Small kitchen island ideas are always needed for extra storage space and table space. A slim kitchen island with plenty of storage space meets both of these needs in a neat and robust unit. When you reuse a vintage table or ironing board, or build a custom aquarium or pet cage to serve as your island, you are sure to make your kitchen more functional and appealing.
Potting tables are long, rustic wood should be designed for use in a greenhouse or outdoor patio. Utilitarian in design, they usually have low shelves and a large work area for a gardener for a tendency for landscape needs. Although new pottery tables are available, you can find vintage tables with lots of characters to use as an eye-catching kitchen island in your home. Shop flea markets and property sales, or place an ad online for a robust, used pottery table, you can tidy up, sand easily and seal with shellac or treat with mineral oils for household use. Ideal for a small kitchen, pottery tables are narrow and offer lots of shelves you can equip with baskets to keep your excess kitchen supplies.
Create a cool retro look in your little 1950’s kitchen using a vintage ironing board your kitchen island. With adjustable heights and a slim footprint, an ironing board topped with a standard metal top or fitted with countertop material will fit into your kitchen and provide a desirable work area. A butcher block can also be cut into the traditional ironing board form of a carpenter and fitted over the existing board to provide an unusual food prep area for your mini-space.