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10 Wallet-Friendly Kitchen Island Ideas

From the Wallet of a college freshman to a fresh millionaire

The IKEA kitchen island project idea for cheap from Jules Yap

Alright, folks, hold onto your hats because your author is about to reveal a game-changing IKEA hack that will transform your kitchen. And no, it doesn’t involve constructing a 500-piece puzzle with vague instructions.

Introducing the KALLAX 2×2 shelf unit!
This bad boy is the base of your new kitchen island.
But wait, there’s more!
You can add another KALLAX unit to make a larger, detachable 2-in-1 island.
It’s like the Transformers for your island.

But wait, it gets better.
You’ll need some CAPITA legs to lift your island, and four of them will do the trick.
Want to move your island around the kitchen like a boss?
Add some casters, and you’ve got yourself a portable island.

Now, you need a countertop.
Get ready for this, folks.
You’re going to need not one but TWO LÄMPLIG chopping boards.
Put them together, and you have a countertop that will make your friends jealous.

And don’t forget to protect that gorgeous countertop with SKYDD wood treatment oil.
Yes, it’s discontinued in some countries, but fear not! There are alternatives.

Feeling fancy?
Add some BRANÄS baskets or other KALLAX inserts for some extra storage.
But really, you’re already a superstar for creating a beautiful and functional kitchen island on the cheap.

To make your dream island a reality, assemble the KALLAX according to the IKEA instructions.
Install the CAPITA legs, and flip the entire unit over with confidence.
Place those beautiful chopping boards on top, and make sure they overhang equally.

Now, it’s time to get serious.

  1. Determine where to place those corner braces to secure those chopping boards onto the KALLAX unit.
  2. Mark the underside of the boards and the sides of the KALLAX, and then make some pilot holes with a cordless drill.

Don’t drill through the chopping board unless you want to add some extra ventilation to your kitchen.

And finally, oil up those chopping boards with some food-grade white mineral oil.

Your island is now complete, and your friends will be amazed at your handiwork.
So go ahead, pat yourself on the back, and admire your handiwork.
You deserve it.

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