IKEA kitchen islands – Many kitchens have benefit from the extra closet space, extra countertop space, and visual appeal of an island. If your kitchen does not already have an island, it’s surprisingly easy to create your own. Scour garage sales and thrift stores for a good base. You can easily spend a lightweight dresser, or hutch base. Consider the sides of the base with another surface, such as bead board or smooth Luan (available at any hardware store or lumber yard). Cover edges of the base with corner molding. You can rebuild a chunkier base, if you feel that it would improve the appearance. Consider using crown molding head, or 1×4 panels on all 4 sides for IKEA kitchen islands.
You want to repaint the entire unit and remove any existing countertop. Depending on the look you want, you can check out the local builder supply stores for a laminate counter top that will fit, or check out IKEA kitchen islands selection of tops (they have a phenomenal butcher block table top that are built identical to their butcher block countertops, only smaller and less expensive). Install the top (if the timber) by means of L brackets and small screws. Ask specialist builder supply store for tips on installing a laminate top. Install hardware for a finishing touch.