrooms, 15150 Century Drive in Dearborn and 975 Ann Arbor Trail in Plymouth. The phone numbers are (313) 271-4990 and (734) 582-9660, respectively The company’s Website is www.degind.com.