dcsimg
kitchen island kit
Kitchen Decorating Home :: Kitchen Island Kit

Assemble Your Own Kitchen Island Kit

You can make your own kitchen island kit very simply and have that great center island that you always wanted in about a day! Of course, you'll need to be a bit handy in order to put the island together but a little bit of work will save you a lot of money.

Kitchen Island Showcase
Tell us what you're looking for
  • Windows
  • Cabinet Refacing
  • New Kitchen Cabinets
  • Your zip code:
  • Do you own your house?
  • Yes
  • No

Here's what you need for your very own kitchen island kit:

  • Kitchen Cabinet Kit (preferably one that matches your existing cabinets)
  • Various Tools to put cabinet together (see instructions)
  • Heavy Duty Caster (if you want it to be moveable)
  • Pendant Lighting (if island is stationary)

    The assembly of your self made kitchen island kit is easy! Simply follow the directions on the cabinet. If you want it to be stationary, you can secure it to the floor or if you want to move it around, add casters to the bottom.

    Not handy? Instead of a kitchen island kit, you can buy free standing islands for almost any kitchen decor. These freestanding pieces can be like another piece of furniture that you plop in the middle of your kitchen. Of course, you will have to make sure you have the room for it and leave at least 42" of aisle space on each side of the island.

    You can buy a kitchen island that is immovable and matches your cabinetry, or if you are short on space, you can also buy a moveable island that you can wheel out for food prep and then put back against the wall to make more "moving around" room in the kitchen. You can get these in many styles to match your décor and can even buy them online!

    Lighting your stationary kitchen island kit is important for task lighting and eating if it has an eating counter. The preferred method is to use pendant lights that drop down from the ceiling and cast light onto the surface. Depending on the length of the island, you may need more than 1 light. Of course you would not want to use this type of lighting for a moveable island as you would be banging your head on the lights when you moved the island away!



    Related Articles

    A Christmas Decorating Tip For Your Kitchen
    Get your kitchen in the holiday spirit

    Selecting A Decorating Color Scheme
    Don't be intimidated when it comes to selecting color. These tips will show you how.

    Color Wheel Decorating
    The same color wheel used by artists can be used to pick out your color scheme - learn how in this informative article.

    How To Decorate Kitchen Tables
    Use your kitchen table to enhance your decoratign theme with these simple tips.

    The Kitchen Floor Mat - Practical and Decorative
    Add splash to your decor with matching mats on the floor.

    Decisions To Make Before You Install Kitchen Sink
    Which sink is best for you?

    Add Character With An Antique Kitchen Island
    Don't be afraid to incorporate antiques into your decor.

    Garden Kitchen Window
    A Garden Kitchen Window Adds Light and Much More

    A Lesson In Proper Table Setting
    Do you know which side the fork goes on, what about the butter knife?

    A Unique Table Setting Idea
    Add some fun to your table setting at your next party or get together.

  •  
    Main Menu
     

     
    Specials
    3D Home Design Tool: Create your perfect home online! Select appliances & furniture etc.



     

     
    Site Resources

    Webmasters, link to this site or submit your site for link exchange review.

    Read our terms and privacy policy

     

     
    TheHomeMarketplace.com

    CharlesKeath.com
     
    © 2004 - 2017 QuinStreet, Inc.
    Site Map || Articles || More articles || Even more articles || ....And even more articles ||

    ......More Articles Page 5