25 DIY Kitchen Island Ideas  For Your Kitchen Makeover

Are you stuck with purchasing a kitchen island or making one for yourself? Purchasing a kitchen island might be too expensive. The best way to save costs would be to make your very own kitchen island.

A purchased kitchen island might not have all the properties you might need. Making your kitchen island gives you the freedom to customize it to your taste. However, woodworking skills might be needed to be able to make one.

In this article, I have put together 24 of the best DIY Kitchen island ideas for you to choose from. There’s a 99% chance that you would find a perfect one for yourself.

25 Beautiful DIY Kitchen Island Ideas For Your Kitchen Makeover

Best Diy Kitchen Island Ideas

1. Low Budget Kitchen Island

1. Low Budget Kitchen Island
I decided to start with something low budget. If you aren’t ready to purchase an expensive kitchen island. You can make this low budget kitchen island yourself. It has a drawer and two shelves that will come in handy for storing items. This kitchen island also has wheels which I think is a great feature.

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2. DIY Kitchen Island For Small Kitchen

2. DIY Kitchen Island For Small Kitchen
Perfect fit for small kitchens. The measurements used for this kitchen island can fit into almost all kitchens. This DIY kitchen island has a drawer, lower cabinet, and shelves by the side. My favorite feature would have to be the knobs used to store cups.

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3. DIY Pantry Kitchen Island

3. DIY Pantry Kitchen Island
This image above is a kitchen island? Well, yes it is. You might not need to have an extra pantry in your kitchen all thanks to this amazing DIY kitchen island. It has five shelves. I love the section in the middle that can be used to store napkins.

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4. DIY Classy Kitchen Island


If you are looking at making something bigger, you should check this out. This kitchen island would only fit in a big kitchen that has space for it. I love the countertop of this kitchen island. It has the perfect finish.

5. DIY Farm House Kitchen Island

5. DIY Farm House Kitchen Island
Have a good look at this amazing piece of art. It is made of whiteboard wood. The paint used makes it perfect for a farmhouse kitchen island. It has a top drawer that is quite spacious. It also has a couple of shelves and cabinet door compartments.

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6. DIY Kitchen Island For Large Family

6. DIY Kitchen Island For Large Family
If you have a large family like me, the best kind of kitchen island would be one that would contain atleast 70% of the family members. With some basic woodworking skills and the right tools, you would be able to make this for your home.

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7. Small Kitchen Island With Pull Out Drawers

7. Small Kitchen Island With Pull Out Drawers
This DIY project would take a day to complete with 100% devotion. I like the color combination of white and brown. If your kitchen walls are white, this small kitchen island would make a perfect match. It has lots of drawers and shelves for storage.

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8. Kitchen Island From Wood Pallets

8. Kitchen Island From Wood Pallets
You can make this simple kitchen island by shopping for a pallet online and then following the design plans. I like how the kitchen island paint matches with the main kitchen cabinets.

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See also: 24 DIY Pantry Shelves

9. Drop Leaf Kitchen Island

9. Drop Leaf Kitchen Island
If you are living alone, I think this is the best kind of kitchen island to have in your kitchen. It is easy to make if you have a bit of woodworking skill. I love the drop leaf on this kitchen island. Perfect for saving space.

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10. From Dresser To Kitchen Island

10. From Dresser To Kitchen Island
For this DIY project, all the creators did was purchase an old dresser and then transformed it to the amazing kitchen island you are seeing above. This is by far one of the easiest DIY projects that require no woodworking skill.

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11. Kitchen Island With Wine Rack

11. Kitchen Island With Wine Rack
Are you a big fan of wine? This DIY kitchen island idea is for you. You can use the shelves of this kitchen island to store other items but what will work best is if you use it as wine storage. You can store more than 16 bottles of wine on this kitchen island.

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12. L-Shaped Kitchen Island DIY

12. L-Shaped Kitchen Island DIY
This L-shaped kitchen island was made by Jim barry, it’s the first of its kind. I mean, you don’t see an L shaped kitchen island often. If you have enough space in your kitchen for this project, you can make it for your family.

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13. Sliding Door Kitchen Island

13. Sliding Door Kitchen Island
Check out this sliding door kitchen island. The shelves on this kitchen island are quite spacious enough to store kitchen essentials. The countertop is also large enough. We highly recommend this DIY kitchen island idea.

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14. DIY Kitchen Island With Hidden Trash Storage

14. DIY Kitchen Island With Hidden Trash Storage
Here is one you don’t see every day. Have you ever considered hiding your trash can in your kitchen island? Well, it’s very possible. In this DIY tutorial, you will learn the technique used in creating this amazingly outstanding kitchen island with trash storage.

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15. Modern Standard Kitchen Island DIY

15. Modern Standard Kitchen Island DIY
A large size kitchen deserves a large size kitchen island. In this DIY project, you will learn how to make a modern standard kitchen island for your kitchen. This kitchen island has shelves that would be perfect for the placement of cookbooks and more. This modern kitchen island also has an outlet that would be very useful. We highly recommend this kitchen island.

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16. Black Kitchen Island

16. Black Kitchen Island
Do you love black? Then you should like this kitchen cabinet, it is has a unique and elegant design that would match in almost any kitchen. The countertop is lovely. We highly recommend this DIY kitchen island for your kitchen.

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17. Bakers Kitchen Island

17. Bakers Kitchen Island
As a baker, your kitchen needs an island that has a lot of shelves. You can use the shelves to store recipe books or baking tools. This DIY project will show you how to create this DIY kitchen island with lots of shelves. We highly recommend this kitchen island for bakers.

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18. DIY Kitchen With Stock Cabinet

18. DIY Kitchen With Stock Cabinet
The number of shelves and cabinets in this kitchen island makes it one of the best DIY kitchen island I have seen. It has five pull-out drawers with most of them varying in size. It also has two open door cabinets. You can make this kitchen island for your kitchen with the right tools and a little woodworking experience.

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19. Pallet Kitchen Island Table

19. Pallet Kitchen Island Table
The small drawers on this kitchen island are overly cute. You can use them to store cutlery or whatever you want. It also has a lower compartment that is not so large but it can contain some kitchen essentials like pots, pans, and more. This DIY project will show you how to make this small size kitchen island.

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20. Minimalistic Kitchen Island Design

20. Minimalistic Kitchen Island Design
Can you spot the kitchen island in the image above? It’s not the one with the sink, it is the one without the sink. This island is very simple and perfect for large kitchens and even a small kitchen that would have space to accommodate it.

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21. DIY Kitchen Island With Storage Space

21. DIY Kitchen Island With Storage Space
Are you looking for a kitchen island with a lot of space? This DIY project would show you how to make one. This kitchen island has a couple of cabinet doors and two drawers. The countertop has a lot of space for your cooking needs.

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22. Simple DIY Kitchen Island

22. Simple DIY Kitchen Island
One great benefit of having a kitchen island is that it provides an extra countertop in your kitchen. In this DIY project, you will be shown how to make this simple DIY Kitchen island. It has three pull out drawers and one extra drawer perfect for hiding your trash can.

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23. Kitchen Island On A Budget

23. Kitchen Island On A Budget
If your kitchen has a wide-open space, it might be time to introduce a kitchen island. Here is one you can craft out yourself. It is ideal for kitchens that have space. It has a few shelves and other storage compartments.

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24. Classic DIY Kitchen Island

24. Classic DIY Kitchen Island
If you are looking for plenty of storage, this DIY project would be perfect for your kitchen. It doesn’t have cabinet doors or pull-out drawers. It has eight shelves that are spacious enough to contain a lot of kitchen essentials.

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25. Large DIY Kitchen Island With Glass Door


Here’s yet another amazing DIY kitchen island that you can make. This kitchen island very large drawers with a lot of space. My favorite part about this kitchen island is the glass cabinet door at the side.

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