A small home just screams out for a kitchen island to add workable space. I know mine does! Extra points for wheels and built in storage. Our first post on DIY kitchen islands was so popular, we found some more great tutorials and ideas for you. Whether you only need that extra counter work space at the holidays and for entertaining, or you just need space period, we have one here for you.  If you missed our first post on DIY kitchen islands, be sure to check it out for more a basic tutorial on how to make a kitchen island.


You have to love this Ikea hack kitchen island from ‘Golden Boys and Me’… did this ever add storage space! You could scale this down in size for a smaller kitchen. They used 3 Ikea bookcases, and a butcher block top from Ikea, which I know for a fact are pretty inexpensive. Smart project!




‘My Old Country House’ made this DIY kitchen island from an old desk, some wheels, and a top made to match the counters. Stunning project! So cool, as a matter of fact, the ‘Today Show’ featured it here! Drawer storage, wheels for portability, my favorite color, retro feel… what’s not to love?!



‘Home Made Modern’ by Ryobi shows you step by step how to make this DIY wood kitchen island with a concrete top. They even have a how to video, and more step by step photos than you could possibly need! I’m thinking about just using the concrete top with an aged dresser and industrial wheels…

DIY Kitchen Islands


Gail from ‘My Repurposed Life’ created this kitchen island from a desk. It was an easy and affordable project, and she has a link to making the butcher block style top as well… I included two photos, one that show the storage, and another after she painted it black.


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‘Domestic Jenny’ has these DIY kitchen island plans for you that she created herself… Must be great plans, because look at the finished project! She has a supply list and step by step instructions for you. Nice! (crazy about that industrial stool!)

Gardeners Eden Kitchen Island


Heather, at ‘At the Picket Fence’ just had her kitchen remodel profiled in Better Homes, and she shares her great DIY kitchen island tutorial! This is so much genius, because they took an existing, outdated island, and remodeled it into this farmhouse style butcher block island to be proud of! Love!



This is a space saving inspiration from ‘BHG‘.

DIY Kitchen Islands


Finally, love the inspiration in this photo… by The Property Brothers from ‘HGTV‘, this apothecary style kitchen island could be DIY’able… just add legs to a cool voltage cabinet with drawers!


Image Credits: BHG, Golden Boys and Me, My Old Country House, Home Made Modern, My Repurposed Life, Domestic Jenny, At the Picket Fence, HGTV


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  1. Jason Roland November 30, 2014 at 8:19 am

    I absolutely love your concrete kitchen island idea. Being in the concrete industry I love anything made with concrete – but this project is great for DIY’ers and the end product looks amazing. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Barbara January 25, 2015 at 9:55 am

    Where is the link to the first island shown? Green with marble top and rollout pie station. I love that one.

  3. gail April 11, 2015 at 9:51 am

    Also looking for the link to the first island.

  4. Leonard Jones November 21, 2015 at 1:31 pm

    Fantastic ideals and they all looked great .Liked the pull out counter the best Thanks for sharing.

  5. Heleana March 22, 2017 at 1:12 pm

    Can’t figure out how to “Follow” you.

    1. Kathy Woodard April 10, 2017 at 5:14 pm

      Are you wanting to receive our emailed newsletter, or “Follow” us on Facebook? To sign up for the newsletter, enter your email in the box at the top right hand side of any page… If you want to follow us on Facebook, go to https://www.facebook.com/HomeGardenDIY365/ and click “Like”. Hope that helps!

  6. Brett March 23, 2017 at 8:04 am

    The apothecary style kitchen is an enduring classic.


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