Kitchen islands are a great addition to the kitchen. It creates an added work surface separate from the countertop. Plus it offers more storage space for the kitchen. Kitchen islands can be mobile too by placing castors in them so you can push and pull where you want to chop, slice or clean your food. A ready-made wooden shelf offers exactly the right basis for this project. The simple design allows the shelf to be integrated in a wide variety of environments or converted according to your wishes. Here are simple ways to turn an ordinary shelf into a kitchen island.
Warning: This post is for DIY enthusiasts who love to work with orbital sanders and power tools. Starters are welcome to snoop around too. So for a flavorful food prepared in a charming kitchen, let’s move forward.
1. Kitchen island with seating and storage space
This DIY Kitchen island construction, which is actually intended for a craft room, can also be used for the kitchen. The extended shelf worktop can easily be used as a table that can accommodate 2-4 people.
2. Country house charm in the kitchen
Simple construction from shelves and a wooden worktop. The combination of rustic wood and simple shelves looks simply chic. The white shelf baskets on the shelves ideally round off the rural look.
3. Shelf Hack Kitchen Island – Heavy Metal
So much space can be created with a simple kitchen island. With this Ikea Hack, a large Kallax shelf was turned on its side and a metal worktop was placed over it. Black and metal is also a cool combination and a good alternative to the bright country house look.
4. Mobile kitchen island with storage space
Who wouldn’t want a mobile kitchen island? Castors on the furniture feet are a great solution to be able to use the Ikea Kallax Hack on the go. The shelves of the Kallax shelf have been equipped with various Ikea pimps (e.g. shelf inserts or baskets) to make optimal use of the available storage space.