DIY Island Designs
Are you looking for some crafty kitchen improvement ideas? This article is here to help you with some kitchen island projects that you can do by yourself!
The islands vary depending on the size and the number of drawers or shelves you need them to have. In any case, building a kitchen island by yourself will be less expensive and more suitable for your kitchen and your needs than buying one from a store. Also, you can decorate and improve it as much as you want, even after it will be already finished!
The simplest one’s demand wood, nails, a ruler and a hammer. In essence, you will be building a rectangular table, possibly with a shelf under it. To make it more functional, you can add some hangers on the side, where you can hang kitchen towels, cups or other kinds of decorations. Do not be afraid of getting creative! The island does not have to look like the rest of the kitchen, or even follow the same style: experiment with colors and decorations!
Moreover, you can make your kitchen island portable by attaching small wheel mechanism under the table legs! This way your island will never be inconveniently in your way when you are cooking or cleaning around.
If you need more space, where to store your items and the cupboards are already full, then design your kitchen island accordingly for it to have additional drawers and cabinets. You can save your pots and pans or even a trash bin in the offices below and keep smaller items, such as utensils, in the drawers above.
Make sure to choose a new counter-top for your kitchen island, as it will always be in sight for you and your family! The counter-top does not have to be wooden; you can use other materials; such as glass or granite. However wooden counter-top makes for a warmer and homey atmosphere.
In case you want to have a place where to eat without having to go to a dining room each time you can construct a more extended kitchen island so that you can situate a couple of bar stools next to it. In this case, one side of the kitchen island must have a longer counter-top protruding some way off the island edge, that can be comfortably used as a table.
Additionally, to make your kitchen island even more functional, you can build in a microwave, an oven and other essential kitchen devices in it.
To sum up, as you see, there are many different ways how to build and use your kitchen island, so plan it well and think of your needs and its functions before starting your project! Hopefully, this article gave you some insight into the variety of kitchen islands!