kitchen island cabinet resized 600Some large kitchens really need to add a cabinet or more for a kitchen island. You’ve seen the large room with just cabinets and appliances around the perimeter. Well there is a lot of space wasted at the middle of the room. You don’t need to run plumbing, although you could, but that would make the project get expensive.

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Try adding some base cabinets not only for additional storage, but you could make a breakfast bar out of it as well. Once you have the dimensions figured out, you can lay down some 2 x 4’s and secure them into the slab or subfloor with the appropriate anchors. The cabinets will fit over the 2 x 4 frame on the floor and get secured to it through the side panels. Once the unit is secured in place, you can use a brad nailer  and adhesive, and install the toe kick and side panels to cover the screw heads.

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You can choose to put whatever type of counter top on the island. If you have the room, it’s great to add an overhang for a bar style top. This way, you can add a few bar stools and people can have useable counter space in the kitchen.

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