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Posted by on Feb 16, 2016 in Home & Garden, How To | 0 comments

Save Money with a DIY Kitchen Island

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The kitchen island has been on the home design radar since the 1970s but exploded in popularity as homes got bigger in the last two decades. Even with the movement back to smaller, more functional houses, the island (and its attached version, the kitchen peninsula) are still not going away. Instead, they are being revisited. Should you build an island?

The pros: Kitchen islands allow for functional storage space and extra seating all in one. You can also add appliances such as a dishwasher, ice-maker, wine chiller or appliance hub.  

Cons: They are expensive to install, especially if you plan to install plumbing and electricity for an extra sink, dishwasher or appliances.  They limit future design options; it’s harder to change your mind.  And then there is the issue of space. 

If you have a small kitchen, an island needs to be carefully designed to allow room flow. But there are other options. 

This article first appeared on the website, Beneath My Heart.

I’ve been scrolling through Pinterest these days and seeing so many adorable kitchen island carts and little bar seating areas.  While I don’t quite have room in my kitchen for one, I just had to share with you all the amazing little ideas and creative storage solutions I’ve been finding.

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