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How You Can Easily Create the Perfect Kitchen Island




Whether you’re looking for more storage, counter space, or extra seating, a kitchen island is always a good solution, even in small kitchens. An island can make your kitchen look exquisite and if you have an open kitchen plan, it’s a great visual spatial barrier between your microwave and your couch. And you might be surprised at just how easy it is to create one. 



The most important thing you should take into consideration when creating an island is its size. It needs to fit so you have enough floor space to maneuver around and access the rest of the kitchen. And even if your kitchen is really small, you can always combine smaller kitchen cabinets that can fit within your floor plan. To help you visualize how easy it is to create an island, we’ve created 2 examples.



A kitchen island with base cabinets



kitchen island


You could create a beautiful kitchen island by simply combining three Shaker base cabinets. These measurements fit most kitchens so you don’t have to worry about not having enough space to move around. This option in particular provides extra storage, which is one of the reasons why kitchen islands are so popular in the first place.


Here are the Shaker-style base cabinet specs:

  1. Base Cabinet Dimensions: 24-30″ Wide, 34.5″ Tall, 24″ Deep.
  2. Adjustable Shelves: 1 (One)
  3. Box Construction: 1/2″ A-Grade Plywood
  4. Door and Drawer Front Construction: Solid Wood
  5. Door Hinge: 6 Way Adjustable, Concealed, Soft Close European Hinges
  6. Drawer Box: Solid Wood Dovetail, Plywood Drawer Box Bottom, 5-Piece Drawer Front Construction
  7. Drawer Glide: Undermount, Full Extension Steel, Soft Close Glides
  8. Finished Ends: Yes


If you’re wondering how to assemble a base cabinet, here’s how.



A kitchen island with a sink



kitchen island


Adding a sink to your kitchen island has become increasingly popular- a trend in interior design that we love. This setup is just as easy as the first one. Instead of adding three base cabinets, add two, plus a sink base cabinet. This type of kitchen island will be 8 inches wider and if this poses a problem for you, you can switch up the combination. 


If you’re a fan of farmhouse sinks, keep in mind they’re 36” wide when you’re deciding on your cabinet for farmhouse sink and overall configuration.


Here are the Shaker-style sink base cabinet specs:

  1. Sink Base Cabinet Dimensions: 36″ Wide, 34.5″ Tall, 24″ Deep.
  2. Box Construction: 1/2″ A-Grade Plywood
  3. Door and Drawer Front Construction: Solid Wood
  4. Door Hinge: 6 Way Adjustable, Concealed, Soft Close European Hinges
  5. Finished Ends: Yes



White Shaker Cabinetry Island
Nelson Cabinetry White Shaker Island 72-84″ Kitchen Microwave Drawer Base Cabinet


Kitchen remodeling can be stressful but it should also be fun. And if you’ve got the space, why not make the best of it? Maybe an island with a glossy white worktop and gray Shaker-style cabinetry is a dream that’s easier to attain than you think. With tips on how to save up and the special discounts, offered by most companies, you might be mere steps away from your dream kitchen. 


Now that you know how to set up an island, maybe you’ll have the confidence to start your project. If you’re unsure about the design, contact our design experts for a free 3D design of your kitchen. The process is fully personalized based on your kitchen size, layout and preferences. 





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