20 DIY Islands to Complete Your Kitchen


Let’s be honest: not everyone can fit an island in their kitchen. If your kitchen is small, chances are you can’t fit an island in it. Although, with some creative maneuvering, that may be possible as well.

But in reality, kitchen islands are designed for large, spacious kitchens. How do they help? Well, they can be multifunctional. In addition to adding more working space in the kitchen, they can also function as tables, storage units, and much more.

If you want more elbow room in the kitchen, we have some ideas for you that will look stunning. And you can always use more versatility in the kitchen!

1. Kitchen Island from Bookcases
20 DIY Islands to Complete Your Kitchen
Photo: jlm-designs.net

The good news here is that you won’t have to spend a ton of money to get more working space in the kitchen. And you can use the shelves as extra storage room. What you put in there is your choice, but it’s nice to have options.

2. Kitchen Island with Wine Rack 
20 DIY Islands to Complete Your Kitchen
Photo: homestratosphere.com

A good kitchen needs a good wine rack. Not only is wine an essential aspect of dining, but you can also use it in many recipes. You just have to have the wine within arm’s reach. Bonus points for being able to drink a glass of wine while cooking dinner or lunch.

3. Rolling Kitchen Island from Pipes
20 DIY Islands to Complete Your Kitchen
Photo: simplifiedbuilding.com

At the beginning, I talked about how an island adds versatility to your kitchen. Well, there is nothing more versatile than a mobile kitchen island. Move it anywhere you need. And thanks to the pipes, you add a touch of the industrial style in your modern kitchen. Mixing and matching styles in interior design is a big trend nowadays.

4. Rustic Kitchen Island 
20 DIY Islands to Complete Your Kitchen
Photo: ourvintagehomelove.blogspot.com

Another big trend in interior design is the rustic style. It seems like we are going back to quality wood, and people want to get back to traditional things—to furniture that adds warmth and comfort in the space. And in the kitchen, a rustic style brings the family back to the era when we gathered with our parents and grandparents for lunch. Good times.

5. Build a Basic Kitchen Island
20 DIY Islands to Complete Your Kitchen
Photo: build-basic.com

If you want to do some handiwork, I’ve got a challenge for you. And if you make it, it will definitely look like the best piece of furniture in your home. You get a store-quality kitchen island, and you can be proud of yourself.

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