In my experience, a kitchen island can often up your kitchen’s functionality by about a thousand. The icing on the cake is that they are usually pretty to look at as well. Are you ready for a kitchen island, but short on ideas and/or budget? Here are seven different DIY kitchen island ideas that are functional, budget-friendly and creative!
Kitchen Island Ideas
DIY Reclaimed Materials Kitchen Island
As you know, I am very partial to my kitchen island. I love it. Like love it so much, I threaten to be laid out on it when I die.
Grunt Labor & I built our kitchen island from barn wood out of my great grandfather’s barn and old porch posts.
Turn a Sofa Table into a Kitchen Island
I had never thought of this before – find a sofa table you like and turn it into a kitchen island! That’s just what Designing Domesticity did!
Turn a Dresser into a Kitchen Island
How about just taking an old dresser, painting it a bright color and turning it into an island? I love this one from You’re So Martha.
Here’s another dresser turned island, but this one from traerloves has an added overhang where you could push stools under.
No room for a floating island? What about a kitchen peninsula?
Turn a Dresser into a Kitchen Peninsula
If you can’t get your hands on an old dresser, you could always pick up an IKEA dresser on the cheap and make it into an island. Ruffles and Such made her IKEA dresser into a peninsula and a breakfast bar.
Small Kitchen Island Ideas
This rustic kitchen island looks pretty easy to make and very budget friendly from Kruse’s Workshop. It’s also narrow, so it would be perfect for a smaller kitchen.
This kitchen island from Shanty 2 Chic is a bit more complicated to build, but only costs $85! It’s another one that is smaller scale so great for a small kitchen.
Any DIY kitchen island ideas you’re brewing up?
Need more kitchen ideas?
See how I made laminate counters look like stone.
And here are nine more DIY countertop makeover ideas.
10+ Kitchen Ideas for Decorating, Organizing, and Storage – super good ones too.
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