A kitchen without a built-in island is like having a shoe without socks. If you don’t have any when you move in, it is fine as you can have one as long as you have space to spare. To save extra money, you can have one by doing a project of DIY Kitchen Island with seating.
Before preparing and even doing this project, you need to look for as many helpful tips and resources, as the following:
1. Wooden Pallet Kitchen Island Worth Less Than $50
Can you imagine having such low cost kitchen island? A DIY project using wooden pallet is one of the best things you can possibly do, furthermore if you are living in the rental house or apartment. You can complete your pallet kitchen island with some shelving and space for kitchen stools.
2. IKEA Shelf Hack
Another DIY kitchen island with seating with no or less handy skills on DIY. You can start doing this project with a prefabricated piece and then change and customize the original in simple ways. So you can have an island without doing major renovation.
3. Build One With a Basic Rectangular Kitchen Island
Designing your own place can save you more money. If you think you are handy enough to do another level of DIY project, try following the instructions to create your own DIY kitchen island with seating for free. Are you curious and seriously needing to do this project? Okay then. Follow the following instructions without any single thing to skip: (1) cut off the framing boards; (2) mark the stud locations; (3) layout the sidewall framing; (4) assemble the sidewall framing; (5) attach the side wall panel; (6) layout the center wall framing; (7) install the crosspiece; (8) attach the 2×4 padding and panel; (9) cut the 1x pieces; (10) attach the filler boards; (11) install the end caps; (12) add the top rail; (13) position and install the bottom rail; (14) size and insert the stiles; (15) attach the inside panel; (16) place your cabinet filler board; (16) sand and smooth the assembly; (18) secure the baseboard padding; (19) secure the baseboard padding; (20) dry fit the base cabinets; (21) paint every part; (22) level the center and side walls; (23) assemble the center and side walls; (24) install your base cabinets and toe kick; (25) caulk the joints; (26) attach the remaining baseboard padding; (27) cut and install your baseboard (in each side).