Probably the best part of kitchen islands is that they can be built from scratch from a variety of items. A lot of homeowners actually have diy kitchen islands in their homes. Do you think building a kitchen island seems like a bit much? No worries! In this blog, we will go over different ways that you can build your own.
One of the most popular diy kitchen island projects involves converting a dresser. Long and/or heavy dressers make for poor kitchen islands. Try to find a dresser the length and width of the area you want to occupy in your kitchen. If the top of the dresser sits too low, you can make it taller by adding legs, wheels (if you like the flexibility of a cart), or both. Some dresser backings are thin and may need to be replaced. Lastly, you may want to consider replacing existing dresser top if you want to have a more food-prep friendly countertop.
Another popular method of building a diy kitchen island is to make one out of kitchen cabinets. If you plan on going this route, you can buy any combination of kitchen cabinets as long as they don't have a countertop already attached. This gives you flexibility to combine cabinets the way you want by adding a countertop. Arrange the cabinets any way you like but when screwing from the inside of one cabinet and into the other, do this where the wood is thickest (such as at the frame). Once this has been completed, make or purchase a countertop to cover all pieces.There are a variety of materials that you can use. Granite,wood, stainless steel, and marble all make for great coutnertops. Make sure to size correctly and leave an extra two inches in both length and width to create the lip of the counter. After that, personalize it by painting, adding storage, or anything else you can think of!
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