Portable kitchen islands Ikea have gained more popularity lately. Portable kitchen islands are practical, they allow you to move them around your kitchen area. It makes them perfect for small kitchen. You can put them in the middle of your kitchen and move them to the side when you need more space for cooking, especially when you invite your friends or family to cook together. And is there any better place to get a new budget friendly portable kitchen islands than, the one and only, Ikea?
You may wonder if the portable kitchen islands are the only furniture that will work for your small kitchen. The truth is, there are many kinds of island you can have in your limited kitchen area. They don’t have to be portable, you can have fixed kitchen islands without mobility in your small kitchen. You can repurpose a small high desk for your kitchen or a second-hand restaurant cart as your kitchen island. They can give you rustic and industrial vibe to your kitchen, and of course, it’s budget friendly too!
Here are some kitchen ideas you can try for your small kitchen space, and they are budget friendly too.
Ikea Kitchen Islands
Ikea is one of the most popular retail store to buy various kind of household hardware. Its innovative design, stylish furniture, and reasonable pricing attract many customers from around the globe. Ikea has hundreds merchants all around the world. You absolutely need to browse Ikea for affordable kitchen islands.
Ikea provides various types of kitchen islands, either it’s built-in or portable. Built-in islands you can find in the store are made from wood or metal. You can choose either one that you like and you think will go well with your kitchen decoration.
On the official Ikea website, you can browse the kitchen islands and carts catalogue. You will see that they have more options for portable kitchen islands, either a rolling cart or a stationary island with casters. There are islands with four casters and islands with two casters. Rolling carts price starting from US$ 29, the most expensive ones are about US$ 499.
If you’re really tight on budget and not planning to buy anything new, you can try to repurpose tables you already have in your home as a kitchen island. If you have family or someone you know who works at a restaurant, you can ask them if the restaurant has any unused kitchen cart. Restaurant kitchen carts are usually made of some kind of metal. If a kitchen cart has not been used in a while, it might be a little rusty. But don’t worry, you can fix it with a little time and effort, polish it with special chemical, and voila! It’s good as it’s new and ready to be a part of your small kitchen decoration.
Another thing you can repurpose to a kitchen island is a butcher block. The surface is perfect for kitchen, you can do your prepping activity right on top of the butcher block. Then after you finish cooking, clean the surface and add a couple of stools to create a small dining area or a snack counter.
You can add some more storage to your kitchen by repurposing a cabinet to your kitchen island. Choose a cabinet that is the same height as your counters. A slightly higher or lower cabinet will work too, just make sure it’s in proportion with the rest of your kitchen furniture. A cabinet may not be ideal for a snack counter, since it doesn’t have room for your legs when you sit down next to it. But cabinets has a lot of storage room where you can store your dishes, napkins, and cutlery. They usually come with separators so you can organize you stuff well.
DIY Kitchen Islands
Need a new kitchen island, why not make one yourself? If you love to do DIY projects and you don’t mind putting extra time and effort to your kitchen table, then this tip is a must-try. You will need some crates, small wood planks, and a door, yes you read it right, a door. A flat-surfaced door will be a fabulous counter surface, but it is optional. You can either choose to have a door as your counter top to give an extra interesting décor to your kitchen or you can keep it simple with a plain wood plank. What you need to do is stack up some crates to make the base, then add wood planks to the side to make it more firm, and secure them with nails. Then attach the door surface (or wood plank) to the top of the stack. Repaint it if needed. And that’s it, there is your new kitchen island.
Now it’s the time to get your kitchen island. You can choose to try to repurpose a furniture, make your own DIY kitchen island, or get new portable kitchen islands Ikea.
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