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DIY Kitchen Island Ideas

40 DIY Kitchen Island Ideas That Can Transform Your Home


A kitchen with out an island can usually really feel empty and incomplete and generally you don’t even notice it till you get to expertise simply how nice life with a kitchen island is. It’s utterly okay so as to add an island to your kitchen even after every part else has been arrange. It doesn’t should match your cabinetry and also you don’t even should exit and purchase a ready-made one as a result of you may really design your personal kitchen island plans simply the way in which you need them to be.

DIY Kitchen Island Ideas

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In a number of methods, the kitchen island is just like a desk so you may borrow some design concepts from there, then add the important thing options that make the island particular similar to storage cabinets, drawers or a stable high. A easy design with conventional vibes such because the one featured on ninahendrick is usually a good spot to start out your DIY journey from.

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There are additionally loads of similarities between kitchen islands and storage cupboards and that’s really what impressed the challenge featured on instructables. This little island began out as a pre-made cupboard and every part else was constructed round it. It acquired additional cabinets on . one aspect and a stable wooden high and it seems to be fairly nice plus it’s additionally very sensible.

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Small kitchen islands are simpler to construct and infrequently fairly easy however that doesn’t imply giant islands are out of the query. Actually, we discovered this nice tutorial on housebythebaydesign which reveals you the way to construct a kitchen island with a bar and storage on the aspect. It’s not simply purposeful but additionally very elegant.

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If you happen to like the thought of having a kitchen island however you don’t need it to take up a number of house, construct a small island, one which supplies you a bit of additional counter house however doesn’t make the room really feel cluttered. This slender model featured on instructables could possibly be simply what your kitchen wants. It has these two cabinets which can be utilized as wine racks which is fairly cool.

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One other little factor which might make a DIY kitchen island additional sensible and user-friendly might be so as to add casters or wheels so it may be simply moved round as wanted. Additionally, you may add hooks and hangers for towels and utensils so you may retailer and arrange them, maximizing the usefulness of a small island. Try shanty-2-chic to search out particulars about this beautiful rustic island.

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Talking of rustic DIY kitchen islands, there’s additionally a pleasant challenge on ourvintagehomelove which describes how one can construct one thing like this your self from scratch. A pleasant factor about it’s that you should use reclaimed wooden for this challenge and that may really give your island a number of character plus it’ll cut back the price considerably.

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Right here’s one other instance of a low-cost DIY kitchen island challenge. This one comes from mominmusiccity and has a easy design good for freshmen. The three small panels with knobs mimic drawers however are principally ornamental. You should use the knobs as hooks for kitchen towels and you’ll add extra on the opposite aspect if you wish to.

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It’s attainable to construct a brand new kitchen island and to repurpose some outdated objects and leftover provides within the course of. For instance, try this cool tutorial from magazineyourhome which reveals you the way to repurpose an outdated washtub into the physique of a cute little island. Give it 4 legs and a high and that’s just about it. You possibly can carry the highest to retailer objects inside the bathtub.

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Cupboards are normally the best to repurpose. instance is the challenge featured on sawdust2stitches which reveals simply how simple it’s for anybody so as to add an island to their kitchen. This one consists of two very sensible trash bin slots, a set of small open cabinets in between and a towel rod on the location.

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Bookshelves even have a number of potential and might be repurposed into customized furnishings items, together with a kitchen island just like the one featured on redouxinteriors. You possibly can regulate the dimensions of the bookshelf and both take away a couple of cabinets or add a couple of, relying on the preliminary proportions and the ultimate design that you’ve in thoughts.

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A kitchen might use a little bit bit of heat and character and a DIY island is an effective way during which you may make that occur. You possibly can construct one out of wooden and it may be quite simple, with nothing however a stable high and an open shelf on the backside. It doesn’t should look good. Actually, imperfections give it character. Try krusesworkshop for extra particulars.

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What a few kitchen island with an industrial look? The one featured on blueroofcabin is kind of fascinating and positively stands out. The worn steel suggests an extended and intriguing historical past and the picket high contrasts with the body however not essentially in a damaging means. The wheels make it simple to push the island round so you could possibly additionally use it as a cart.

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You can even give your DIY kitchen island an industrial vibe with out being too apparent about it. For instance, use steel pipes for the legs and total body and complement that with a picket high and an identical backside shelf. If you wish to discover out extra about this concept, try this tutorial on imgur.

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Need to take this challenge a step additional? Try this concrete desk that has a rolling kitchen island beneath. It’s a fantastic space-saving resolution for small houses and in addition a really versatile thought which might be personalized in all kinds of the way. Primarily based on this tutorial from imgur you may your personal customized kitchen island and desk combo.

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Create your DIY kitchen island plan based mostly on the proportions and structure of your kitchen. It’s best to depart loads of room to freely transfer across the island. This one appears excellent for a medium-sized kitchen that’s both a part of an open flooring plan or separate. The 2 cabinets are available in very helpful, letting you retailer most-used objects and different issues every day. try imgur for extra particulars in regards to the challenge.

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There are a number of wonderful designer islands on the market to be impressed by and a number of them have built-in home equipment which is certainly nice but additionally fairly intimidating relating to DIY kitchen island plans. Nevertheless, it may be achieved and it’s not almost as difficult because it appears. The very best instance on this sense could be a challenge we discovered on instructables.

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It is a shutter island, within the literal sense of the time period. It’s a really cool thought which we discovered on beyondthepicket-fence and which cleverly reveals how rewarding it may be to repurpose outdated objects and to provide them a second probability. The island is small however has a ton of character and that’s a fantastic combo.

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Creating the plans to your new kitchen island after which constructing it takes up fairly a little bit of time and talent however there’s one other step that’s simply as essential and it solely comes after every part is deliberate and constructed. We’re speaking in regards to the half the place you customise the island and make it look lovely. This may embody portray the wooden and including {hardware} that may enhances the design. Maybe this lovely turquoise island featured on nestinggypsy might be your supply of inspiration.

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Isn’t this kitchen island simply cute? We love its darkish blue shade and lightweight picket high, the small wheels and the intelligent and sensible means during which every part is organized. There’s room for the microwave oven on the highest shelf and the small nooks can maintain storage baskets which helps you to arrange small objects in a really good means. If you wish to learn the way to construct one thing comparable, try the directions on realitydaydream.

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The final challenge on immediately’s listing comes from ana-white and reveals you the way to construct a farmhouse-style kitchen island. The important thing right here is to both use reclaimed wooden with an aged look or to artificially create the worn look utilizing paint and sandpaper.

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No person stated a kitchen island needs to be used for the storage of solely pots and pans. It’s really a really versatile and really adaptable piece of furnishings which you should use in a number of other ways. We just like the method of giving it a couple of cabinets with totally different heights and proportions so you may carry on all of them kinds of things together with books. This one additionally has extra storage on the opposite sides for issues like utensils or a cute little chalkboard. Test it out on Instructables to search out out extra about it.

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With everybody just about being caught inside the home for many of this 12 months that opened up a number of prospects for inventive tasks that may be achieved at residence. You might need thought-about constructing one thing your self and possibly this may be an incentive to observe up on that. This small kitchen island is pretty simple to place collectively and is a pleasant newbie DIY challenge. Moreover, you may customise it with your personal selection of supplies and finishes to make it match your kitchen. The unique design featured on instructables has a very nice homely really feel.

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One of many issues that may have stopped you from getting or constructing a kitchen island till now might have been the truth that you don’t assume you’ve sufficient house for one. Whereas that may really be the case, a number of occasions it’s only a matter of being a bit versatile when wanting on the downside. It’d simply be that you simply don’t wish to decide to having the island in a everlasting spot which you could possibly additionally wish to sometimes use for one thing else. In that case, a roll round island like this one could be the proper resolution. Try the tutorial on instructables to search out out how one can construct one your self.

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Even tiny kitchen islands might be helpful. The great thing about constructing one your self is that you simply get to decide on the precise dimension and the proportions that you simply really feel snug with. This as an example seems to be very very similar to a cart and it could possibly be used as one due to the casters that make it simple to maneuver it round. It has a cute high with a marble impact on it and a shelf that’s excessive sufficient to carry bottles, utensils and all kinds of different issues. Head over to instructables to see how this cute island was constructed and how one can make one identical to it to your personal tiny kitchen.

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You don’t have to start out from scratch when placing collectively your new kitchen island. Actually, it doesn’t even should be new. A cool and fascinating thought is to repurpose an present piece of furnishings similar to an outdated dresser. With a couple of modifications it might probably develop into an exquisite and helpful addition to the kitchen. Determine which components you wish to maintain and which should be taken out, then work out how every part will come collectively in the long run. There’s a very nice transformation tutorial on instructables which you could try for inspiration.

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You may be considering that constructing a big kitchen island from scratch by your self is simply an excessive amount of work. Though it’s true it takes a while to provide you with a design and to plan every part, such a challenge may also be a number of enjoyable and really rewarding in the long run once you imaginative and prescient lastly involves life. On that be aware, there’s a very nice youtube video which reveals this journey and provides you helpful ideas on this regard so go test it out in the event you’re desirous about beginning an analogous challenge your self.

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Right here’s a extra medium-sized island with a design that appeals to a number of totally different kinds and interiors. As at all times, it may be personalized and tailored. This is able to match properly in an L-shaped kitchen or an open-space one and you’ll both depart the again flat and plain or you may add a couple of shallow cabinets and ornaments. Try this video on youtube to see how this was put collectively.

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How about taking your DIY abilities to the following stage and constructing a kitchen island that has built-in home equipment, storage, a chic design and all? This one may even operate as a bar and goes tremendous properly with these easy stools. It’s positively the brand new point of interest of the kitchen and the change of shade provides rather a lot to the house as a complete. Try the entire challenge on youtube to see how this was constructed from begin to end.

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We talked about earlier which you could flip an outdated dresser into an island for the kitchen and on an analogous be aware we’d additionally wish to share with you this beautiful island which as soon as was once a bookshelf. The transformation was very easy and primarily concerned eliminating the again panels and redecorating the perimeters. A recent coat of paint gave this piece a totally new look in the long run. Try the entire journey from begin to finish on littleglassjar.

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This design is certainly extra uncommon than most however it’s additionally probably the most inspiring and fascinating ones. As you may see, this kitchen island has a fairly cool high that appears acquainted. That’s as a result of it was once a door. The deal with was taken out and the outlet crammed in, the identical with the remainder of the {hardware}, then the door was primed and painted. The bottom was customized constructed to suit the highest and you’ll try tcdesigns1968 to search out out extra about this a part of the challenge.

Some non-DIY kitchen island inspiring concepts

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As fascinating and provoking as many of those DIY kitchen island designs are, noneverything enjoys the method and generally a unique method is most well-liked for varied different causes. With that in thoughts, we discovered some lovely kitchen designs to share with you, like this one achieved by Normandy Reworking. It’s very vivid and ethereal and the island specifically actually helps to tie the entire room collectively.

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Right here’s one other fascinating and provoking kitchen design, this time with an prolonged island. Along with the standard island with storage beneath and a countertop there’s an addition that can be utilized as a bar or a breakfast desk. You possibly can see a transparent distinction in form and supplies used between the 2 sections. Try Kitchen Distributors for extra designs and concepts.

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And what about this tremendous inviting kitchen and its magnificent island? The design of the island out for a couple of causes, like the truth that it has a stable base in addition to 4 pretty strong assist pillars within the corners. These add a sculptural contact to the design and are ornamental greater than the rest. The highest is smooth and contrasts with the white base which fits the general fashion of the room. It is a design by Divine Customized Properties.

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A big island that additionally doubles as a bar might be the lacking aspect in an enormous open house like this one. It’s purposeful and sensible in a number of other ways in addition to a pleasant centerpiece that may tie the room collectively as a complete. This design by Francie Milano Kitchens can function a supply of inspiration.

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How a few colourful island, a centerpiece that stands out from the remainder of the kitchen furnishings however doesn’t conflict with the remainder of the décor? It is a fantastic solution to introduce an accent shade into the room in a means that feels pure however not as mainstream as different methods. Studio TreHus did an exquisite job at balancing out this eclectic kitchen.

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One other fascinating thought is to surrender the eating desk as a standalone piece of furnishings and to carry it nearer to the kitchen by bodily attaching it to the island and creating this hybrid prolonged piece. This kitchen by b+g design reveals how such a mixture can doubtlessly be achieved.

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Most frequently than not the kitchen island and the cabinetry have matching designs, with the identical sort of countertop and the identical {hardware} and so forth. Whereas that may generally look nice a barely totally different method can in some circumstances show to be extra refreshing and higher suited. We actually like this specific kitchen and the way in which during which every part shares an analogous fashion but additionally reveals individuality.

Trendy kitchen island concepts

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The wooden texture on this kitchen island could be very fantastically enhanced by the lighting. Additionally, the mix of wooden and marble, two timeless and versatile supplies, is a good match for a chic and trendy kitchen.

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A peninsula can generally suite a kitchen higher than a basic freestanding island. It could possibly add extra cupboard space and it is also extra sensible. On this setup the peninsula extends the countertop and options built-in home equipment.

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If you happen to can’t determine between a kitchen island and a desk, take into account having each of them mixed. It is a neat and easy means of mixing the kitchen and the eating space and it might probably look pure and seamless.

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The refined lighting places emphasis on the totally different finishes and textures used on this elegant kitchen. The backsplash stands out and the island mainly invitations you to have a seat and spend extra time in right here which could be very healthful.

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A design might be each easy and daring on the identical time. This kitchen is a good instance as a result of it’s minimalist on the core however it has a really distinctive look. The island has a very cool high and the sink really provides depth to its design.

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It may be each fascinating and sensible so as to add an addition to the kitchen island. It might function a desk, a kind of informal eating setup proper there within the kitchen. This one has a black marble high that matches the island and an asymmetrical form.

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Including accent lighting to a kitchen at all times helps to provide it a extra refined and delightful look. A very cool thought is to have spotlight the underside of the island and to provide it a kind of floating impact. It helps to create a pleasant temper and to make the room really feel extra spacious.

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It may be troublesome so as to add depth to a kitchen island and to not make it look flat and strong. Together with open cabinets on the perimeters is usually a good solution to keep away from that. Additionally, asymmetry within the design may help as properly.

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Going again to the thought of mixing a kitchen island and a eating desk, right here’s a contemporary and funky means to take action. The desk part is constructed from totally different supplies in comparison with the island and in addition has a contrasting form.

DIY Kitchen Island Video Tutorials

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Merely including a sample to the entrance or again of the kitchen island could make an enormous distinction in design. Try this geometric sample that provides a particular look to this island/ bar featured by Rad Dad Builds. The darkish blue shade additionally provides it a refined and stylish look.

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Constructing a kitchen island doesn’t must be an costly challenge, whatever the fashion you select for it. Make a plan that lets you get monetary savings with out sacrificing seems to be or performance. A really inspiring and useful tutorial on this sense was shared by The L Wooden by Lucy.

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You may also have the ability to take your outdated kitchen island and simply give it a makeover or to repurpose one other piece of furnishings within the course of. Paint it or stain it and add a brand new high and that ought to be sufficient to make an enormous distinction within the total aesthetic. Try this tutorial by Dwelling Redefined in the event you’d like extra particulars and concepts.

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One other cool thought is to construct a brilliant easy and sensible kitchen island that doesn’t have a standard design or construction. The one featured on this tutorial by Ethan Chlebowski doesn’t have a stable base with the standard cabinets and drawers. As an alternative, it’s open and options hanging rods and hooks for varied utensils, pots and pans and so forth.

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There are additionally some actually cool ideas on this tutorial shared by Free Vary Cottage. It emphasizes how simple and charming it’s to have an island with a picket high and it additionally highlights the significance of well-organized storage drawers.

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If you happen to’re constructing a basic kitchen island with loads of storage constructed into it and doubtlessly some built-in home equipment as properly, this turns into a reasonably difficult challenge. Nevertheless, it’s positively doable and with time and assist from tutorials just like the one shades by Workshop Edits this could flip into a really satisfying challenge.

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Certainly one of our favourite DIY kitchen island designs comes from Martgage & Mitre. It’s a farmhouse-style island with a clear and easy design. It contains a picket body that’s painted white and a stained tabletop with two matching open cabinets under it. It’s not simply handy but additionally very lovely.

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Together with as a lot storage as attainable into the design of the kitchen island is tempting however generally a unique method makes extra sense. For instance, if you wish to additionally use the island as a bar or a breakfast desk a design just like the one shared by Ana White provides you the very best of each worlds.

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A picket kitchen island that you simply construct from scratch provides you the choice to mess around and experiment with totally different staining or portray methods. A very cool thought impressed by a tutorial from Jonny Builds is to go for a charred wooden end often known as shou sugi ban. It seems to be wonderful and it may be personalized in numerous other ways.

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We love easy and small kitchen islands, particularly those with an open body design like that shared by HomeMadeModern. It’s not probably the most storage-efficient however it’s nice for small areas and extremely versatile.



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