15 Best Ideas on How to Build a Kitchen Island

At olden times there was not so much use of a Kitchen Island. The tables were fitted leaning to the wall and the space in between was kept so that the people can move around easily. Some people still use this method of arranging their kitchen. By having Kitchen Island the space in between or in the middle area of the kitchen can be used in the more productive way.

The interior of the room is more improved by having a Kitchen table in the middle. There are excellent designs and ideas of making a Kitchen Island more elegant and classy.

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The following is a step by step process on How to build a Kitchen Island:

  • First, decide the height and width of the cabinet that you want. After deciding the size, height, width and the length of the table then choose for the exterior design, color, glaze that you want for the table. By doing this you will be finalizing upon the primary aspect of making a table
  • Put the Stock cabinets together and drill all the corners so that they are stuck properly.
  • ​By adding Beadboard, it covers the unfinished part of the cabinet and it makes it look clean and neat.
  • ​Add some Toe kick and Oak Wrap by drilling and screwing it in.
  • ​You can use various designs for the feet of the Kitchen Island. Stick it underneath the table and drill it.
  • ​Try putting a decorative molding because that will add more beauty to it.
  • ​After molding prime the cabinets because it will help in not getting rusted or getting spoiled fast.
  • ​Add corbels so that it supports the structure above in the countertop of the table.
  • ​Put glaze to all the necessary places so that it brings out the texture of the table.
  • ​When all the final touches are been done then put the countertop and after putting that your Kitchen Island is ready.

The top 15 Ideas for designing Kitchen Island as follows:

There are many designs which will make the Kitchen Island look more irresistible to look at. Below there are the best designs chosen by the experts are listed below.

1. An Elegant Smoky Kitchen Island

The Kitchen stone is been designed with a dark soapstone color marble countertop. The whole set up is combined with white and gray color cabinets. The Interior gives a modernized look to the kitchen and very systematic and elegant look to the Kitchen Island.

Smoky Kitchen Island

Smoky Kitchen Island

2. A Simple Four - Legged Kitchen Table

Simple 4 legged kitchen table

Simple 4 legged kitchen table

Such Four-legged table reminds of olden times designs and it brings the classy look to the kitchen.

3. Vintage look and design

If you want a vintage look then try keeping the color of the paint light and add marbles finishing to the countertop of the table. The designer Annie Brahler gave a vintage look to improving and customizing the chest in upgrading rear cabinets and she put a marble on the top of the table.

Vintage Look and Design

Vintage Look and Design

4. Try Dark Semi Color

Try dark semi color

Try dark semi color

By adding a Dark semi color to the table it stands out and brings an edge to the color that is been painted in the kitchen.

5. Kitchen island can be customized into something different

It always doesn’t have to go according to the rule, there can be some improve or changes can be done to the design.
Jenny of Little green notebook put all the dresses from the bedroom together and put a marble on it and it looked magnificent.

kitchen island can be customized into something different

kitchen island can be customized into something different

6. Try Adding Some Glass

Kitchen table with glass

Kitchen table with glass

Glass will make your kitchen table look more shiner and different from other kitchen island tables. Eldon Wong found a drafting table and transformed into a different table by adding some glass making it look brand new.

7. Make Your Kitchen Island More Productive

The Kitchen Island can’t be limited to being only a table. You can add some sink and dishwasher or an oven. This additional facility will help in easing out your work and space.

Make your kitchen island more productive

Make your kitchen island more productive

8. Bookcases can also be made as Kitchen Island

Bookcases with kitchen island

Bookcases with kitchen island

The bookcases can also be used as a Kitchen island and it will give a totally casual look. You can just add some finishes on the table and Voila!! You have a Kitchen island.

9. Try adding some shapes or a sheet cover on the table

Sheet cover with shapes will give a more additional advantage in making the kitchen island look more elegant and especially for the ladies it will wow them with pretty look given to a Kitchen island and also the Kitchen.

Kitchen table with sheet cover

Kitchen table with sheet cover

10. Experiment the paint color

Paint your kitchen with color

Paint your kitchen with color

The kitchen table can be given different looks according to the paint that has been painted on it. So if you want to give a vintage look then try distressing some colors to get a grunge look on the table

11. Bright Colors

The kitchen table can be given different looks according to the paint that has been painted on it. So if you want to give a vintage look then try distressing some colors to get a grunge look on the table

Kitchen with Bright Color

Kitchen with Green Color

12. Fix The Towel Bar

Funny Towel Bar

Funny Towel Bar

The towel is very essential and it makes the Kitchen island table more productive. It will look simple but purposeful

13. Add A Chalkboard

If you have kids then it will be a unique design and creative to add chalkboards on the Kitchen table making it look very casual and cool for the kids.

Kitchen with chalk board

Kitchen with chalk board

14. Add one more table and chairs if you can

Add more chair and table

Add more chair and table

By adding some chairs and table will give enough space for entertainment purpose for the kids or adults

15. Install some appliances

When the space underneath is empty then it is suggested to add some appliances such a microwave or a dishwasher. You are using space smartly by doing this. Appliances will help you in easing your way in preparing things but adding them in the kitchen island table is much smarter and very reliable for doing kitchen work.

Install some appliances

Install some appliances

Bryan B. Tessier
 

I'm Bryan, I just love architectural details and the symmetry of design. Adding architectural interest does not need to be difficult and the results can be simply stunning!

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