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5 DIY ideas to create the perfect kitchen island for your space

For prepping food, storing dishes and keeping items organized, a kitchen island is a great addition to any home. When it comes to creating a functional kitchen, extra space is always a plus. Whether you have a tiny kitchen, blank space or room to spare, a kitchen island creates a place for friends and family to gather around, eat snacks and where meals can be served.

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From rolling carts to built-in trash storage, get inspired to create your own custom kitchen island by taking a look at these DIY kitchen island ideas from the blogger community at

1. Rolling kitchen island

Image: Reality Daydream

Butcher block and navy combine to create this stunning kitchen island on wheels. With small storage compartments, a trash can cabinet and room for a microwave, this DIY kitchen island has it all.

2. Rustic kitchen island

Image: Shanty 2 Chic

Perfect for the farmhouse-style home, this DIY kitchen island is made from lumber and topped off with stain and hardware. Download the free building plans to create your own useful centerpiece for your kitchen!

3. Dresser turned kitchen island

Image: Vanessa’s Modern Vintage Home

Get creative with your kitchen island by repurposing an old dresser for extra storage on the cheap! By removing the top of the dresser and adding a countertop, your vintage dresser can be transformed into the functional kitchen island you need.

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4. Kitchen island cart

Image: Paper Daisy Design

With just the right amount of storage and convenience, this kitchen island cart is your solution for cooking on the go. Wheels, shelves, cabinets, drawers and hooks to hang mugs make this cart a handy and stylish piece.

5. Kitchen island with hidden trash storage

Image: Shades of Blue Interiors

Tired of leaving your trash out in the open? This DIY kitchen island has pull-out trash storage to keep your garbage out of sight. See what other features this DIY kitchen island comes with by downloading the free build plans.

Would you DIY a custom kitchen island for your home? Share your thoughts in the comments below!

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