Should I add feet or stick with casters for Kitchen Island?

Color It Simple
by Color It Simple
I am refinishing a kitchen island I purchased at a thrift store. It has these ugly casters on it which make it convent for moving around but not so stylish. I am stuck because I really think the feet/legs I got and cut down at a antique store to put on it will add more to the look of the island. Mr. DIY (hubby) says I should stay with casters. HELP..... what would you be more apt to purchase...... a Kitchen island with casters or without casters?
I plan on selling this piece so I want to appeal to the masses.
I can add photos if that the middle of another project ATM...just let me know if you need to see more details
  15 answers
  • Color It Simple Color It Simple on Jul 08, 2012
    OK.... DIY'ers ...... I know you have to have an opinion.....give me a shout out, Im in need of some advice on this.
  • Lori J Lori J on Jul 08, 2012
    I think it would depend on how you will use it. For me, rolling out pies or cookies or kneading bread dough a surface that was 'rolly' would but the dickens out of me. There are other options, but they may not add the height you are looking for. Try looking a gliders (basically a plastic disc that can be hammered or screwed into the bottom of the legs). If this is for resale, I would put on the casters because the new ones remove pretty easily.
  • Color It Simple Color It Simple on Jul 08, 2012
    Lori, you rock! thanks for the info and the idea of the gliders. Are you speaking of the gliders that are used to move furniture easily? those do not screw in......If not what exactly are they called so I can google them. The casters I have now are lockable so it can roll or be stationary. I just think they lack in design.
  • Color It Simple Color It Simple on Jul 09, 2012
    Ah, I see now.....thanks for clarifying.
  • Color It Simple Color It Simple on Jul 09, 2012
    I agree Sheila with the industrial look. I took a look at your bathroom vanity and it is beautiful.....I like you prefer the look of feet/legs. Thanks so much for your comment, it is moving me along in my decision.
  • Color It Simple Color It Simple on Jul 10, 2012
    Thanks for the answers, but I'm still hoping for more responses.
  • Ruth wallace Ruth wallace on Jan 27, 2015
    The casters could be hidden by using decorative molding around bottom of island . Molding comes in various widths. Paint it the color of the island.
  • Denise Denise on Jun 24, 2015
    Casters. Much easier to move.
  • Susan M Susan M on Jul 18, 2015
    I would say it depends on your space available. In small area I would definitely leave the casters.If you do not like their design they can easily be replaced.
  • PainterNoni PainterNoni on Jul 18, 2015
    I like Ruth Wallace's idea.Casters are great items........Disguise them if need be, but don't remove them
  • Patty S Patty S on Jul 18, 2015
    Casters, would give it an industrial look which is very "Posh" I love the casters on mine.
  • Charlotte Wood Eckel Charlotte Wood Eckel on Jul 27, 2015
    My husband is turning a small cabinet into a tiny island that I can move next to the stove when I'm cooking to use as a work station for chopping onions, etc. We bought four 2 1/2" block legs at Home Depot and are adding the casters to them, so I have the rustic look, but can still move the piece easily.
  • Bol2172936 Bol2172936 on Dec 02, 2015
    Yes casters but adding bars with hooks to hold cooking utensils (fork ,spatula, Turner,spoon,)and one for towel or use medal rack to hold tools
  • Denns Denns on Apr 04, 2023

    I also changed out the casters on my kitchen island for chunky, rounded legs of same the height as the casters. I was looking for a more permanent look. I looks like it was built for the very spot it's in. Not sure what the masses seek, but this looks more at home and less industrial to me. I'm very happy with the decision to swap out the wheels.