This island is not only helpful when it comes to food prep, but it also has plenty of storage for cookbooks thanks to the bookshelves. Plus, this DIY kitchen island can double as a place to do homework.
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Scrap Wood Island
This DIY kitchen island cost just $30 and is made with 2x4s! It includes two shelves for storage, along with some faux drawers.
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Here's a DIY kitchen island made from an old dresser with wheels for easy mobility. The designer bought this dresser on craigslist for $100 and then painted it a color to match the kitchen.
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Barn Wood Island
This aged wood island is made from old barn wood (although pallet wood would also work). It has a shelf underneath to store dishes and pots, along with a handy towel bar.
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Island with Storage
This DIY kitchen island has plenty of storage for everything from dish towels to plates and even wine glasses. It also has an overhang which allows for some bar stools.
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This DIYer wasn't happy with the kitchen island in her townhouse, so she made some improvements. For about $200, she painted the island, and cut some trim pieces to give the island some detail.
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This vintage cart is now a one-of-a-kind DIY kitchen island. Try looking for a cart at a resale shop or garage sale and then refinish it or go with the industrial look, and add a countertop of your choice.
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This rustic DIY kitchen island is built with scrap wood—the top is a few 1x4s and screws. The builder says the island doubles as a laundry folding center and computer table.
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Pallet Wood Island
Put that pallet wood to good use and build yourself a kitchen island! There are several plans online. This pallet wood island has some storage space underneath and a handy storage system on the side for utensils.
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Rustic Island Cart
This rustic island cart has storage on some open shelves and in a cabinet, along with caster wheels so it's mobile. This DIY kitchen island would work well in a rustic, farmhouse style kitchen.
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This inexpensive DIY kitchen island cost just $15 to build. The simple design allows for a good amount of work space along with a rack for storage. It also features some cabinet hardware for hanging pot holders or towels.
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Sofa Table Island
Take that piece of furniture and reinvent it! This DIY kitchen island is made from a sofa table and is finished with a butcher block countertop.
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