I’ve been scrolling through Pinterest these days and seeing so many adorable kitchen island carts and little bar seating areas. While I don’t quite have room in my kitchen for one, I just had to share with you all the amazing little ideas and creative storage solutions I’ve been finding.
My favorite of favorites is this idea of adding a rolling cart that functions as an island with seating as well as storage… because who doesn’t need an extra drawer or two in their kitchen? And a quick spot for the little ones to have breakfast on school days while you pack lunches?
I’ve seen so many of these in the stores, but for my DIY loving friends, I’ve rounded up some of my favorites!
(Plus, don’t miss the end of this post, I’m sharing some of the latest open shelving snapshots I’ve been having my eye on lately!)
Build your own kitchen island from two sofa tables and a countertop. This custom solution sports plenty of storage, plus DIY bragging rights. || Source
FREE build plans for this DIY Kitchen Island with Trash Storage || Source
Similar to a cart that IKEA sells, you can build your own! || Source
For a little extra seating, add a pop up top with a few colorful bar stools underneath. Talk about a DIY project for any budget! || Source
Dreamy views out your window each morning? I love it!
And could I even talk about kitchens without mentioning open shelving? I didn’t think so either… We know I’m no stranger to loving open shelves in my kitchen.
Here’s quite a few designs for you to DIY in your home! || Source
This is one of the first times I’ve seen open shelving for your pots and pans… I’m LOVING IT!
White on white on white… so fresh and clean!
It’s amazing how these vintage candle sticks and small prints bring this space to life!
What other DIY solutions have you found to work for your small kitchen? Comment below!
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