Kitchen islands are so handy and versatile! They give most kitchens much needed extra counter space and also usually extra storage space. Many kitchen islands can also add a nice little personal touch and really add to the decor, whether you’re going for a rustic or modern look. Kitchen islands can be quite expensive, however, even if you choose a less expensive freestanding unit. If your little kitchen is in serious need of extra counter space and storage, however, not all options are out of your budget. There are some amazing repurposed DIY kitchen island ideas out there!
1. Antique Sideboard Kitchen Island
An antique sideboard has enough charm and beauty on its own to make an amazing DIY kitchen island! Very little refurbishing is actually needed, besides moving it away from the wall.
If you have an old buffet that’s in less than stellar shape, you can always paint it to match your kitchen decor. A piece of beadboard on the back can also disguise an unattractive side that was originally intended to sit against the wall.
Remove the bottom drawers or doors on an old dresser to give your new DIY kitchen island some nice open storage. These baskets make for some handy, versatile storage and manage to look good doing it too!
Not only are these repurposed kitchen island ideas functional and practical, they’re also much cheaper than commercial islands. They’re also much easier to make than a DIY kitchen island from scratch, and nearly anyone can make one! Keep your eye out for interesting pieces for your own repurposed kitchen island. You might be amazed at what you can come up with when you start to think outside the box!