Recently I took on a project in a home that had been renovated prior to my clients moving in. The kitchen had been completely redone but had a large empty space that screamed “I need an island”.
Building an island can be as simple or as complicated as you want it to be. I opted to go the simple route.
The client had specified 2 cabinets with one drawer in each and some book shelves along one end. She wanted an overhang to accomodate some stools and a look that was very simple and clean, nothing too ornate.
I started by building a base from 1 X 6 pine and added two stock Ikea base cabinets anchored together. I then built the book shelves from stock Home Depot shelving.
The next step was to add baseboards around the bottom, trim around the sides and a 3/4″ plywood top.
Then some brushed nickel handles and a coat of paint, Baby’s Breath, a white with a hint of gray.
The final step in this very simple project was to replace the plywood with a polished concrete countertop. Contemporary and a nice contrast to the granite counters in the rest of the kitchen.
Very simple, very clean and looks amazing!