Can I DIY a Kitchen Island?

Can I DIY a Kitchen Island?

Jun 5, 2013
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Welcome to Wilsonart Wednesday! We've teamed up with the kitchen experts at Wilsonart to answer our readers' questions about kitchen renovation. We'll be posting the answers on Wilsonart Wednesdays all summer long, so ask your questions here and check back in for the answers!

Q: I'd like to put in a kitchen island, rectangular in shape, 8' by 3' or thereabouts. It seems like i could just go buy cabinets and then a counter top. Could it be this easy? What are the various heights that would work? I’d like to do a marble "type" top; what options are there? 

- Kay B.

A: The easiest and most affordable option is to visit your local home center and buy a Stock Cabinet - ask the associate which cabinets can be used for islands (they need to be finished on all sides). Then walk over to the Stock Countertop section and pick out a countertop to match. The store can probably help you cut it down if necessary, or if you're particularly handy, you can do it yourself. If you're looking for a more custom countertop, visit the Kitchen department and ask them to connect you with a fabricator who can special order and build the top you want. There are dozens of stone looks available - check out the Wilsonart website or the wallboard in the Kitchen department.

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