Portable Kitchen Island Ikea

Portable Kitchen Island Ikea

With its friendly price tags, it’s hard to not make IKEA a go-to source for all things home decor. And whether you’re lacking storage, counter space or a pantry, you can hack some of IKEA’s products for a completely custom look at a fraction of the cost. Don’t believe us? Just take a scroll through these 24 brilliant hacks for your next inexpensive kitchen update. From combining bookshelves into a pantry to making an herb garden out of a wine rack, these hacks will help solve just about every kitchen conundrum.
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Portable Kitchen Island Ikea

Since our last house had a built-in stationary island and we found it so useful, we were happy that our new house had one, too. However, the new one had the stove-top in it and was placed awkwardly in the space, so we eventually took that island out and replaced it with a moveable island which we purchased, I believe, from Ballards (although they no longer show it on their site so it must be discontinued). It is a wonderful island with drawers and cabinet doors that open on both sides. It also has extensions (which we do not use) on either end to make it an eating space if wanted. It is black and designed to look just like furniture and could be used elsewhere in the house as a sideboard or occasional table. We purchased a manmade resin slab on top to protect the piece, but the top is actually painted wood and could be used without the topping. We are soooo pleased with the contrast between our oak cabinets and the black island and the handiness of having the extra drawers for dishtowels, pot-holders, and casserole dishes in the cabinet! The piece really dresses up our kitchen and makes it one-of-a-kind.
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Portable Kitchen Island Ikea

1. Marble Island: No, that isn’t contact paper. But buying a tiny piece of marble sure is cheaper than redoing the whole kitchen. Or, if you want to save a little dough, just paint the IKEA Beckvam kitchen cart a deep gray and add pretty gold hardware for a sophisticated little island you’ll love forever. (via Oliver and Rust)
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Portable Kitchen Island Ikea

19. Cart Rescue: Small in stature but bold in color, the IKEA bar cart is the hero of the kitchen. Tuck it in the pantry for extra storage, use it as a mini island or set it up as a coffee bar — this little guy does it all. (via Hampton SC)
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Portable Kitchen Island Ikea

I, too, once had a peninsula. I never liked it. We (finally) removed it and swung it around and out against the wall (where your door is) and added a small glass cabinet for display. I have avoided a permanent island because I didn’t want to travel “round and round” an island instead of across my kitchen to have access to my cabinets. Because “Flexible” is my middle name, I chose a freestanding table with casters so I am able to move the table whenever and wherever it works best. My table measures 15×36″ with very large flip up (1 or both) sides so I can vary the surface space. This table is SO versatile; sometimes I move it against a wall to have the floor completely open, sometimes in the middle of the room for working on a cooking project, and at Christmas, I move it near the end of the kitchen so all 12 of us can move about the space easily for our Cookie Bake. I have even moved it to the hallway to use it as a cooling rack for many many dozens of cookies. Yes, Flexible is the most important thing for me. I hope you find the best table for you!
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Portable Kitchen Island Ikea

13. Kitchen Sink: Don’t know about you, but sometimes that area under the sink makes us cringe. Organize that pile of cleaning supplies, garbage bags and other miscellaneous things with the IKEA Knuff magazine files. (via Apartment Apothecary)
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Portable Kitchen Island Ikea

I am just about to make a freestanding island myself! We just moved into my childhood home this month. In the backyard I found a long weathered wood patio table that my dad built over twenty years ago. One day it dawned on me that it might make the perfect kitchen island if I paint it, add some casters and a butcher block top. I’m excited about it because I think it’s going to look great and function well, but also because I love its sentimental history. shelley recently posted..Dear Me… (A Linky for Graceful by Emily Freeman)
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Portable Kitchen Island Ikea

Kitchen islands & cartsHello, bigger kitchenMore countertop space, more storage space – who couldn’t use a little more of both? Our selection of kitchen islands and carts can give you the extra space you need without the expense of a remodel. Choose one with wheels for a mobile solution you can roll anywhere you need it. STENSTORPKitchen island$499.00
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I think kitchen islands are the heart of the home, where everyone gathers. We are just about to redo our kitchen, and will be adding an island – I can’t wait! Lynn Kellan recently posted..A mouthful of web kinda tastes like chicken
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6. Wall of Drawers: If space is limited in your house, you must get creative with storage. These wooden IKEA CD drawers came in sets of two, so the homeowners bought 30, then whitewashed them and created a wall of drawers in their pantry. (via Design*Sponge)
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Yes, I do. I turned an old, dark sideboard into a kitchen island about 3 years ago and it is lovely. Also – it’s pinned a lot on Pinterest.
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We used a free-standing island at our farm and went that route again in our new house. I am in LOVE!! It’s even better than the last one. Even better, it was custom made at a local shop using reclaimed doors, corbels and window casings. It’s hand-distressed, a happy turquoise color. It totally makes the kitchen! Flower Patch Farmgirl recently posted..Can’t Stop Weekend
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Kitchen islands & cartsHello, bigger kitchenMore countertop space, more storage space – who couldn’t use a little more of both? Our selection of kitchen islands and carts can give you the extra space you need without the expense of a remodel. Choose one with wheels for a mobile solution you can roll anywhere you need it.
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Kitchen islands and cartsHello, bigger kitchenMore countertop space, more storage space – who couldn’t use a little more of both? Our selection of kitchen islands and carts can give you the extra space you need without the expense of a remodel. Choose one with wheels for a mobile solution you can roll anywhere you need it.RÅSKOGUtility cart$24.99
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Kitchen islands and cartsHello, bigger kitchenMore countertop space, more storage space – who couldn’t use a little more of both? Our selection of kitchen islands and carts can give you the extra space you need without the expense of a remodel. Choose one with wheels for a mobile solution you can roll anywhere you need it.
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14. Double Up: Two is better than one in the case of this kitchen. Complete with a charging station, bulk jars and baskets for trays, the extra space is invaluable. (via Cozy Cottage Cute)
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Love these! I don’t have room for one of these in my current kitchen, but I’m hoping that some day in the future I will have the space. I especially love the islands that are painted in a bright color, adding such a nice pop to the space. Jocelyn Pascall recently posted..Sisterly Love

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