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7 versatile kitchen islands

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A kitchen island adds style and storage in the heart of your home. It's also a great spot for making memories over casual meals and hangouts.


Get inspired by these clever kitchen island projects shared by Bunnings Workshop community members and let us know if we can assist with yours.


1. Bamboo panelling on kitchen island by @ProjectPete 


A hit with the Workshop community, this stunning kitchen island makeover features architectural bamboo panelling – a great way to add character and warmth in any room.


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2. Hamptons kitchen renovation by @Nham 


This kitchen island is a classy focal point in Nham’s kitchen, providing plenty of bench space and additional storage in a busy area. Nham opted for Caeserstone benchtops in organic white for this renovation.


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3. Kitchen island EasyVJ panelling by @ProjectPete 


In another kitchen island facelift, Pete used Easycraft EasyVJ 63mm panelling to create a striking effect. A gorgeous coat of British Paints Mossy Road elevated the look.


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4. Heritage-style kitchen makeover by @Lucille 


Creative Workshop member Lucille expertly matched her timber top island’s colours and textures with the rest of her furniture to create a sense of continuity.


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5. Kitchen renovation featuring farmhouse sink and large kitchen island by @cupofchloe 


Featuring a classy farmhouse sink and elegant goose neck taps, this wooden island provides ample space for washing dishes. Chloe also chose an integrated dishwasher with a door panel to match her kitchen island.


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6. Kitchen island using tool trolley by @Karlster69 


Resourceful Workshop member Karlster69 built their own unique kitchen island by using the Ultimate Storage 42" 7 Drawer Tool Trolley for additional storage. A hardwood panel tabletop was also included, creating a space for eating and entertaining. 


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7. Spotted Gum kitchen island by @dean 


Experienced Workshop member Dean used Spotted Gum recycled pallets to build this kitchen island, intentionally leaving bumps and inconsistencies for a more rustic effect. Boiled Linseed oil and Cabinet Makers Wax from Bunnings finished the look.


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How to build a mobile kitchen island

Mobile kitchen islands provide added flexibility and convenience, especially for those with compact spaces. 


Check out experienced Bunnings Workshop member Rob's step-by-step guide on How to build a mobile kitchen island for handy tips on building your own. 


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