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Homemade Kitchen Islands and Seating

Just because a kitchen doesn’t come with a built-in island when you move in doesn’t mean that you can’t have one, so long as you have the space to spare! We’ve been thinking about this a lot lately because we want to put one into our own kitchen space. We could use the extra countertop and storage and it delineate well between the kitchen and the dining room! Sure, we could but one at a store, but we’re feeling pretty intent on using our DIY skills to make one ourselves. That’s why we’ve had our eyes peeled for as many helpful tips and resources for making a homemade kitchen island as we can possibly find!

1. Wooden pallet kitchen island for less than $50

Wooden pallet kitchen island for less than $50

Are you the kind of DIY and decor enthusiast who believes that an upcycled wooden pallet is one of the best things you can possibly use during a home project? In that case, we have a feeling you’re going to get along very well indeed with the way Nothing Grace guides you step by step through the process of making your very own kitchen island out of the pallets you like so much, complete with some shelving and space for stools.

2. IKEA shelf hack kitchen island

Ikea shelf hack kitchen island

Are you actually a little bit newer to the handy skills game when it comes to DIY, since you’re more of a crafter, but you’re determined to give your kitchen island a try? Then maybe you’d do better to make something like this IKEA shelf hack island from Jen Lou Meredith! they start with a prefabricated piece that will give you something to work from and then show you how to change and customize the original in simple ways so the finished product is an island and not a shelf.

3. Building plans and instructions for a basic rectangular kitchen island

Building plans and instructions for a basic rectangular kitchen island

Are you actually quite handy indeed because you’re very adept at following instructions but you’re just not quite so experience in designing your own pieces and pulling them off without some kind of plan for guidance? In that case, we think you’re really  going to appreciate the way Build Basic was kind enough to offer up precisely what you need to help you make a standard, lovely kitchen island of your very own, for free! Their instructions are wonderfully clear, too, which we value.

4. Rustic X-frame kitchen island on wheels

Rustic x frame kitchen island on wheels

Are you absolutely interested in making a wooden, farm style kitchen island but you’re not necessarily intent on creating it from pallet wood or having it look quite as rustic as the piece you saw before? In that case, we’d definitely suggest taking a look at how Ana White made this fantastic X-frame island on wheels that’s actually simpler to complete than it looks. It even has drawers for extra storage and space for two high stools.

5. Double wide wood pallet kitchen island

Double wide wood pallet kitchen island