A kitchen island is a very comfy in using piece because it can store various things, you can wash and cook on it and even have a meal, so more and more home owners go for it. If you can’t find a proper piece to buy or just don’t feel like buying a kitchen island, make it yourself, there are tons of DIYs and ideas to repurpose ready furniture into kitchen islands. I’ve prepared the coolest ones and I hope you’ll like them.
The first part of our roundup is dedicated to IKEA hacks because we all love IKEA and strive to renovate its plain pieces into bold and chic ones. The first tutorial here is an ultra-modern kitchen island on casters with a minimalist design, besides, you may use it as a meal zone or a bar, too. The kitchen island is built of an IKEA Kallax unit, read how to make one, add colorful chairs and voila!
Expedit unit is another great piece, which can be easily changed into a functional kitchen island with a rolling part on casters. The kitchen island features not only a cooking surface but also a large storage unit with several basket drawers, which will give enough storage space and a rustic touch to the kitchen. Read how to make this cool unit and go for it!
Here’s another IKEA Expedit hack to make a kitchen island but besides 2 Expedit pieces you’ll need a Vika Amon Table Top, 4 Vika Curry Table legs, 4 Besta Legs and some other supplies. You may say that it’s a lot and it will take much effort but the final kitchen island is really wow! It’s a large L-shaped kitchen island with a lot of storage an additional countertop that can be removed or placed back to have drinks or a meal. Cool!
This stylish rustic kitchen cabinet was made of IKEA Sektion cabinets, some plywood and other supplies and the resulting piece is cool! Following the instructions you’ll get a chic kitchen island with a white countertop and wood that clads the island itself. Such an item will fit any modern farmhouse or just rustic kitchen, get inspired!
This monochrome black and white kitchen island is made of several IKEA items, so you’ll have to go to the shop to get them all: an IKEA Kallax Shelving Unit, a Linnmon Table Top and a set Capita Legs. The kitchen island features storage drawers and some open storage plus a black countertop, which is extended so that you could use its part as a meal or drink bar.
This stylish modern kitchen island is great for small kitchens due to its modest size. The kitchen island is made of 2 Lagan solid wood countertops from IKEA and looks cool – it has some storage space and a countertop that can be used for cooking or having meals. Comfy and smart!
I’m in love with this piece cause of its airy and light look, which makes it look very lightweight, so ideal for any kitchen, especially a small one. To build it, you’ll need 2 IKEA Finnvard desk legs and some wood to make the tops. The trestle legs feature some storage and there are two tabletops so that you could store something in between and cook on the top. This kitchen island is great for any rustic or modern farmhouse space.
This is a large kitchen island built of IKEA Sektion cabinets and some other supplies, and it features not only a cook top and much storage space but also a built-in cooker. The piece is painted grey and the top is white for a contrasting look. There’s also a space for enjoying meals, get inspired and build your own one, paint it as you like.
This stylish kitchen island is built of plywood and wood and I’m totally in love with its contrasting modern look. There are some drawers for storage, an open space for storage and a comfy countertop, the kitchen island looks rather lightweight, and I love the combo of light-colored wood and sleek black. Such a piece can be used for cooking and having meals and drinks, get inspired!
The next piece for today is a fantastic vintage rustic kitchen island, which is built of vintage legs and some wood and stained to imitate a rustic and aged look. The storage is featured with a second top – it’s fully open, which makes the piece more lightweight, though it’s rather massive. Get inspired and make a vintage-inspired statement in your home!
This comfy and simple modern kitchen island is built of some wood and features a couple of shelves and drawers, so the storage is both open and closed. The piece is designed in white and with light-colored wood, which gives it a cool rustic yet modern look, it will easily blend with both a modern farmhouse or a rustic space.