Pick your next project with these DIY kitchen island ideas. Did I mention one of them only costs $20 to make? What a bargain!
Which DIY Kitchen Island Idea Suits Your Personality?
When done right, a DIY kitchen island is a gem. It’s where most dishes are prepped before they come to life, where vegetables are chopped, and where the dough is rolled. Sometimes it’s even where meals are dined on. Yes, a kitchen island serves many uses and it comes in different shapes and sizes. Today, I’ll help you figure out what kind of DIY kitchen island you should build in the (near) future. Check out the list of DIY kitchen island ideas I’ve collated for you.
1. Rolling Island
A rolling kitchen island is perfect for people who can never stay still. They’re the ones flocking from one part of the room to another, always entertaining guests. This rolling island is best because not only can it serve its purpose in the kitchen, but it can also be used as an impromptu cocktail bar for parties.
2. Restored and Rare
This DIY kitchen island was once an antique desk before it was revamped. It’s perfect for anyone with a flair for vintage pieces and those who can usually be found rummaging through weekend flea markets or garage sales. To revamp your antique find, do a bit of sanding and repainting to make your new buy blend in with the look of your kitchen. For a rustic feel, I highly recommend distressing the wood of the table to give it a more old-fashioned authentic feel.
This kitchen island is convenient because it’s made up of two different islands — an essential for people who are pros at multitasking. One island could be used as a poultry and meat area, while the other island can be used for chopping vegetables and rolling dough. DIYing your own kitchen island is a great renter hack because you’re able to indulge in your kitchen dreams while making sure you don’t overstep the rules of the landlord.
Tips: If you’re planning on doing this project, be sure to prime your wood first before you paint over them. If you’re able to find paint that already comes with a primer, then that’s even better! It reduces your waiting time and you’d only need a thin layer of primer paint on the wood.
4. Extra Storage Space
A DIY kitchen island with extra storage space is the go-to project for those who favor space saving furniture. The extra cabinets and drawers are great for tucking away their favorite chips and cookies, which they always have saved for their next Netflix binge-watching session.
5. By the Grill
An outdoor kitchen island is a need for those who love a good barbecue. This one features drawer handles on the side where you can hang tools and towels — a pretty ingenious hack, if I may add. Since this DIY kitchen island will be staying outside, don’t forget to protect it from the elements with coats of polyurethane.
This mini island is fuss free and has a rock solid countertop. People who gravitate toward this DIY kitchen island are those who won’t stop at anything to overcome obstacles to reach their dreams. Some people call them hard headed, but really, what they are is determined.
This affordable DIY kitchen island is perfect for those who love scoring good deals at a sale. They’re some of the best people to talk to when it comes to DIY projects, because chances are most of the items in their house were made by their own hands.
Watch this video for an Ikea hack DIY kitchen island tutorial:
Have you found a DIY kitchen island that matches your personality? Perhaps you’re even a mix of two different kinds. Whichever your results are, I hope you give this project a spin soon. After all, there’s nothing quite like the pride after seeing a DIY kitchen island idea turn into a reality right in front of your very eyes.
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