15 Beautiful Kitchen Island Ideas to Revolutionize Your Kitchen

A kitchen island is a highly practical item, a simple solution to transform the style of any home. It's an item of furniture that comes in so many forms and potentially the clincher in getting you the kitchen of your dreams. From a kitchen island with stools to a cart, from rustic to extremely modern, from fairly major DIY to much simpler projects: have a look through all of these exciting projects and see which could be perfect for your home.

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Make Your Own Island with 2x4s

This cute kitchen island was easy and pretty inexpensive to make. Hometalker Sabine Schmidt started the whole thing off with 2x4s and made pocket holes into them before

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easy diy kitchen island

Use Plywood and Lumber for a New Look

What if you need to update a tired kitchen island rather than creating a new one from scratch? Hometalker Shaunna @ Tempting Thyme decided to do this and got a fantastic

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simple wooden kitchen island

Add a Shelf for Better Organization

Most kitchen island ideas are great for making better use of your space. This project from Hometalker Katie & Jon (Sew Woodsy) is especially good, as they added a shelf

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kitchen island shelf

Start with a Console Table

This project lets you turn a simple console table into a neat kitchen island. Hometalker Dezinefun bought the table from a thrift store, adding paint and stain to make it

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kitchen island makeover idea

Take a Dresser and Convert It

What if you want to create a kitchen island with stools or chairs? You might need to use a bigger piece, such as the dresser that Hometalker Hooked On Pinterest decided

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diy kitchen island makeover

Get a Kitchen Island Cart

Adding a kitchen island cart to your home could prove to be a very smart move. Hometalker Redoux Interiors did this by taking an old bookshelf and making it into a

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diy bookshelf kitchen island

Liven Up a Builder-Grade Island

Are you bored of having a plain old builder-grade kitchen island? If so, this fairly simple yet clever project from Hometalker Lost and Found could be exactly what you

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kitchen island with seating

Add Legs to a Kitchen Island

The idea of adding legs to your kitchen island might sound a little... unusual. Yet, this image from Hometalker Ashley Rader {Giddy Uncycled} shows us how big a

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kitchen island wooden legs

Break Up Monotony Using Chalk Paint

This is another great project that uses chalk paint to completely transform a kitchen island into something new. Hometalker CC decided that it was time to update an old

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easy painted kitchen island

Get a Country-Style Kitchen Island

Country style and kitchens are synonymous and a kitchen island is the perfect way to achieve that. Hometalker Ene19230's terrific project turns a plain console into a

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Country Style Kitchen Island

Use an Old Desk

Even an old desk can be the starting point for exciting new kitchen island ideas. The project pictured comes from Down to Earth Holly, who cleverly turned the desk upside

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upcycled kitchen island ideas

Add Feet for More Height

If you want to use a kitchen island with stools or chairs you will want it to be the perfect height. This project from Hometalker GullyCreekCottage shows us how it can be

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easy kitchen island makeover

Customize a Kitchen Island Cart

The subject of this pretty project started off as a plain kitchen island cart. The image above from Hometalker Carole shows how she made it into something a lot more

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custom IKEA kitchen island

Replace the Old Island

This project started out because of an old, double-decker kitchen island that needed replacing. Hometalker At Charlotte´s House did a fabulous job of putting a far better

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kitchen island makeover

Take an Old Dresser and Make It Better

Even a tired dresser that has clearly seen better days can be brought back to life with the right kitchen island ideas. Rob & Courtney M from the Hometalk Team came up

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custom kitchen island ideas