One of the top must-haves for Connecticut homeowners is an island in their kitchen. If you don’t have one yet, you can DIY in just a weekend.
Designing and building an island is a great way to give your kitchen an instant makeover. A kitchen island can also provide you with more storage space as well an informal dining area for family and friends. Even on a small budget, with a bit of planning and time, you can build your own DIY island and transform your kitchen into a room you want to spend more time in. Here’s how.
Step 1: Design and Planning
Think about how you want to use your new kitchen island:
Additional counter space for food prep and storage
Having extra counter space means you’ll have more room to bake and cook. Consider adding extra cupboards and drawers to the island to store dishes, pots and pans, and cooking utensils. Search online or at your local home improvement store for some unique storage options.
Additional cooking area
If you’re planning on using your island for cooking, you’ll need to allow at least 18 inches of free space along the sides of the cooktop. You’ll also want