DIY Kitchen Island Ideas

The perfect kitchen island is every homemaker's dream. Hometalk is here to help you achieve that dream. Use our top, best, and newest projects to help you determine what kind of island is right for you. Watch a video or browse our slideshows of stunning islands to inspire your project. What are you waiting for?

Useful Kitchen Island Tips

Add some seating

Make this a highly functional part of the room. By adding some seating, you will have an informal dining area or breakfast bar.

Set it at a height that suits you

Get the right height to make this island easy to use. 36 inches is a standard height used on many islands.

Create varied storage space

Turn this into a convenient place to store a variety of objects. By adding shelves, you easily make it far more practical.

Leave enough room to get around it

Don’t make the mistake of taking up too much space with this object. It should be in proportion with the kitchen and have space around it.

Get a contrast from the cabinets

There is no need to make the island exactly the same style as the rest of the kitchen. A contrast with the rest of the room can work well.

Top Projects for Kitchen & Dining Room Islands

Here are the top DIY kitchen island projects Hometalk has to offer.

Kitchen & Dining Room Islands Videos

Looking for video tutorials on how to build your own kitchen island? Take a look.

Give Your Kitchen Island A Stainless Steel Look

We needed a island in our kitchen and I wanted it to have a stainless steel top to match the rest of our appliances but stainless steel is not cheap. I had seen a post here, on Hometalk, that used EZ Faux Decor stainless steel film on a coffee table so I thought I'd give it a try for my kitchen island.

A Cute, Cozy And Small DIY Kitchen Refinish Story!

Hello Everyone!After a long long time finally I found opportunity to share what we have done for our old Kitchen! We decided to sell our house, but our smart realtor told us that it was so difficult to sell because our kitchen looking was very old. We talked with a few companies but it came out with incredible costs for our small kitchen was 12' x 12'.

Kitchen Island/Storage Shelf Hack

Making a kitchen island or storage shelf is so easy! This will come in handy if you don't have much counter space, don't have a linen closet, need some extra shelves somewhere, etc.This post was inspired but Sara here on hometalk. You can check out the original post here. You can see more of my crazy creations here

What About Expanding the Kitchen Island???

Kitchen island are becoming more and more popular nowadays…But sometimes the space isn't properly used. for more join us here:

New Kitchen & Dining Room Islands Projects

Here are the newest DIY kitchen islands projects on the web. Check them out!