Do you love trying new recipes but find that you need more prep space to get everything together? I recently started using a meal plan service where they deliver all of the ingredients for a restaurant quality meal that you prepare in your own home. A dinner delivery service is definitely worth it if you want to save trips to the grocery store, but if you have a small kitchen, it can get messy quickly since the instructions often require a lot of prep spaces.
If you have a small kitchen or not enough prep space, one way you can create space is with a DIY kitchen island. If you cruise around online looking for rolling kitchen islands, they can range in pricing from $75 to $1,500.
Yikes! It is far more reasonable to build your kitchen island than to break the bank buying one. So, we teamed up with Jamie Schmitt to create this rolling DIY kitchen island with free building plans here.
Jamie Schmitt designed this DIY kitchen island on casters so that it can be moved easily to anywhere prep space or extra storage is needed and it is useful and versatile. This project can easily be used for entertaining purposes like a bar cart too.
For this DIY kitchen island, Jamie used RTC2Z connectors which make this a project that even a beginner DIYer can complete from start to finish. Simpson Strong-Tie RTC2Z connectors allow DIYers to connect wood pieces to form a rock solid 90-degree angle quickly and easily. You can leave the connectors in the original ZMAX finish for extra corrosion resistance, or you can paint them. We used Rustoleum spray paint in Satin Black for this project.
The nice thing about this DIY kitchen island is that it is easy to build, easy on the eyes and easy on your wallet. Get the free building plans here! How often do you (or would you) use a kitchen island? Let us know in the comments below.