DIY Kitchen Island adds a lot of flexibility to the design of your kitchen. Because an island is accessible from all sides, each side can serve a purpose. Use yours for additional storage, as a preparation area or as a breakfast bar. When you are planning the design of your island, make sure you have two to four feet of room to maneuver around it. This will allow the space to be functional, and help avoid traffic congestion in your kitchen. Common cabinets purchased at a home improvement center can make this project fast and affordable.
Assemble the cabinets, as they will be installed in the middle of the kitchen. Open the doors of the cabinets, and drive the screws through the frames of each cabinet into the frame of the adjoining cabinet. Once connected, the components of the cabinet will be one piece.
Set the island in place. Adjust the island until it is in the right place. Draw the outline of the base of the island with chalk. Move the island from space. Cut the wood 2 by 4 with a circular saw to fit in an inside corner of the cabinet under the skirting board of the island. The wood should be adjusted so that two pieces of wood will fit squarely, with no slack in the bottom plate under the bar.